Whereas Mastodon is a social media / microblogging platform, there are other federated sites that offer different uses.

#PeerTube: like YouTube, an open source replacement for video hosting
#FunkWhale: Like SoundCloud, for music
#Bookwyrm: Like Goodreads
#Pixelfed: like Instagram, offers image galleries

All of these, including Masto, can talk to each other - so you can create an account on a Bookwyrm instance to keep track of your reading, and people on Masto can follow it! 🤯

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ℹ️ For new and returning folks, it can be tricky to find the connections you're looking for, but a visit to communitywiki.org/trunk will highlight people looking to connect over various topics.

Or, hit Search / Explore, and search the #Hashtag you're looking for.

Most importantly, please note that the raw text of most Toots is NOT searchable by design. Hashtags are your friend if you want to be seen.

Any questions, #AskFedi will get you answers


vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in SciArt, SciComm, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.