I believe I have seen a few people asking about viewing the public timeline of servers where they may not have an account. #MetaText -- and I am told a few other apps -- allow one to "browse" the public timelines of other instances.
1. click on your profile image in upper left
2. select Accounts
3. Click the + next to Add
4. Type the url of the instance you wish to browse
5. Choose "Browse"
Then you can view your accounts or browse other timelines.
#introduction for my new instance community
I live in Vermont (US) with my spouse (20yrs), our rescue dog (Leo) & 7 sheep (Navajo-Churro, Shetland, Finn, FinnXShetland).
I am currently semi-retired, but spent most of my professional career filled with imposter syndrome building and managing websites. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Ok, I've set up an account that automagically, uh, toots out links and posts from kottke[dot]org. You can find it at: @kottke
Hey there, Mastodon. Coming over from that other place @email@example.com.
The Hip-Hop Radio Archive is dedicated to the preservation of hip-hop radio shows from around the world in the 1980s and 90s, contextualizing them, and sharing the stories of the people behind them.
#Mastodon Growth Numbers Might Not Mean What You Think They Mean
Politics (US & State of Georgia)
Congratulations Senator #Warnock.
From his speech last night: “I am #Georgia. I am an example and an iteration of its history, of its pain and its promise, of the brutality and the possibility. But because this is America, because we always have a path to make our country greater against unspeakable odds, here we stand together.”
I'm giving an online talk with Prof. Kaitlin Costello about The Gamification of Everything in support of Metafilter this Sunday!
I made a three minute little demo video of my fediverse server. If you are interested in what it looks like, check it out here:
This is a stand-alone node app that speaks ActivityPub. It has an ActivityPub API interface, a public profile, and also a browsing interface to interact with people you follow.
Looks like summet's up with security certificates on public-facing Write.as presences - mine, at least. 🔎🤔 (@write_as)
A whole bunch of post appearance settings are now available in the latest Mammoth beta update; including the ability to change text size, line spacing, timestamp styles, display name styles, maximum lines to display in posts, media style (small or big), inline action buttons, spoiler text overlays, and more!
You can also share posts as images now (with the above options to tweak it how you want)
I just published a quick screenshot pros/cons tour of 7 different iPhone apps for Mastodon, including three currently in beta https://a.wholelottanothing.org/2022/12/04/every-mastodon-ios-app-scratches-an-itch-a-brief-tour-of-various-clients/
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.