A stunning sunset this Easter weekend in Cape Town - absolutely in love with this place https://instagram.com/p/BhH6_27FRGO/
Spent the last week setting up a fresh instance of Discourse on forum.ghost.org - and it was a generally great experience (yay open source). I posted some thoughts about why we're moving away from Slack toward Discourse over on Twitter. I won't republish them here, but if anyone is interested here's the thread: https://twitter.com/JohnONolan/status/980872508395188224
Now just need to move everything from there to Mastodon. Right?
What's liberating about Mastodon is that it's a fresh start - as much as anything else. I barely post anything on Twitter anymore because there's a lot of pressure. Always feels like you'll be clogging up someone's timeline, or chastised for saying something not appreciated by the thought-police.
SO. In that spirit. I'm going to test out using Mastodon fairly heavily / without self-censoring.
If it clogs your stream, feel free to unfollow or mute - I won't be mad
Have learned so much already today! Big thanks to everyone who has helped explain Mastodon basics, esp @MatejLach
Also found this a really helpful overview of the underlying tech / ecosystem: https://social.zxq.co/objects/fa781dd4-16b0-48e1-b69f-e78b4aa10252
@MatejLach btw if you have any recommendations for MacOS and iOS clients, just to save me a lot of time researching and comparing, that would be very welcome! 🤗
Oh I guess I can only see other people being followed by someone on the current instance. Hm. Any way to see a wider list of who they're following across any instance?
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