What is Mastodon? An animated video: https://youtu.be/IPSbNdBmWKE 🐘
Make sure you read the instance rules. They are located at https://djs.social/about/more 🌈
You can very easily browse hashtags on the Fediverse by going to a large Mastodon instance and using the address (instance)/tags/(hashtag).
This page includes public posts from the Fediverse using that hashtag. You don't need to be logged in to view the page.
Click on a post date to see it enlarged with replies.
Different instances show different combinations of posts, depending on who people follow on that instance.
Excellent article by @maxeddy on PCMag about moving from Twitter to Mastodon:
Looking for other members of this instance? There is a directory (https://djs.social/explore) but users need to opt-in in order to be listed there.
You can follow multiple hashtags on Mastodon very easily:
1. Search for a hashtag
2. Go to the search results column, open its options and select "Pin"
3. On the pinned column, open its options and select "Include additional tags for this column"
4. Add all the hashtags you want to follow to "Any of these"
This pinned column will then show results for the tags you add to it.
It allows you to follow topics in a single column the same way you would follow people.
#Mastodon v2.7.4 is out 🎉
It is bug fixes
If you want to protect your followers' privacy, you can make your follower lists private:
1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Preferences
3. Tick the "Hide your network" box
4. Select "Save Changes"
You will still see your list of followers, but others won't.
(This also hides the list of who you follow.)
#Mastodon v2.7.3 is out 🎉
It's various fixes!
Want to learn more about the rules of this instance? We don't have a lot of them but they are important.
Highlights from v2.7.2:
The error page elephant animation is now hover-to-play
The conversations column now always displays the list of other participants in the conversation, instead of the most recent one
Unicode in URLs and quotations around them get turned into links the expected way now
New checks guard the ActivityPub inbox against storing deliveries that nobody asked for
And many other fixes
You can follow people by pressing the follow button on their profile (top right in the web UI). Finding people is usually done by already knowing the person's account details or by finding them in the federated or timeline if you like their posts.
You can also use the search box in the top left on the web UI.
You can also look at the accounts that you already follow and check their followers out.
Self-promo posts are now tolerated on this instance as long as you use the hashtag #promo in your post.
If you are posting promos to your tracks, podcasts or mixes be kind to other users who might want to filter that out and use the hashtag #promo in your post.
#Mastodon v2.7.1 is out:
Mostly hotfixes, such as for broken SSO deployments, and a PostgreSQL <9.5 fallback migration not copying counters correctly
#Mastodon 2.7 is released 🎉
Fixes federation issues due to the JSON-LD context host being down
Another backport. There is an important performance fix that was missing in 2.6.2 and some smaller fixes.
djs.social is a social network by DJs for DJs. It's like Twitter...but without the BS. The community centers around DJs and DJing. We are non-profit so you can be sure you data will always remain yours and will never be sold to anyone. The site is actively moderated so we keep the trolls at bay.