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Kris helped me motivate to enter the Fediverse, so here I am:

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/18

Given Elon Musk taking over Twitter, I decided to create an account in the federated social network Mastodon part of the Fediverse realm. In my case it is [Wayback/Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers ( – Mastodon (which you can visit at

Right now the account is rudimentary. More meta-data and media will be added later.

Mastodon is open source at [Wayback/Archive] mastodon/mastodon: Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community and you can join via [Wayback/Archive] Mastodon – Decentralized social media ( after choosing a Mastodon server/website. I have chosen [Wayback/Archive] Home – Mastodon (

Given a Mastodon has a trunk, messages on Mastodon are called “Toots”.

For now some of the Tweets and links that Kris ([Wayback/Archive] Kris ( – posted helping me to start on Mastodon.

Before that, two tweets on mobile software and how to get more tips:

  1. [Wayback/Archive] on Twitter: “How I use #Mastodon daily. In the browser and with the #metatext app on my phone. I also have the official Mastodon app on my phone, but prefer metatext more out of habit and muscle memory :)”Jan is using iOS, and this Metatext app is both Open Source and iOS-only, but if you use iOS then it might be just for you, so here we go:

    You can get the official apps via [Wayback/Archive] Get an app for Mastodon – Mastodon:

    Since I’m not an iOS user, I can either user the Android app, or the progressive Web App.

  2. [Wayback/Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “@b0rk Learned a new thing today, and now you know too: #Mastodon has built-in #RSS when you add .rss to the URL of a user, for instance: has the RSS feed at

Now back to Tweets mostly by Isotopp, also in semi-random order (some in German which I read about as fast as Dutch and English, you can use Google Translate as it does a pretty good job on them):

More on Fediverse (boosted by Kris):


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