The Economist just dropped a video suggest Mastodon as an alternative to Facebook. Wow. https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/1092483360105119744
@JamesP77 Hey James, if this place is giving you anxiety, drop it. You can try coming back later, but you don't have to. Don't put yourself through unnecessary suffering, friend.
OMG IT'S @Leen! OMG
My advice is to reply to people when they post something that resonates with you or that shows they may have similar interests.
Follow those people as well so their posts will show in your Home bar and you'll be less likely to miss their content.
Conversations will often flow naturally from there.
Hey @TrippHudgins 🙂
@eriks I like Mast--it's serviceable, but not great.
A Note to Fediverse Admins
We've got a new, growing instance here at social.theliturgists.com. I'm new to Mastodon, and most people on this instance are even newer than I am.
We're learning, but very inexperienced--a bit like a couple thousand puppies running into your federated timelines.
We're a community built around a podcast, and have tons of insider language on top of that.
All that to say, if our chatter is cluttering your feeds, we're sorry!
Insider stuff for The Liturgists Instance
Just cropped, resized, and uploaded a candid profile pic as mentioned by @vishnu and echoed by many.
CW requests for new users across the fediverse
Hello, new people! Please try to use Content Warnings for things that could be triggering to others.
Things like religion, alcohol/drugs, suicide, abuse, etc. Stuff that could ruin someone's day by being forced to interact with it.
Every instance has different rules and etiquette, but your public posts are seen by everyone on the federated timeline so please take that into account.
I've been hesitating to put up "solutions" reaources because they invite so much mansplaining & abuse, & because it's a complicated discussion informed by privilege in all kinds of ways. But we can get into all that another day. For now, some things YOU can do. I'll link to another one below. (1/2)
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien & The Robot, and other things The Liturgists create.