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You can put as many hashtags you think you need for your post to be discovered. You're not bound by demoting your post because it has an arbitrarily-few too many hashtags. Good for budding artists!

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To all new folks comin' here:

You'll get more out of Mastodon by using unofficial mobile apps such as Tusky (Android) and Metatext (iOS) than through the official app.

You get a two more timelines to view: a Local timeline, and a Federated timeline.

The Local timeline consists of all public posts made by other people on the same instance/server you're on, while the Federated timeline consists of public posts including people outside of your instance.

You can the unofficial apps here: joinmastodon.org/apps

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A la gente nueva que viene:

Se puede sacar más provecho de Mastodon por usar los apps no oficiales como Tusky (Android) y Metatext (iOS) en lugar del app oficial.

Hay dos más Timelines en los apps no oficiales para ver: Local y Federado.

El Timeline Local se compone de posts públicos hecho por otros usuarios que están en la misma instancia donde estás. Lo Federado se compone posts públicos hecho por usuarios afuera de tu instancia.

Se puede ver una lista de los apps no oficiales por acá: joinmastodon.org/apps

Ojalá que lo que escribí se entienda bien. Español no es mi primer idioma. 🙇

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PSA: Always block the base domain! 

#FediTip for instance admins: On #Mastodon you can #FediBlock the base domain to block its subdomains as well.

For instance, blocking dumpsterfire.social will work for the subdomains pl.dumpsterfire.social, ak.dumpsterfire.social and any other subdomain they might spin up in the future.

This works even if dumpsterfire.social itself is not a federated instance and doesn't show up as a choice in search. Simply click the "Add new domain block" button in the upper right of the federation menu, enter dumpsterfire.social and do your thing.

Alternately you can search first and then click on the add new block button to both verify the domain and auto-populate the domain name field.

Particularly for dumpster fires that only have instances on subdomains, this gives you peace of mind and saves you the labor of tracking down new subdomains. I have seen instances use wildcard asterisks * for blocks, which do NOT work at least on mainline Mastodon/Hometown and should be replaced by base domain blocks.

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why call it bird site when ‘the fowl place’ is right there and a much better pun

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I would like to pubicly apologize for party rocking. It was immature of me to party rock in a public space, with all those people around. Somebody could have been hurt. I could have been hurt. It was a mistake I made in the house that night, and it is a time I will never forget. It was the worst of times. Sorry, for party rocking.

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Seeing reports that Huawei is censoring posts about the #A4Revolution in #China, automatically deleting photos from phones w/o informing users. (twitter.com/MsMelChen/status/1)

This is why privacy advocates criticized #Apple for trying to launch a feature last year to scan all photos on user devices—before they’re uploaded to iCloud.

Even if the feature is developed for good purposes (like stopping CSAM), the risks to #privacy are dangerous.

#tech #privacytech #infosec #cybersecurity #digitalrights

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My boss just fired me. In front of a coworker. And couldn’t give me a solid reason. Cool cool cool.

Anyone looking for a tech guy? Really good at Shopify and eBay especially but is also the type that works without breaks when I really love my work?

I don’t know what to tag, but if y’all know anything, please share/boost?

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People on Twitter wished for an edit button. One of Hive's security vulnerabilities allows even more: You can edit posts of other accounts.

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Warning: Do not use Hive Social ⚠️🐝

We found multiple critical security vulnerabilities in the App, leaking private messages, posts, images and user data like phone numbers, emails and birthdates.

zerforschung.org/posts/hive-en

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This was a choice, not by the person walking but by the decision makers who despise them.

Photo Credit
Twitter: @D_S_J_

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begpost, please boost 

im disabled, unemployed, and can't afford my bills or much of anything at this point... i worked for over a decade at a job that im no longer at, which at my behest is now being charged by the department of human rights for violating disability accommodations and traumatizing me on the job

thank you in advance for any help you can provide... our family of four is trying to survive on a single income right now and things continue to look bleak

paypal.com/paypalme/cutienojut

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I finally migrated my account! Hello gamedev.place, I am here now!

My name is Anna and I'm an art director, gamedev and illustrator that's been working in games and animation for 8 years!

Most recently I was the Creative Services Art Lead on Fall Guys, and I'm now up to MYSTERIES. Here's some of my work!

#gamedev #art #illustration #twitterevacuee

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so seems like this week a ton of #furry conventions are heading onto the fediverse! :blobfoxaww:

check out furrycon.social for a huge list of conventions on that instance

BLFC has their own instance on @blfc
and for Furality, they're now on at @furality too

very very exciting news :blobfoxbox:

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Giving a shout out today to surveillancereport.tech/. An excellent podcast showcasing news from the world of privacy and security on the Internet. You can also follow them on Mastodon @sr

Made by the same guys behind @techlore and @thenewoil.

As you leave Twitter and try Mastodon, it's important to educate yourself on how to manage your privacy online and be responsible for your safety. #SurveillanceReport #OnlineSafety

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I often am asked by people fleeing anti-trans states, "where should I move to?"

I created the anti-trans legislative risk map to help answer that question.

I am releasing my first post-election legislative risk map today. Subscribe to support my work.

erininthemorn.substack.com/p/t

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People keep saying mostly tech people are moving to Mastodon, as if that isn’t the same with anything new. Tech people will always be the first to adopt new technology. Our job is to prove the utility and lower the barrier to entry. Maybe Mastodon is currently too confusing for the average user. But so was Twitter, and smartphones, and the internet.

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This generalist Mastodon server welcomes enthusiasts of the Pokémon franchise, to talk about it or anything else. Join the federation!