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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

For those users out there. After every iOS update, the Bluetooth is turned back on. I am not a fan of using BT, making this highly frustrating.

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FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.

#NewHere

It has been awhile, feel I need to do something here now….

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Thank you, @Guardian! 🙏

The newspaper’s new feature clearly displays an article’s publication date when it’s shared on social media. This seemingly simple change will go a long way slowing the spread of misinformation online. tweeted by @mozilla

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Repeat after me - Smart TVs are not a smart investment. Get a good screen and use a set-top device: Android TV update puts home-screen ads on multi-thousand-dollar Sony Smart TVs arstechnica.com/?post_type=pos

I finally finished all 35 episodes (to date) for . Great series and I would encourage anyone remotely interested in security to hear these stories. Even if you don't care about security but have some online account(s), still valuable. A donation is on its way!

This show has made my reading list get a bit longer too. Some great books to be had that continue to dive into these tales from the dark side.

Keep up the good work @JackRhysider

I only recently stumbled upon (not via the dreadful app). privacy.haus

It was somewhat reassuring that decisions I made on products and services were already included in this list and some are even the "editors choice" for their category.

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It still baffles me that some people expect artists to do work for free. Maybe they would for an open source project, but stop asking for free work for your business!! I certainly ain't coding for free. Why the hell should they?!

Making a strong move to a laptop as my everyday device has been interesting. Overall good, but interesting. I am by no means a head.

The fact that has a "mapped drive" to my cloud storage has been extremely helpful with the transition. After all, I use maybe 1-3% of Word and Excel features. The move to OpenOffice has been fairly easy to date. (knock on wood)

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Honestly, we can’t make the finer points of tax codes any easier to understand BUT if you need to send financial info, Firefox Send will get it where you need it to go safely & disappear when you’re done with it.

t.co/iNZ9TAk9Dy tweeted by @Firefox

I am really enjoying the move to . The interface is simple, and finally a good password manager that is open source that I can get behind.

My password hygiene, and more importantly my families, has immensely improved!

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Critics say the FAA let the company basically certify its own plane. It turns out, that sort of thing happens a lot in the federal government.
n.pr/2CX2rOm

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#Panopticlick is an #EFF service, where you can click a button on the website and get your browser tested to see how well it protects you against trackers on the web:
panopticlick.eff.org/

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I appreciate this story of how is used, not just by people living under censorship, but day-to-day people trying to protect their kids.

blog.torproject.org/how-has-to

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!