putting this video together made me properly appreciate this site, the friends I've made here, and the support that I've received ever since my first day. genuinely, its helped to bolster my confidence both as a musician and an individual, and provided a place to retreat when the rest of the world is just too miserable.
this is something truly unique and important we have here, and I'm so happy it exists <3
@shonalika well done, I’m glad mastodon is working out for you 🤗
Saw your profile pop up on my tl for your « diss vid », I quite enjoy your posts :)
@codeforchaos thank you!!
@shonalika "it was immediately overrun by furries" 🤣
"...who set up a certain vibe for the place which I'm quite into." well put
@gatewave I love that we have such a significant furry population its the best
@shonalika same. i feel able to be open about being a weirdo here than birdsite, which is one reason i stick around
@shonalika you're good at youtube videos!
@amsomniac thank you! