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#following

Petra van Cronenburg
5 days ago

Is #following now automatically connected with the #notify bell? I would like to decide for myself about being notified. And I don't remember that I ever clicked the bell. Today, I already had to deactivate it on several profiles! #Mastodon #annoying #TimelineOverflow

Rasta
1 week ago

What makes you follow people on Mastodon?

#Following #Mastodon #Interests #Introduction #Poll

Mark Vanderbeeken
1 week ago

Many here on #Mastodon are asking how people can justify still being on #X.
My personal experience is tolerable because I don’t use #ForYou and #Following, but only #Lists. So my feed is #chronological, not #algorithmic. I don’t see pushed posts by people I don’t follow, nor do I have any advertising. It only gets bad when I do a #search and select “Latest”.

Sami Seppo
2 weeks ago

#Hashtags may pose as a visual headline or as a considered emphasiser in body text, while placing rather the rest, if not all, or at least most of them in the very end of you post – including images. Tags appear most elegantly when placed this way, max three are shown by default and others as ..."show more".

Following hashtags is also a recommendedly relevant way to substantially scale your Home feed and find new fedizens. 👍

#Mastodon #tips #features #LatestUpdate #fediverse #following

Peter van Alphen
4 weeks ago

Het is goed, dat die dataslurpers/misbruikers een halt wordt toegeroepen!
#bigdata #following #halt

https://www.emerce.nl/nieuws/petitie-eist-verbod-online-volgen-burgers

Crazy-to-Bike :Friendica:
1 month ago

@apps

#Fedilab v3.24.1 under #Android 13 doesn't show the number of #messages, #following and #follower of #Friendica accounts.

Tested with 2 different Friendica instances v23.05 and v23.09-rc

Ist this a known bug?

Pop's the Passive Voyeur's Blog
1 month ago

I think that many bloggers have their blog, they write and publish their posts because they want to gain a following and please their readers, likes, comments and especially follows are the reward they need, it’s what they crave. I say many but not all, I’m sure there are also many who don’t require this reward to feel relevant. Maybe they have a blog and write posts for their own pleasure, maybe they wish to educate, enlighten, perhaps they have an agenda to push or just want to keep a journal, or they have some other reason to blog that I haven’t thought about.

I personally don’t believe any of these reasons is wrong, they are all equally relevant and equally good reasons to blog, blogging after all is a very personal thing to do and whatever your reason for doing so is the correct reason in your eyes and as it’s your blog then who am I, who is anyone to say you should be doing it for some other reason ?

As for me, well I write my blog for myself, simply for my own pleasure, I do it to please myself, I just enjoy putting my thoughts down into words and getting them out there, I am a purely selfish blogger. My blog is my own and I write it for me, yep selfish. Of course if I entertain someone, educate someone or whatever then great that’s nice to know, if folk like my post, leave a comment of some kind, or even become followers then of course I’m not gonna complain, that’s a kind of validation right there and who doesn’t like a little validation 😁

Another thing is that a lot of peeps have a blog which centers on a particular topic, they write posts on a specific subject, something they know about and are passionate about, this places them into a particular niche and from that niche they gain a following. As long as they continue with their prime topic as the main subject of their blog then that niche following will probably stay with them as they will find the kind of things they wish to read and will keep coming back.

Now it may be be hard to tell so far as it is a very young blog and I’m just sort of setting it up and feeling my way into it, but my blog will end up having quite a wide variety of topics and be quite general in nature as I have quite a few interests and intend to use it as a catch all general personal blog and journal.

Therefore my blog won’t really have a specific niche as such, there might be a post about photography, followed by one about art, then aquariums, perhaps one about bonsai, a journal entry, a simple status update followed by a mad rant about something in the news and who knows what else in the future !!

