I highly recommend exploring around here.
Since there's no algorithm deciding what it thinks you should see, it takes a little more upfront work to populate your home timeline. But it's not hard and the payoff is pretty fast. Two tips! ✨
1 - scroll through the "local" timeline. This is all posts from people *just* on this server. It doesn't include boosts (or show high-boosted/fav'd posts) so you get a nice high level scan of work is here.
Click into a post to see discussion and comments. If you see something you like, say so! I'm meeting lots of new people this way.
2 - less obvious is looking for people OUTSIDE of jawns.club, but on other servers. this is where your feed starts to feel less like a bubble and more like a piece of something bigger.
you can use a site like https://instances.social/ to search for instances of Mastodon that are interesting to you. But you don't have to join multiple insranes to follow people on them! Stay logged in here and look for a remote follow on the profile page of anybody on a diff server.
@alexhillman Day 3 for me and I'm just now noticing that "local" wasn't showing boosts or "@" convos I was seeing in "home." Thank you for all of the tips you've been putting out there. It's been super helpful! I agree about jumping in and exploring. For me, that's the best way to learn.
@alexhillman your two tips are making me realize that we don't see threads until clicking the "head toot"!!! Who knew!
@alexhillman actually, not the case 😱😱, I was seeing just the boosted first toot, a few screens down the whole thread is there. As you were.
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