On #activism and #art - “…activism usually involves some kind of call to action and something you’d like someone to do, which is to vote for someone, or come to a rally, for example. Art can be pretty awful when it tries to be like that. I like it so much more when art lays something out for me, but doesn’t tell me what my conclusions should be.”
Another #introduction tip for new Mastodon users ( like me ):
Unlike Twitter, which shows strangers' posts in your feed once they get popular or once your friends like them, Mastodon appears to only show you posts by people you're following and posts they've boosted ( which is Mastodon-ese for RT )
So if you appreciate someone else's post and you also want your followers to see it too, you need to click those boost arrows. Just clicking the fave star won't make it visible to your followers.
So it’s customary to make an #introduction? OK, hello! I am a singer-songwriter who makes folk rock music, a long time activist, and I’m here because… well, I followed someone I follow on Twitter! Happy to be here discovering this place.
#MastoArt Quick question as I learn how this platform is like and unlike Twitter! How do I see who has “favorited” a “toot?” (My junior high school self is not going to stop giggling about that anytime soon.)
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