This gets me wondering about my little blog, whether or not it will find an audience at all as it doesn’t really have a niche as such, just many random topics, but then again of course as I’m doing it purely for myself, as a selfish blogger then perhaps this doesn’t matter, maybe not 😁

https://passivevoyeur.uk/2023/10/23/selfish-blogger/

#audience #blog #bloggers #blogging #comment #follow #followers #following #like #myself #niche #pleasure #readers #reward #selfish #subject #topic #validation

Lizakowski 🌈
1 month ago

@nina_kali_nina @yottatsa making magnetic tape at home? :) #following

FediVerseExplorer
1 month ago

#Following #Castopod #Podcasts from the #FediVerse often fails.

I hope, it's understandably described.
https://code.castopod.org/adaures/castopod/-/issues/401

If someone can help, it would be fine.

#Follow #Issue

Despite, thanx for that great piece of software!
@Castopod@podlibre.social

I feel that the #fediverse's lack of an #algorithm is *more* toxic than #Twitter; on #mastodon's #chronological timeline I feel like I'm missing out on important signal in the noise so I have to spend more time combing through it, exploring #hashtags, #following them, #mute words, build #lists, etc. With Twitter there were ads, but also there was all the best stuff since the last time you logged in, sorted by how interesting it would be to YOU! That was awesome; I miss that!

#technology

I feel that the #fediverse's lack of an #algorithm is *more* toxic than #Twitter; on #mastodon's #chronological timeline I feel like I'm missing out on important signal in the noise so I have to spend more time combing through it, exploring #hashtags, #following them, #mute words, build #lists, etc. With Twitter there were ads, but also there was all the best stuff since the last time you logged in, sorted by how interesting it would be to YOU! That was awesome; I miss that!

#tech

PSiReN-X
2 months ago

#Meanwhile...

#InAbsentia: Unless you #Happen to be #One of #MyFollowers or #Someone I'm #Following, you can #SafelyAssume I just #DontGiveAFuck what you #Think in...

#TheGreatNonHappeningHappening

#TopTip: #Check your #FalseEquivalence before you #ComeForMe...

#TheRules:

1: #KnowTheRules
2: #RememberTheRules
3: #TryNotToKillAnyone

🧙⚔️🤖🐺🤖⚔️🧙 | 🎈🐘🦹🦄🦹🐘🎈

#AboutTheRules...
#MastodonSpyBalloon
#MastodonMechaUnicorn

@gurftastic @crew

You'll have to ask the #admin to manually #refresh #profiles

Sadly #federation is #not #given in #fediverse

#Following helps tho
(Maybe if they #admin #follows lots of ppl?)

ỉƶo
2 months ago

Wo ich schonmal dabei bin... ich kann ja auch aktiv auf #Following Suche gehen:

Kennt Ihr gute Accounts aus der #medibubble die Ihr empfehlen könnt? Gern mit Fokus auf #Covid19 muss aber ganz und gar nicht. Und die (genderkritische) #ProWrestling bubble - gibt es die in #Germany? #Theater in #Leipzig vielleicht noch?! #Kakao Fetischist*innen?!?

#boost for success, thx!

Dr. Dani Sanchez
2 months ago
Dr. Dani Sanchez
2 months ago

Jeremy Theobald and Alex Haw in “Following”
#CultShelf #Following #JeremyTheobald #AlexHaw #ChristopherNolan #FilmNoir

Dr. Dani Sanchez
2 months ago

Posters for “Following” from The USA, France, Poland and Iran.
#CultShelf #Following #ChristopherNolan #FilmNoir

Four posters for the 1998 psychological neo noir “ Following” from The USA, France, Poland and Iran.
Ricardo Harvin
2 months ago

I rarely use the #Mastodon #web #interface so I don't know if the #dormant #following / #follower option has been available since I first joined last October (it's buried), but I just went through both groups and deleted most of the accounts there.

It seems a lot of them are artifacts of people migrating #server #instances, and a good chunk are folks who went back to #corporate #SocialMedia.

My follower count is now more realistic, from 1.6k to 610. Accounts I follow went from 374 to 259.

