Welcome to all the people from India that are joining Mastodon in these days!!

and can be helpful hashtags to find other people just arrived here like you.

We understand that you are still unconfident with this platform, therefore here you will find some helpful tips to better understand how works:

- There is no such thing as "A" social network called Mastodon! Instead there are thousands of independent social networks called Mastodon Instances.
- Every Instance has his own server, community, rules, admins and moderation.
- Every Instance can interact with users that are on other Instances, exactly like email works (you can send an email from gmail to yahoo, right?).
- Every Instance can choose to silence or completely block another Instance (i.e. because permits bad behaviour)

On Mastodon you have 3 different timelines:

HOME - Like Twitter, shows all the posts of the people you follow

LOCAL - Shows all the posts of the members of your Instance

FEDERATED - Shows all the posts of the people that you follow and also the posts of people on other Instances that are followed by people of your Instance

The Instance you choose is very Important and depending on it your experience on Mastodon, the people you will see and the community talk will be very different.

On instances.social/ you can easily search instances based on language, interests and some badic policies. The suggestions about Instances on this website are more detailed and precise than the ones on joinmastodon.org

@Ca_Gi can you sign in with the same credentials across instances?

@smeedha @Ca_Gi No, you can't use gmail credentials for yahoo mail, right ?

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@tachyons @Ca_Gi 😅 guess not, but it would be a pain to manage multiple instances with multiple credentials.

@smeedha @tachyons No, but if you choose to change Instance you can transport all your contacts from one to the other. This is a very new feature and you shiuld check that both of the Instances are using the last versiin of Mastodon software

@Ca_Gi ah thanks. I think I’ll stick to what I have here and try to find my way here first :)

@Ca_Gi @smeedha @tachyons
You guys are amazing. I'll take some time get the hang of this app but hopefully will start enjoying soon. Thanks and kudos guys. Let's keep hatred and bigotry out of here.

@Drlenin Thank You. I hope you'll enjoy this olatform and the rest of the . There is a lot of potential here! @smeedha @tachyons

@Ca_Gi @smeedha @tachyons
You guys are amazing. I'll take some time get the hang of this app but hopefully will start enjoying soon. Thanks and kudos guys. Let's keep hatred and bigotry out of here.

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