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Do the hourly bots suck or is that just me? Should we mute them instance wide or not?

update: I was unable to hear anyone when answering a phone call :( migrated back to my dumb phone

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@malteengeler @aral This is it: ar.al/2019/11/29/the-future-of It's a great speech from minute one to the end and I can't understand why they still seem to hold on to Silicon Valley models and startups.

Put my sim card in my pinephone running postmarketos and phosh. Fingers crossed I don't miss any calls or messages!

Interesting article about "reputation management" companies that wealthy individuals and companies use to remove bad publicity from the internet via dmca or gdpr requests restofworld.org/2022/documents

I'm going to experiment with adding our site to a relay, let me know if it sucks!

@Goldie @TomFromMyspace @Notabot

After searching through some of the links in the last post, you may be wondering, "What is there so much weird stuff?"

And it is part of the way this new social media stuff works. Anyone can run a server, like blombus, for their own community. And each community, can decide who they interact with, which servers that want to block, what the privacy settings are by default, etc.

So the fediverse is very diverse!

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@Goldie @TomFromMyspace @Notabot

Search for other people running mastodon by topic:
mastodon.help/instances/en

Gallery of artwork plucked from the fediverse:
elenq.gitlab.io/artodon/

Big list of topics to find people and org's to follow:
communitywiki.org/trunk

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@Goldie @TomFromMyspace @Notabot

Finding new people and accounts to follow amounts to exploring new places that are also a part of the "fediverse" and clicking the "Follow" button. It will then ask which account to follow from, and you'll put in your blombus account, and then you will start seeing their new content!

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@Goldie @TomFromMyspace @Notabot
The Fediverse is like the way in email we can send messages to people with accounts at gmail and yahoo from our hotmail account, but with social media. So us on blombus can exchange messages and follow people on other servers, and they can interact with us!

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@Goldie @TomFromMyspace Welcome to blombus! This is our private Mastodon instance.

Your first questions are probably, "What is this? I thought this was blombus, not Mastodon." And, "How do I find new content?"

Mastdon the software, which we are running and customizing for ourselves as blombus.com, is a twitterish clone in the fediverse!

Here is another link that contains a lot of useful information, mastodon.help

Look at the bottom of the page to see an example of what "Federating" looks like in practice!

It's all kinda complicated and new, so ask lot's of questions!

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I see that there are some new people to our smol social media, so here is a friendly intro to how it works!

wordsmith.social/elilla/a-futu

I have no idea what domain to use for my blog

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A small instance for blombites.