PSiReN-X
2 months ago

@selzero

#Meanwhile...

#TheBBC has #KindlyProduced this #Infomercial that #ExplainsIT...

[#Viewers are #Advised / #Reminded that the #Following #Performance also contains #ExcessiveParody and #TriggerWarningsThroughout]

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Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC Comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UJPjULCa9Q

PSiReN-X
3 months ago

@selzero

#Meanwhile...

#TheBBC has #KindlyProduced this #Infomercial that #ExplainsIT...

[#Viewers are #Advised / #Reminded that the #Following #Performance contains #ExcessiveParody and #TriggerWarningsThroughout]

🧙⚔️🤖🐺🤖⚔️🧙 | 🎠🦹☕🦄☕🦹🎠

Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC Comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w

Jon Bowie
3 months ago

This fellow has been #following me around the #field #catching #mice I spook up as I #cut #hay
#Coyote #CoyotesOfMastodon

A Coyote stands in the swath in a field
Rotan
3 months ago

I know opt-in full text #search is coming to Mastodon, and I have seen people looking for the right #hashtags to follow for their various topics of interest, so I wonder if at some point Mastodon might support a search like this:

"Find me the hashtags that are most frequently associated with this search pattern: ..."

If that were a thing, it would make #hashtag #following much, much better.

PSiReN-X
3 months ago

#NotNews24 | #UnbreaklingFaceOfJesusNotNews...

At #AnotherRisk of #Heresy; #Following a #GruellingDay of #NothingMuch #GoingOn; we have yet to #Find #TheFaceOfJesus in a #CurlyWurly...

We'll #KeepLooking... | #AsYouWere #NothingToSeeHere #MoveAlong

🧙⚔️🤖🐺🤖⚔️🧙 | ☕️🍪🍫🦄🍫🍪☕️

https://twitter.com/PearRaider/status/1450497443162886156
#Cadburys: #CurlyWurly
#ThePassiveAggressionOfTheChrist
DuBusGuy19
3 months ago

I cut three “followings” from my list. All three hadn’t posted anything in a month or longer, so the impact on my #timeline has been minimal. #mastodon #ThinningThursday #following

PSiReN-X
3 months ago

(@PSiReN@vmst.io)

#Meanwhile... #MoreTails from #TheRoseGarden... | #TalesFromTheRoseGarden

#Following the #Success of #PartialMowJune... We're now #Aiming for #PartialMowSeptember... #TheBees are #LovingIT...

But #Speaking of #PlumAndRusty...

I #StillThink we might be #GettingAutumn / #Fall a #BitSooner than #Usual...

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TDonoval
3 months ago

Over there on algorithm-driven social platforms I thought I sucked at #hashtagging because my posts went largely ignored. Mastodon has taught me that I probably suck at creating content.

#SocialMedia #posts #tweets #toots #SocialPlatforms #BuildingAudience #ContentCreation #Hashtag #FF #following #likes #boosts #favs #SelfReflection

I'm trying to remember that #following people is more important on #Mastodon than on sites afflicted with "The Algorithm." Usually I read through the first several posts of people I might be interested in following.

I just ran across a person with the top three posts being a complaint about big corporate BS, #avacados, and a #Cat. It got an immediate follow!

Agent Joséphine Baker
4 months ago

Guten Morgen, liebe Gesprächspartner*innen!🥰

#Mastodon #Following #Frühstücking

🥥 Here's how I operate on the #Fediverse with regard to #following back:
1 ) No banner pic is 1 demerit.
2 ). No avatar pic -- or only generic system symbol -- 1 demerit
3 ). No posts, no replies, no media -- 3 demerits
4 ) No one following you -- 1 demerit
5 ). You don't follow anyone -- 2 demerits

5 or more demerits: I usually won't #follow you back.
Now you know what to do to get ME to follow YOU back. 🥥

🥥 Okay, stay with me on this:
What if instead of boosting others a lot and attempting to craft thoughtful toots in order to get a #following, I just keep editing this one post until the #GOP #ZombieApocalypse, or the #ClimateCrisis makes this planet uninhabitable by carbon-based life forms? 🥥

PSiReN-X
4 months ago

@_

#ForInformation: I've been #Browsing the #MastodonCatalogue of #CustomEmojis and #Added the #Following to #OurLocalLibrary...

