Watch "Breakthrough in nuclear fusion technology could dramatically alter clean energy landscape" on YouTube

Watch "Energy Officials Announce Fusion Breakthrough at Livermore Lab" on YouTube

Watch "George Takei Reveals The Origin Of 'Oh My' | The Graham Norton Show" on YouTube

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If you see this toot (yeah this one right here), can you boost it for me? It will help my new server federate with the wider Mastodon network. 🚀 🙏

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What is the Democracy’s Library?

The aim of the new project-- Internet Archive Democracy’s Library is to collect, preserve and make freely available all the published works of all the democracies– the federal, provincial, and municipal government publications– so that we can efficiently learn from each other to solve our biggest challenges in parallel and in concert.

Lets build this together! @internetarchive

After using this for a few days, it feels like Twitter should be just another Mastodon instance. Then I could more normally retoot something like this (image from there):

@mbjack Be sure to hover over the @ tag to see the full name+domain in posts

@mbjack @NASA` is the one I mentioned that at least isn't clearly not NASA (maybe being a bot gives it away), but it hasn't been updated since June.

You'll notice on some accounts that some details are highlighted in green (usually a site, e.g. `HOMEPAGE` on @Mastodon). That seems to be the best way to confirm if an account is actually the entity represented, though I haven't seen a lot of 'em.

I recall seeing another method, but search for `cross-references links` on

@mbjack Well, I thought I followed one of the NASAs. Maybe I still have that tab open. I am seeing posts from the one you followed.

just being `@nasa` doesn't mean it's actually NASA, unfortunately :P

In fact, that one says, "Inofficial NASA -> Mastodon Bot" :)

@mbjack I followed one of the NASAs, too. I don’t think they have an official one, but the one I followed at least wasn’t clearly not official

@murkywater confirmed that works on Web, too (in addition to the `Direct message` menu option when on a user's post)

@murkywater ohh 😆


"Q: How do I send a direct message? A: Create a toot, mention the user and set the visibility (World icon) to Direct."

*Relays continued:
None of the relays I've found seem to have any available information about which instances they have connected, so it seems to be a very blind process.

At least for now, I may just see how we grow naturally. So, go forth, and follow others! 😁

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*Relays are still a bit of an enigma, and there don't seem to be very many, let alone ones that are open. I've found some mentioned on reddit, etc, but w/out knowing what one should look like when accessed directly.

I'm also not sure yet if I want to add any. There seems to be some amount of reciprocity in that our *public* posts would be shared w/ other instances connected to added relays, and there may be additional management to block any instances we don't like.

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Just an update:
I have yet to add any relays*, but we'll grow our `Federated` content as we follow users from other instances. It will even pick up more than just the specific people we follow. I'm not sure yet how exactly it picks up posts from people none of us are following, so it might be magic.

*see follow-up

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@murkywater and Tusky can show DMs but doesn't seem to have a way of sending them, yet
The available apps definitely need some more exploration.

@murkywater Same.
Favoriting seems stronger than liking to me, but that seems to be the equivalent here

@murkywater oh, nothing much, just exploring the . How about you?

@murkywater 🤯🤩🥳
I guess I no longer need to get a new battery for my Palm Treo 680 🙃
This is awesome!!

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