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#FediTip When sharing birdsite links, you can use alternative frontends like which are faster and without "Please sign up I beg you" popups.

There are many frontends, just replace the url and you got it.

You can also follow users via #RSS

The tone is dismissive, but some points could be valid feature improvements: Sorry, Elon haters: Mastodon still can’t replace Twitter (Fast Company)

Hey, can I just take a moment to invite new people to check out @powderpaint, a really excellent queer synthpop band from the Fediverse?

Give them a listen or download the tracks at

"Constellation" is probably the best starting point ✨

@neilalexander Listening to you on Open Tech Will Save us 13 now. 👍🏼

Ouch. login authorizations are failing. 🥴

I’m fighting the strong urge to buy another domain for a / # pleroma instance. Don’t tell my husband.

Are they still “toots” if on another federated pod like Pleroma? I'd like to add for Discord and a bit of a hot take, Misskey is better than Mastodon for people switching over from Twitter.

If celebrities ever migrate to the Fediverse, I hope they all coalesce onto one instance where they're offered white glove treatment.

And then I can block that instance, never having their toots appear in my home feed.

Wow, I’ve learned so much from you people just in the past couple days. I’ve always loved open source initiatives, but all the + projects are 🤯

I want self-hosted everything. But that’s my heart writing a check my brain can’t cash. 🥺

99% of the online experience is what we make of it. I’m making a vow to stay and

Some Fediverse alternatives to "big tech" social media:

Twitter ➡️ @Mastodon

Instagram ➡️ @pixelfed

YouTube ➡️ @peertube

Twitch ➡️ @owncast

Goodreads ➡️ @bookwyrm

Facebook Groups ➡️ @mobilizon

Medium ➡️ @writefreely

You don't need an account on all of these in order to interact with them.

Because they all use the ActivityPub open protocol, you can (for example) use a Mastodon account to follow someone on PixelFed or vice versa. That's why they are collectively known as the Fediverse, because they federate together at a technical level.

Also, this is an incomplete list, there are many other Fedi projects out there such as @funkwhale or @inventaire that are not direct alternatives but are their own thing.

#FediTips #Fediverse #Fedi #ActivityPub

Houston, there’s a problem. How does everyone deal with iOS chopping up handles and thinking they’re an email addy? Grrr

Can I just say that in gives me all the 2011 vibes? Or is it too soon?

Anyone else have a problem getting used to “toots” because as a kid, toots=poots=farts?

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