There are #LoadsOfThem in #WideCirculation and #IF you'd like #MoreAdded (around a particular #Theme or #Topic), please let me know and I'll #Hunt for #SomethingAppropriate...

#AtYourService

:trans_fire: ⚔️ :trans_furr_white: 🐺 :trans_furr_white: ⚔️ :trans_fire: | :RainbowInfinity: 🦹 :party_wizard: 🦄 :party_wizard: 🦹 :RainbowInfinity:

Lydia Conwell :firefish:
4 months ago

A Migration Story ...

You know, you
#migrate the people you're #following and you get this steady stream of follow backs --

from accounts you don't remember ever following ...

Mr A Dean :mastodon:
4 months ago

Right - let's go!
It's Friday - the perfect excuse to do lots of #boosting and #following! Let's continue to build those networks, and share all the loveliness!
#FollowBackFriday
#Mastodon :mastodon:

Every so often I purge and clean up my followers and following list. If you don't have a finished bio I wait until it is completed and follow you then. A blank bio to me means you are not active here. So make sure you spend some time finishing up your profile. #followers #following #twitter #twitterrefugee

Kevin Dalley
4 months ago

@CliffWade

@jeridansky
I follow 233
Most of them are in a list, and muted in home, so my home us somewhat manageable

#poll #polls #potd #following #mastodon #fediverse #tech #allthingstech

Cliff
4 months ago

How many people/accounts are you following here on Mastodon?

Please BOOST for maximum exposure to the Fediverse!

#Poll #Polls #POTD #Following #Mastodon #Fediverse #Tech #AllThingsTech

Annabelle
4 months ago

I am almost #following 100 people here on #Mastodon, I need more people to find. #Letsgofor100.

Annabelle
4 months ago

I am still trying to build a #following here and wanting more people to #follow me here. Get new pals that way. The friends I made here so far. I #love all of you. You have made my #TwitterMigration from there to here a great thing.

Ricardo Harvin
4 months ago

#Following is a very good #NeoNoir, reminiscent in some ways of the excellent #BloodSimple.

There's a surprising amount of tension that stays throughout even though the whole #movie is low-key, with a leisurely pace.

It has #Nolan's now-signature #nonlinear #timeline with a device that makes it easy to keep track of what's, when.

Clever #plot and slow unpeeling of its layers keep the truth well-hidden, even when you think you know what's happening, in true #noir fashion.

Gustavo 🎮🔭🇵🇷
5 months ago

How often do you “prune” your #Following list to refine and tailor your #timeline? If you don’t, please comment on your methods to keep your timeline tidy and interesting. #mastodon

I think people start following me on #Mastodon because they are following someone who's following me and they boost or comment or something.

This is what it must feel like to have powerful connections!

#Followers #Follows #Following

Just gone through my #Following and #Followers lists here and the majority have stopped posting on #Mastodon, that's really sad..... this is an awesome community platform.

#Photography #BelieveInFilm #Masto #Engagement #MastodonEngagement

Goofy Hydra
5 months ago

For what it's worth. I now have in my #following feed one Tech "subreddit" on #Kbin and one #Sweden related one at #Lemmy.

#TheFutureIsHereNow!

Finally finished going through my #following page and unfollowed at least 500 accounts that were both dormant and not mutual. I feel so much lighter!

Hannah Celsius
7 months ago

I'd like to follow more people, that post every day (or almost every day) and not only once a week or so.

Am now apparently following quite a lot that don't post that much, and i just don't see them.

