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.
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.
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
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 https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1486513
I finally finished all 35 episodes (to date) for #darknetdiaries. 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
The fact that #Tresorit 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)
I am really enjoying the move to #Bitwarden. 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!
NIST publication on PII here:
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.
I appreciate this story of how #Tor is used, not just by people living under censorship, but day-to-day people trying to protect their kids.
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!