What is Mastodon’s motto?
Mastodon is a social media platform that uses individual servers, each self-run, to create a larger, more complex network, typically called the “Fediverse” — or a combination of “federated” and “universe” – where users can post messages.
Every instance of Mastodon is in the same way as an email server. You’re permitted to register as one individual, but you can send and receive messages with others. The example given on the Mastodon GitHub site is that when we sign up with Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook for an email account, we are not limited to sending messages to users on the same server.
Mastodon is based on Twitter, but with two timelines, local and fedent. Local timeline is any post with the public status of users on the same page as you. The exceptions are posts (called toots) that respond to others. The FCP is a complete, public status document among other places, which are known by you. Both of these timelines can be busy, with posts flying up the screen. A new term to learn is boost, which is analogous to Twitters retweet. Of course you may even follow a feed to various accounts you have subscribed to – such as Twitter.
How can you move from Twitter to Mastodon and which is the right one for you? In this how-to we will cover exactly that, and learn how to cross post on Twitter from Mastodon to Twitter. The long-time success of Mastodon echoes.
Moving from Twitter to Mastodon.
The first step when moving to Mastodon is choosing the correct solution. Twitter doesn’t have a particular instance or sequence. However, with Mastodon, you should prefer an instance. There are two things to consider. First, the size of the server. A large server will be backed at an affordable price. Smaller servers might be quieter hospitable in a busy world, but they run a risk of making an anxious admin too contentious. Second, test if a subject is chosen for you. This means that your posts will go along seamlessly with those in the local timeline. If you like Raspberry Pi, but not others, then your posts may not get the attention they deserve.
1. Open your browser to this wizard to pick the right server for you, and then click Start. If you know which type of thing you love, you can also visit them directly.
2. Write your preferences and click Next.
3. Select the number of users you want in an instance. Smaller instances are quieter, but you’ll be able to look like they could disappear. We choose It doesn’t matter.
4. Please set your mind-style for each of the criteria and click Next. The moderations are used to filter the instances that support your choices.
5. Use the search bar to filter the field of your chosen subject. We searched for retro-completion solutions and found two sites which aided us to develop a new technology.
6. Click on your preferred instance and follow the sign-up process. In general, the registration process is simple: it requires you to provide username, password, and email information. There are only invitations in some cases. Nowadays, popular situations such as mastodon.social can allow for the period where sign-ups are paused. This is to reduce the workload on the server. Before signing up, it is wise to read those terms for that server.
Your first message came in your name.
In Mastodon, a message can be sent to your followers and, in this case, anyone on the local and federated timeline.
1. In the text bar, you should use the web site to send messages to your friends and colleagues – both local and federal.
2. Just Type @ and then fill in the first few letters of a follower’s name to send a post directly to a follower.
Sending a DM.
1. Search / select the one you wish to DM. The Search Box is left in the top of Mastodon.
2. Click on the three vertical dots for the recipient’s profile and select a direct message.
3. Go through the dialog box on the left side of the screen. Type the message and click Publish to send. It’s not a slack about the message. Note that the Publish button has an erase key. Indicating that the message was private.
4. Alternatively, press the globe icon and select Mentioned People Only and tap the ring of the recipient. All your followers can see a direct message, whereas they can still tell from time to time. Not that the timingstamp (right ) is altered to show instead of a globe. This means that the message is private.
5. Messages can be posted if it’s not listed, for everyone to see (and against the possibility of discovery) or just for followers.
Find your follower.
You’ve made the move, but are you in your twitter profile? The well-curated group of followers are most likely in the same boat as you. How do we find our followers and the people we follow?
There is something a simple way to use that tool to check your follower list and re-check them on many Mastodon grounds. Debirdify by Manuel Eberl is just a great tool and we will make it available to get involved with Mastodon. Give a tip to Drew Fustini (https://mastodon.social/@pdp7) for giving us a sense of the use of this tool.
1. Open a browser and go to the Debirdify site.
2. Click the link “Authorize Twitter”.
3. Permit Debirdify to use Twitter account. This provides a quick read through to Twitter, so you can scan your followers and followers. As well as the help of the database, you can search Mastodons cases.
4. Click the Followed Accounts section to find out the accounts that you follow on Twitter.
5. Scroll down the page and download that image export. Graphs and the list of followed accounts (grouped by instance) show how they are spread across the ads.
6. Click on The Google Search to find the Google+ Followers.
7. Scroll down the page and start downloading the CSV output. Graphs and a list of followers (grouped by instance) show how the feediverse is spread across the many instances of the fediverse.
8. Open the Mastodon account, and give the Preference. Our example is on mastodon.social, thus opening this browser opens a columnized display that compares to Tweetdeck.
9. Click the import button.
10. Click on Import and set the import type to Follow list and select CSV file to show what account you had followed on Twitter. If you do not press Upload, ensuring that Merge is selected. This will merge the CSV and Mastodon list. The process can take some time depending on the current load and the number of users in your list.
11. You can import a list of accounts that follow you on Twitter, please.
The import will take some time and will happen in the background. Over the next few hours, you will see a lot of notifications confirming you are following the accounts.
Crossposting Between Mastodon and Twitter.
Crossposting is where we can post from one service to the other. That’s used almost always when transferring between one and the other service types of service, and when building a presence across the multiple service types of services. Making sure a cross posting is possible, but it may be more difficult for you to get permission for an application.
1. Open a Twitter Crossposter browser. This project was started by Renato Lond Cerqueira.
2. Click Twitter, and authorize the Crossposter app to pass through the account.
3. Click the button on Mastodon and ask your user for permission to enter the Crossposter app.
4. Check if both accounts are linked now. This bridge bridges the two major services.
5. Click on Options > > Optima. The settings in the menu can be changed further at a granular level so that there is a tailored link between the services.
6. Click on the app, then leave your posts to Twitter. Now we’ve got the basic bridge between Twitter and Mastodon. In our example, we decided not to post our tweets to Mastodon, but our posts will go to Twitter. You may want to try that and analyze which messages are appropriate for which platform.
7. Click Between Mastodon and Twitter. You can optionally choose who tweets are sent to Twitter. To save, tweak your setting accordingly and click Enter.
8. Click on Twitter and Mastodon. Here you can select which messages are sent to Mastodon. Please tune up your settings and then click the Saver to update.
Mastodon works by the browser. We are using it for the first time in the first few days.
The basic computer is quite intuitive. Power users unlock a curved-to-crow graphical interface through Preferences > and progresses > and progresses > and progresses.
But there are alternative customers for both desktop and mobile devices, and other services such as official apps, which give a better user experience.
For Windows, MacOS and Linux users, Whalebird is an excellent application that uses Slack-inspired layout to enhance Mastodon experience. The layout is clear, with a series of tabs on the left side of the interface offering quick access to notifications, direct messages and local / public timelines.
The reason that we used Tusky was because it was a good client, that’s why we used it.
The interface is clear, with a big row, easy to use, and to give us immediate links to our timeline, notifications, local and fedgy dates. Posting, boosting etc. are all accessible and the user interface is responsive.