Tips, suggestions, anyone?
#FollowTips #follows #following #mastodon

Cliff
7 months ago

Just out of curiosity, how often do you go through your Following list and remove all of the dormant accounts that are listed there due to them being inactive for 30 - 45+ days?

#MastodonTips #DormantUsers #DormantAccount #Following #InactiveUsers

An image with a white background and a beige looking talk bubble with 4 question marks that are each a different color.

You may have seen the #SPAM account from thegx.ca making multiple accounts for nothing more than the purpose of SPAMMING people by #mass #following to #flood your #follower list with their #malicious #website.

According to their #WHOIS #domain #registration, they have obviously provided #fake #information. Because of this, I have filed an #official #complaint with ICANN.

Secondly, I found out their site is hosted by #PromoPeople, and have filed complaint with them as well. You should too!

the roamer
8 months ago

#Mastodon for new arrivals, in 500 characters

To find good posts, use #hashtag search. A #Like thanks the author for their post; a #Boost shares that post with others. By #Following the author, you invite their future posts into your #Home.

Follow freely; you can unfollow later. Boost with restraint: excessive boosting becomes noise.

The central writing mode on Mastodon is the #Reply. Add your comments to existing conversations. If your reply has wider relevance, boost it.

#TwitterMigration

Multiverse Mike
8 months ago

Had a busy schedule and lacked a bit of motivation lately so not as many posts, but just wanted to say good morning to all my timeline peeps!

..and if we aren't #following one another already and ya wanna chat #horror movies, #comics, #comicbooks, or development of #fediverse apps/gateways (or like pics of #guineapigs - I got 3 elder but still adorable gals I post about sometimes), I'd love to get to know more about what's up with ya!

Fen C
9 months ago

"Presumptive Follow."

My follow/followback 'policy' here is not the one I used on #Birdsite.

Here I follow/followback as many people as I can (on 'face value') and unfollow later if they turn out to have racist/neo-NAZI (etc. etc.) tendencies.

Is that a good scheme?

How do you do it/decide?

#follow #following #Mastodon

Cartoon person being followed by other cartoon people.
Mark McElroy
9 months ago

I need to add some more carefully-curated folks to my #Following list.

If you're following any:

- #authors and #writers who post about their process and the work of #writing

- #PKM and #Obsidian users who are sharing insights into their work

- #news organizations and #journalists who are reporting on current events, climate change,

- #SciFi #authors, #showrunners, #producers, #creators, #directors, or #podcasters

Please send recommendations my way!

Patrick Stewart
9 months ago

If you haven't been #following me for a few weeks, or before I moved to #Universeodon, you probably haven't seen this one before.

I wrote about a recent Tinnitus flair up the other day and recently put it on my #Medium. My #Tinnitus (ear #ringing) been acting up again the last few days so I wanted to share it again. If you don't have tinnitus, be really thankful. It's not the most fun condition to live with. If you do have it, I feel you. Hang in there.

#Boosts and reads are appreciated!

https://medium.com/the-taoist-online/a-painful-history-with-anxiety-tinnitus-d5bc87cc5364

Roni Laukkarinen
9 months ago

"Why did you follow me?", you might wonder.

A reminder: I follow everyone. It's different here in the Fediverse, there is no recommendations or algorithms. I follow everyone and then unfollow if the content ends up being not for me.

I curate people to lists like "Web developers" and "Finnish people". I like my home feed like a busy street, I can always check what's happening there, in my own terms. #Mastodon #Fediverse #Following #Followers

Jeff Morris ZA
9 months ago

@Gargron @atomicpoet @Sarahp
My little #wish-list:
Easier thread-following on desktop (or tell me how)
Icon on header line of every post indicating #following

Roni Laukkarinen
10 months ago
Patrick Stewart
10 months ago

THANK YOU SO MUCH for #following on my #journey on #mastodon! 700!!

I love being able to share my #stories, #writings, and my #life with you.

