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kevingamin

kevingamin@bookwyrm.social

Joined 1 year, 1 month ago

He/Him Remote Operations Specialist, World Synergy Managing News Editor, Drum Corps Planet 2022 alumni rookout, Bluecoats 50th Anniversary Alumni Corps

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Chris Minnick, Michael McCallister, Michael Mccallister, Chris Minnick: Mastodon For Dummies (2023, Wiley & Sons, Limited, John) 4 stars

A little birdy told us you needed to know more about Mastodon

Ready to escape …

A great resource to help new Mastodon users

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In November of 2022, I, like many others, began looking at alternative social media sites to Twitter. With it’s purchase by Elon Musk and the changes which began to degrade the service and push it to the extreme far right, I wanted to find a place where I could continue to have intelligent and fun discussions while sharing about the activities I loved.

While there are other options in the social media world, many of them are closed garden systems owned by a single person or corporation, usually with profit in mind and/or questionable privacy practices. I wanted to find a place which was truly community focused and open. This is how I discovered the Fediverse and, by extension, Mastodon.

Mastodon has some similarities to Twitter, as it is a micro blogging site which limits the size of each post. Unlike Twitter, Mastodon is not centralized like most social media …