So many new people here and across the fediverse! I guess it is time for another addition to my #introductions thread. :)
4 examples of my work below, and more upthread. :)
I now have a growing thread of #introductions I guess? :)
Below are 4 of my photographs created using different devices and techniques. You can also see more of my work upthread. :)
so #introductions again. :)
Ok enough tags. Here are a few examples of my work:
It's easy to get discouraged and feel like your posts online don't make a ripple. I feel that way pretty often.
Imposter syndrome, feeling stuck, and self-hatred can sneak up.
But every now and then I notice that I'm making some genuine friendships and connecting with artists I've admired for years.
What you do does matter. Don't give up.
If you're using a computer, did you know you can control Mastodon through your keyboard?
You can find a list of keyboard commands by pressing "?"
Also, an additional command not listed there: you can use emoji by typing ":" and then a keyword (for example ":smile") and then selecting the emoji with the arrow keys.
@eylul Seems like Twitter got a new algorithm and whispers of shadow bannings ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pretty fun with so many new folks storming the gate tho
I'm going to start a thread of quick #MastoTips for new users. Apologies for any hiccoughs, these toots aren't planned, so they may seem a little haphazard.
First of all: Welcome to Mastodon! If you're coming from Twitter you'll find some things very similar. Mastodon is a microblogging platform for sharing thoughts, photos, music, video, etc.
Posts on Mastodon are affectionately called "toots". You can laugh, it's OK. We found it funny too when we first joined.
People might also not know Mastodon is not the only type of social media sites that interact here.
There is also:
@pixelfed (Like Instagram)
Peertube (Like YouTube)
(You can see how they look in the pictures in the order that they are mentioned)
You can find more decentralized social media platforms at https://fediverse.party/
tips for newcomers
follow, boost and fave all you like! we don't care about follow ratios and faves are private. go hog wild!
boosting your own posts is 100% ok. no shame. the TL is chronological, so there's no algorithm to fight.
please do use CWs. if in doubt, use one just to be safe.
hashtags are your friends and really the only effective way to search for posts. be sure to use them to maximize your reach.
don't be afraid to engage. dumping pictures is fine but stay and chat a bit too!
Krita 4.2.5 released (please update if you have 4.2.4; important bug fix!) https://krita.org/en/item/krita-4-2-5-released/
If you're looking for musicians to follow, have a look at who I am following from this account - almost all of them are pretty cool active mastodon musicians! If you're looking for something specific, feel free to ask - I know at least the music of the ones who have participated in one of the #MusicCollab s pretty well! #music 🐳🎼
If you're looking for an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly alternative to Microsoft's Skype, you might want to try Jami:
You can also follow them on here at:
It's free, open and distributed, and available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.
It has no servers, calls are connected directly peer-to-peer over an encrypted connection.
We've just released Krita 4.2.3: https://krita.org/en/item/krita-4-2-3-released/ … -- this fixes problems with starting Krita on Windows systems with broken graphics drivers and adds canvas rotation with touch gestures. And 30 more bug fixes.
The BriqueCamp / YunoCamp 2019 will happen in Paris from August 10th to 16th ! 😋
We would be glad to meet you if you wish to discuss or learn or contribute to the Internet Cube or #YunoHost project (we desperately need people willing to work on "not-code" stuff like communication, UX tests, design, ... ) ... Or working on another Internet decentralization project is fine too!
Please contact us if you plan to attend and need an accomodation!
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