As a #celebration I've released my first #podcast #episode in years! I wanted to say in my own words why I'm not a #Christian which is a retelling and companion to my essay which you can find at the links below or subscribe on #spoitfy or #ApplePodcasts

Listen to Podcast - https://tinyurl.com/2tctcy5e
Read the Essay - https://tinyurl.com/4sc4zufy

Thank you 700 followers
Upstart Crow
10 months ago

jenifer daniels :verified:
@jentrification

i #design, #build, and #invest in #people, #places, and #purpose | thought partner for hire | 📸 #photos @ jeniferdaniels dot com

beginning #francophile # sois gentil

#WhatUpDoe #GenX #BlackTwitter #BlackMastodon #techjustice #Detroit #placemaking #urbanism #urbanist #innovation #MainStreet #BlackWomenLead
#follow #followfriday #following
#altext #art #Digitalart
Sidewalk Perspective
by Carl J Shoemaker

Sidewalk Perspective
by Carl J Shoemaker
Upstart Crow
10 months ago

Joanne Fisher
@Jedigirl
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Queer writer living in Christchurch, New Zealand (she/her). Writer of #poetry, #flashfiction, #fiction, and #articles. I have also written two novels that are currently unpublished. Avid reader and film buff, especially #horror, #fantasy, #sciencefiction and #LGBTQIA. I also love #astronomy, #history, #art, #music, #cooking, #photography, #boardgames, #DungeonsAndDragons, and #MagicTheGathering. #Lesbian #Trans #Atheist #Socialist Check out my blog Joanne the Geek at https://jedigirlblog.wordpress.com
#follow #following #boost #followfriday #altext
American Rustic
by Carl J Shoemaker

Antique Farm Truck
by Carl J Shoemaker
Upstart Crow
10 months ago

Cate
@Cateo

#Artist, #feminist, #Warrendemocrat, owned by a basset hound puppy named Bosch. #Mask wearing fully #vaccinated. #Leftcoaster living in #Iowa
#art #artle #wordle #coffee #bassethounds #feminist
#sociology #BlackIowaNews
#photography #history #science #literaure #paintings #birds #animals #fog #peace #healthcare #zen #artists #poetry #astronomy #BLM #films #languages #poetry #politics

"it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world." ~ Mary Oliver
#follow #following #boost #followfriday #altext
Cascade Evening
by Carl J Shoemker

Cascade Evening
by Carl J Shoemaker
Upstart Crow
10 months ago

Philipp Michel Reichold
@philippmichelreichold
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Retired nurse living in Florida with my brother, nephew, and pit bull.
#science
#biology
#ScienceFiction
#nature
#astrophysics
#paleontology
#history
#linguistics
FWIW, I used to write a bit--http://mike_reichold.tripod.com/
#follow #following #boost #followfriday #altext

Liberty Theatre Bend Oregon
by Carl J Shoemaker
Liam Lonsdale
11 months ago

For all you beautiful folks that are #following for #running chat … the rehab continues.

If there’s one thing this #injury has reminded me, it’s how important basic #strength work is to a #training program. I hear it over and over again, but it seems like actually DOING it was what it took for it to hit home.

Had my PT check-in today and he’s super pleased with my progress. The work continues.

Chasing that goal of a return to #trailrunning before March. And a return to #roadrunning ASAP.

OutOfExile_IDR § Voice ®™️
11 months ago

Ivory Tower Profiles - Community Engagement and Conversations:

I just happened across an interesting post.  It seems to be from one of those type of accounts that many complain about.  I’m just the messenger delivering the opinions that I have gathered in countless conversations on the subject but, I’m guessing I still may get flack.  This is not a complaint about this person, follow backs, or follower count, only what I have heard others talking about.

This person, a journalist, is asking for help getting twitter followers to follow here.  The profile already has 106k followers but, only follows 246.  I did the math. That's just under .25 %, less than 1 (one) % of their following.  One of the bio tags on this persons profile is writing about “internet culture”.  I can’t help but wonder how this person can accurately report on a culture they do not seem to engage with 99.75% of it’s members. 

