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welcome to all of the new people joining us here at @bluejay! so happy to have you. if you ever need anything or have questions about how the mastodon platform works, you can direct message me anytime.

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.
 (hip hop & electronic mostly but some of everything)
(and development)

(esp fast ones!)
(and producers. i’m both!)
Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so that searchable posts make it out to more instances!

Hello people of the Fediverse! Some of you may have heard that a new Mastodon client, Ivory,  is in development for iOS (and Mac!). This is true! Tapbots is going all in on Mastodon and we hope this place continues to grow and thrive. Tweetbot will continue to be developed alongside Ivory as a lot of code is shared. A new Mac version of Tweetbot and Ivory are also currently in development and we are working hard on getting those towards a public beta state.

what was your first social network?

(plz boost for sample size)

ranting about hive social 

who could have ever predicted a student coding project with three people working on it and over 2 million users would have multiple critical vulnerabilities?

"The issues we reported allow any attacker to access all data, including private posts, private messages, shared media and even deleted direct messages. This also includes private email addresses and phone numbers entered during login."

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Elmo and Friends wrecking the birdsite and running afoul of everyone from Apple to the EU has real big “How hard can it be? I can totally do that, watch” arrogant man energy as they realize they cannot totally, in fact, do that.

Elon Musk is running Twitter into the ground.

Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX was outed as a Ponzi scheme.

Jeff Bezos is touting his philanthropy as Amazon lays off thousands.

The billionaires will not save us.

They're tearing society down — and we're all the collateral.

I had no idea about this

“Play rain sounds and other ambient noise with Background Sounds”

You: Can I send you a DM?

Me: Sure

(doorbell rings, I go to open the door)

Man sitting on floor outside behind small cardboard screen with dice: At the bottom of the hill is the entrance to a spooky cave. You can hear orc voices inside. Do you want to go in?

Got laid off today! Whoo!

If anyone knows of a place looking for a remote front-end web dev (#react #reactjs #javascript #html #css), Unity dev (#unity #unity3D #csharp #gamedev #indiedev #dotnet), Game designer (#gamedesign #leveldesign #gameplay #gameplaydesign), Stream producer (#obs #obsstudio #twitch #streaming #ttrpg #ttrpghive), or Generalist programmer, hit me up!

Shoot some recommendations my way, DM, email, etc

Also if you could boost this, that would be very appreciated!

Thanks 🙃

Some Mastodon tips I've learned:

- You need a fit, young hunting party
- They are not easy to bring down, so make sure your spears have extremely sharp tips
- Ensure you have a supply line and pack animals available to transport the meat and pelt back to the cave

Cancelling plans is okay. Putting yourself first is okay. Going for a long walk is okay. Abandoning society is okay. Moving into a cave with a family of raccoons is okay. Giving them tiny swords & shields is okay. Do what you need to do to cope.

just a reminder to all that my top goal with the @bluejay community is your safety and enjoyment. i try my best to review the content you’re able to see out there and block anything that’s against our rules; however it’s entirely possible i’ll miss something. every post has a block option and a report option. i check and act on reports daily. you can also feel free to dm me with questions or concerns. 🙏🏻❤️

I can't help but notice many toots from helpful newbies encouraging you to support the Mastodon Patreon.

It's fine to do that but understand it goes to just two big instances and the official Mastodon dev team.

It does NOT trickle down to YOUR instance. If you want to support your server, donate to it directly. Nearly all the costs of the explosive growth of the past few weeks is borne by local instances.

Mastodon is decentralized. There is no Mastodon Inc. This is not Twitter.

Little PSA:

A huge chunk of the fediverse came here because they were harassed, literally and aggressively, off birdsite. Understandably, they don't want to be inundated with reminders of the things they went through there.

I know it's big news right now, but please, if you're talking about that place, consider using a content warning <3

Thank you.

A few recommendations for life on Mastodon:

1) Follow anyone you think looks potentially interesting; you can always unfollow later, and they may lead you to new people via boosted posts.

2) Boost posts you think are worthy, so others can discover new content.

3) Don't obsess on replicating your Twitter follows on Mastodon; let it be its own experience, and grow it organically. Obvs follow anyone you miss from Twitter, but this isn't a 1:1 replacement; have fun, follow your instincts.

There are 30-50 feral Twitter engineers in my yard. What do I do?

People grumbling that #Mastodon is slow at the moment... You just turned up with 1 million people in a tiny, rural village and you're complaining there's a queue to get into the only tearoom, which is run by gay pensioners Babs & Maureen as a retirement hobby on Mons-Weds. Relax!

welcome, new followers and new @bluejay users! looking forward to continuing to build my network here. ❤️

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bluejay is designed to be a SAFE social network for all - no tolerance for intolerance. As long as you are civil to everyone and refrain from racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of bigotry - you will find yourself happily at home here. Welcome!