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I'd like to remind all Mastodon users that you can add a language filter to any follow relationship on Mastodon.

If you follow me and you don't speak German, you can easily remove my German posts from your timeline by adjusting the language settings.

Go to my profile page, select the dot menu and click "Change subscribed languages". Then select the languages that you speak.

This really is a hidden gem 💎 on Mastodon and not many people seem to know this feature :awesome:


#Mastodon nutzt "Question" als Objekt... siehe:

Mit #Mammuthus habe ich das soweit kompatibel umgesetzt, vgl. z.B. @tagesfrage

Wie sieht das bei #Friendica aus?

!Friendica Support
ich merke immer wieder dass mein #Mastodon Account auf mehr Beiträge anhand von #Hashtags findet, als mein #Friendica Account auf
Wenn ich auf Friendica den Beitrag von Mastodon dann manuell über die Suche aufrufe, dann wird er als Empfangen angezeigt.
Gibts hier irgendwelche Tricks? Wird wohl auch an der Größe der Instanz liegen.
Ich hatte mal testweise Mastodon Instanzen per RSS abonniert. Genauer Hashtags als #RSS. Das hat dann mehr Beiträge nach Friendica gespült. Irgendwann waren diese aber dann doppelt und dreifach, weshalb ich das Experiment wieder aufgegeben habe.

A year and a half on #Mastodon & I still really like this algorithm-free experience in the #fediverse.

Thanks @Gargron.

Great to meet @Gargron, @andypiper and many other #Fediverse and #Mastodon enthusiasts in SF.

Thanks to @mike and @Flipboard for holding the social event!

it's kinda funny that instead of hiring someone to submit a patch for their issue, #itsfoss decided to publish the article about their technical problems

The article reads superficial, like vague request for commercial proposal but for free lol

> #Mastodon instance admins, please fix our computer, or else we'll stop reposting to your social network

Folks, this is not journalism...

IMHO this is not specific to #Mastodon... not even to a federated system.

It could also happen, if an URL of your site would be mentioned for example in an article on an online news portal with a large user base... then starting to visit your site.

So any unusual peak in traffic...

Wow! Never thought about it. Yes, this totally makes sense.
Another temporary solution (instead of blocking Mastodon user-agent) could be blocking all media sent to that agent, to decrease traffic.
I hope there will be a fix sooner than later, this is a really bad side effect of #Mastodon. BTW what about other #fediverse back-ends, same issue?

I need the help of #mastodon #philosophers.

Why the f*** would #Putin try to coopt the legacy of Immanuel #Kant?

It's probably not a serious question. Maybe it's just a silly immature dunk on #Germany / #German pride. Or maybe there's something darker in Kant's writings that #Russia thinks supports recent #Russian behavior (I have no reason to believe there is, I'm just openly musing).

Either way it's certainly a bizarre new front in the conflict: #philosophy war.

@Gargron Question for you, sir. How risky is it to run HEAD for #Mastodon? Is it safe to assume that's what is running? If one is brave enough to do that, do you have any advice on how to make upgrades any more efficient?

#neophiliac #eternaltesterofnewthings

Oh, the Founder of Mastodon takes the final and last Step to get more Profit out of it by babbling about something with creating a Non-Profit organization in the US because of their Taxes...🙄

Just my humble opinion on the matter at hand. 😉

#Mastodon #Fediverse #US #Taxes #Money #Profit #NonProfit
@Gargron @roblen

#Mastodon forms new 501(c)(3) non-profit entity with new board of directors in the United States to facilitate tax-deductible donations and in-kind support:

Featured hashtags on Mastodon were originally going to be a really useful feature, but the actual implementation with them off to the side (where trending hashtags usually are) made them totally invisible on the mobile web view and confusing on the desktop view.

They were originally supposed to be above the timeline on a profile (see screenshot). I've started an issue asking for this to be implemented, feel free to join with posts or thumbs if this interests you:

#Mastodon #MastoDev

Warum bekomme ich maximal die Beiträge der letzten beiden Tage angezeigt?

Wenn ich unter Friendica den Account von @Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung aufrufe, so sind die ältesten Beiträge dort rund zwei Tage alt. Rufe ich jedoch direkt die Mastodon Seite auf, sehe ich das es da viel mehr und ältere Beiträge gibt. Woran kann das liegen?