As one said, in one of many discussions,  it seems arrogant to not hear the voice and opinion of those that follow you.  Many I’ve heard tend to agree and again, I’m just the messenger.

The most recent posts from this profile seem to be only about this person and twitter.  I can't find an introduction or a “Hello Fediverse, just concern for follower acquisition and self.

Even an article on why their Twitter account was suspended.  No engagement or conversation with the nearly 19,746  followers this user is reqesting assistance from, to collect more followers here.

When I want the news, I turn it on and can’t recall Lloyd Robertson or Katie Couric seeking out my attention or assistance.  Today, they would probably be focused on gun violence or the plight of Ukraine, rather than the potential of lost adoration.

Two days ago was another such thread refering to another such “user".  The subject account had 20k followers and only one toot was ever posted.  This “user" follows zero of their 20k followers (That’s 0%). Many conversations, and several opinions cite how some big accounts arrogantly expect people to flock but, never engage or acknowledge with those that follow. 

Another post several weeks ago was actually directed at another journalist, scathing them for the same lack of engagement.  I understand the busyness of facing a deadline but, engaging a few is not that hard.  Take a scroll down your follwers list on a Sunday morning and favor,  boost or DM "hello" to a few.  Its really not that time consuming and the people you get to know, are often amazing.

Me?  I follow and reach out.  If they follow great, if not, I don't really care.  I'm about quality, not quantification.  If I find those I follow seem self absorbed or clog up my feed with irrelevance, I mute or unfollow the source.

The common theme echoing is this:  Mastodon is not a corporation but, is our community.  To be part of any community one generally first must engage.  Those who do not, are often viewed as outsiders with no regard for it’s members.  Think of it like this:  You patronize a shop regularly and the merchant gladly accepts your money. When you see this person on the street, they do not even nod politely, seeming only to avoid you;  would you still shop at that persons business?

What’s your opinion on this? I’d  like to know, as long as you remember, don’t shoot the messenger.  The concern of many is that ivory tower users like this, will turn our community into Twitter 2.hole.  A people driven algorithm of elitist exclusion. Again, we are not a target market, we are community of persons.

[After finishing this, I looked at the profile of the individual with the 20k to zero following. I noticed 3k more followers but, now the person follows two.  One of the followed is the other profile with 106k noted above.]

"Engaging handshake" Artwork below by John Hain:

Buy him a cup?
https://pixabay.com/images/id-1000062/

Don't forget the ALT text.

#community #engagement #interaction #involvement #gratitude #GivingBack #followers #following #mastodon #birdsite #exclusion #aloof #elite #IvoryTower #outsider #opinions #twitter

Image is this artist’s rendering of the many things a handshake can represent.  The foundation of the two hand clasping is a blending of multiple colors. From left to right each color intertwines as shifting shades of blue gives way to purples then mauves and ending with reds.

The countless words that cover this union of hands include, but are not limited to:

Welcome, communicate, connect, relate to, respect, bridge, help out, regard, appreciate, diversity  accommodate, join with, reach out and possibly, the word engage.

Art by John Hain.
Multiverse Mike
11 months ago

..there seems to still be some resistance from a lot of #Mastodon accounts to #follow people.

I was that way out the chute but once I started #following a lot of people posting a #hashtag I like my experience became much more enriched!

Don't worry about making mistakes.. bulk up, and then feel free to #unfollow accounts not adding anything to your experience. I can tell you personally most of us don't take it personally here.. a lot of us are just trying to find our new tribe!

Hash It Out
11 months ago

The #rules of #hashitout are incredibly simple:

1. Post funny responses to the #HashItOut hashtag
2. Don't be a jerk

New #hashtag goes out every Midnight PST and throughout the day I'll be #boosting your jokes. Be sure you boost your favorites as well!

