@Lumeapho welcome sweetie!
Here's a list of apps if youre interested: https://joinmastodon.org/apps
I use the website mostly to post/read.
There are 4 types of messages here. On the web interface, tap the globe right below where messages are typed.
Public messages are messages everyone can read.
Direct messages are messages only people whose names are included can read.
If u upload an imgvor vid u can mark it as sensitive. there will be a checkbox. the img will appear hidden behind a blur.
@Lumeapho if you want to mark the text as sensitive tap the CW below the message box.
tap the paperclip to upload images/videos. you can attach up to 4.
the button next to the paperclip is to create a poll.
there are a lot of options & some gems tucked away under settings/preference.
there are multiple mastodon servers. you only need an acct in 1. masto users can follow other masto users no matter which server they signed up. home server.
masto users can also follow pixelfed users
& pixelfed users can follow masto users too eventhough they r separate social networks.
masto n pixelfed are noncommercial soc networks so they have no incentive to be walled garden.
tap on search, & enter a persons username beginning with @
For eg, type @spaceotter followed by @pixelfed.social
bc i have a masto & pixelfed acct i also included a 2nd @ followed by the home server but if you omit the home server you should still get a list of all accts beginning in @spaceotter
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!