#Frage #Friendica #Beiträge #Mastodon #Alte-Beiträge #Sascha #2024-04-25 !Friendica Support

Deliberately friend-sized and friend-shaped, with a soft surface material and soft, squishy stuffing, you will soon be able to have a #Mastodon in your home:

Mastodon obviously.

Did you know that Dorsey introduced the Bluesky project back in 2019 while he was still Twitter CEO?


What does it mean to federate your Flipboard profile? In the simplest terms, it means that whatever you curate (aka share) on Flipboard will be "syndicated" out to the fediverse with no extra effort. @miaq tests it out and breaks it down.

#Federation #Fediverse #FediCurious #Curation #Flipboard #Mastodon #SpreadMastodon #Creators

Oooh, is this new? (Rhetorical question - even if it is not new, it seems new to me!)
I really like how mastodon (in the version currently running on explains how blocks work!

P.S. Obviously not blocking this particular account, used it as an example 😅

#mastodon #fediverse

Activitypub or Atproto ... one item that both Mastodon have in common with Bluesky is amount of "spam" links and accounts boosting those "spammy" accounts

Several "award winning art / photo" profiles I saw had 5 or more links including their pinned post

Win goes to Bluesky since they seem to have better control of that ... for now

#photography #mastodon
#pixelfed #misskey #lemmy #opensource #foss #bluesky #atproto #fediverse #activitypub

We started this account less than 6 months ago. It's going pretty well – thanks to you: 4.2k followers, lots of interactions, questions, and comments. 🎉

A couple of weeks ago, the European Broadcasting Union (#EBU) asked us to write a guest article about our experience with #Mastodon / the #Fediverse, explain the basics, and point out the advantages. <img class=" title=":mastodon:"/>

Challenge accepted. 👍

So here's the finished post by @lxplm, hot off the #blog press. ⌨️


Thank you for giving a prime example of why #Mastodon #language filters should apply even to Home timelines even on people you follow.

Is it possible to obtain it without the elephant and with a green shirt instead of the blue one?

#Merchtodon #Plushtodon #Mastodon

He’s here! The prototype, anyway. He’s big, squishy, and friend-shaped. We’ll try to make him as affordable as possible. You’ll have to wait a couple more months to get one, but we might open pre-orders relatively soon.

#Merchtodon #Plushtodon #Mastodon

Exactly the same content, posted on the same time, to similar crowd, gets 10x more engagement here than on Twitter, even tho I have 10x less followers here.

Why are people still using Twitter for promotion? And some are paying money thinking they're getting a good deal.

#twitter #mastodon #socialmedia #seo #visibility #posting #content #followers #viral

In our latest #Mastodon for Android release, we're making it easier than ever to share profiles using QR codes, among a number of other usability improvements:

Been trying this out secretly for the past few weeks — a "catch-up" timeline page. Did whole bunch of iterations, where I myself is the guinea pig, but this time reaching a point where I just got to share it out in the public.

- NOT final design, still very experimental, only on my local machine
- Instead of algo timeline, this is focused on data-grid-like UI for configuring exactly what I want to see.
- This honestly could be another full-fledged app/client by itself 🫠


Should I be concerned that Trend is flagging the official Mastodon app on Android as suspect? Or is it just Trend being a goofball again? #mastodon #android #malware #trendmicro #security

We pitched BlueSky against Mastodon. See how it fares:

#mastodon #bluesky

The official Mastodon Android app now has QR codes for sharing profiles.

Full changelog:

#mastodon #update

Mastodon Has A Serious SPAM Problem

"Over the past week or so there has been a serious spam problem hitting mastodon and rest of the fediverse especially misskey over on the japanese side of things and the story behind it is absolutely wild."

#Mastodon #Fediverse #Lemmy #spam #skid #scriptKiddies #DoS #security #openSocialNetworking #misskey #BrodieRobertson #YouTube

PS: if you like Brodie's content, he can also be found on Mastodon: @BrodieOnLinux

RE: Kuroneko incident

#fediadmins are advised to temporarily disable sign-ups for now, or implement some anti-spam measure to limit signups to not get spammed.
Currently they are targeting #misskey and #mastodon, but other #activitypub servers may soon be targeted.

More details will be posted soon. Stay tuned. #fediblock#fediadmin#fedadmins#mastodadmin#misskeyadmin#cybersecurity#spam

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