A complete Sloth’s Guide to Mastodon, Part I: get your feet wet

In which, I describe this new social networking tool and how you can get started

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This is Mastodon as seen in Mastodon Cloud

This is going to be BIG.

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Figure 1. When you log on to your Mastodon instance
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Figure 2. A More Expanded view
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The top two rows in the first panel and the information shown in the last panel

How do I start using it?

How to post in Mastodon and some terminology

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The posting window

About reading posts and interacting with others

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Reading and responding to messages and status updates

How do you find friends here?

@leo@mastodon.foo
@johndoe@mastodon.cloudbut you refer to him as @johndoe

Next Steps …

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Also in: https://refind.com/arinbasu

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store