Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#coffee
#mysteries
#geocaching
#linux
#linuxmint
#mindhacks
#silentfilms / #silentmovies
#snailmail / #letterwriting
#learningPython
#gopher
#dataprivacy
#ADHD
#fountainpens
#LCHF

@Albatross clicking on the second icon at the bottom of someone's toot (the quadrangle with the arrows pointing in opposite directions) is boosting a post. Boosting forwards a toot to the booster's followers and fellow instance members if they're watching the local (instance) feed.

@FrozenError If I learn through corrections of any updates to my proposed methods I'll forward them to you:
1. you can follow and be one of people listed in a directory on #hashtagged interests (check Settings)
2. communitywiki.org/trunk Trunk for the Fediverse categorizes interests and lists accounts by request
3. pinning a toot of your hashtagged interests to the profile and clicking on those on occasion will bring up recent toots, possibly those of newer accounts.

@FrozenError

You can pin a hashtag as a column on the web and most mobile apps.

@cosullivan

@FrozenError @cosullivan With the #Mastodon web client, if you click on a #hashtag, it opens a tab with the results. The tab gets updated automatically for new toots with the tag.

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