Consider #following the hashtag so you get to experience funny #toots all day.

It's like a daily #introduction post - find people who are funny!

Wurfi :mastodon:
11 months ago

Important to know:

"If you see "follow request sent" [*] when you try to follow someone, and they don't have a padlock 🔒 on their profile page, then it's likely that the follow didn't work properly.

If a follow doesn't work properly, try unfollowing them (or cancel the follow request), wait a bit, then click "follow" again."

* or "Withdraw follow request"

🔗 https://mstdn.social/@feditips/108833712830917072

#Mastodon #Following #FollowRequests

Jonathan Beckett
1 year ago

A question for the community - if you were going to follow a blog, how would you do that? Just look out for new posts? Subscribe via RSS? Subscribe by email? Follow the place the author notifies new posts (e.g. Mastodon, or Twitter)... Enquiring minds would like to know :) #writing #following #blogging

Multiverse Mike
1 year ago

#Introduction -been here almost a month but needed a good #Mastodon #intro to pin so you'll know if I'm worth #following

Love #comics / #mcu #dceu
 
#GameDesigner / #GameDeveloper masquerading as a #DataEngineer solely to feed my family

Love using #math to develop #simulation #games

Run an online #horseracing #game

Co-host a #podcast about bad #comicbooks but won't wear you out with daily posts begging you to listen

Old time #BBS #SYSOP and #UseNet #nerd

Look forward to rapping w/ya!

James Scholes
1 year ago

How long do #Mastodon #following #imports tend to take, in people's experience? I kicked one off about an hour or so ago, and it has so far only imported 7 peoople. #migration

CoreyRDean
1 year ago

@JPEGuin has been killing it with the #updates for the #Mammoth #ios #mastodonapp #beta

Every day there is a new #update with a huge change log and just this #week alone the #app has improved a lot. Supporting #hashtag #following has already moved it to my number 2 preferred app next to #tooot

Here is the #TestFlight #link:

https://testflight.apple.com/join/66c1wW8y

#Mastodon #client #feditips #Fediverse #federated

Mamalafafala
1 year ago

For the newest of #Newbies

Your #Posts, #Boosts and #Follows power the timeline here. YOU are the algorithm.

#Following is king
#Boosting is queen
#Likes are sweet
#FollowingBack is neighborly
#Hashtags get you noticed

Also, if you feel someone you follow is #Boosting to much and cluttering your timeline, simply click the three dots (top right) on their home page and tap #HideBoosts. Much nicer than unfollowing.

Monica Gleberman
1 year ago

@mastodonusercount latest numbers have been released per accounts on the platform ❤️ it’s growing! #TwitterMigration #following #followback #information #MastodonPR #MastodonNation — make sure you follow back for all info.

adingbatponder :nixos:
1 year ago

@MarkusEicher How to find a way to make the #federatedtimeline as large as possible to allow a global fedivese search. Seems that for the current set-up all that is needed is for a few people to act as "mega followers". I would start by making a user account2 on my server1 solely for the purpose of #following everyone on the server2 JUST TO GET THE #federatedtimeline have all the posts of server2. Bonkers but the only way as far as I see it. Other megafollowers then repeat for other servers.

Corrie Hulse
1 year ago

Morning #Mastodon! It looks like more #news outlets are finding their way here. I would love to be able to keep track of good #journalism and #news on this platform.

Here is what I have so far: (also, please correct me if these aren't their official pages!)

@radiolab
@ProPublica
@TheGuardian
@washingtonpost
@NPR

Which one's have you found? Let's crowdsource and get a list going! #Following

Geert Bevin
1 year ago

A little note/rant about following on #Mastodon.

Since there is no algorithm that will suggest users, please make sure there's something personal, a few posts, an introduction post on your profile before #following others.

Without being able to assess if you're someone I would like to see regular posts from, I will not #follow back.

In short, please #introduce yourself before following if you would like to be followed back!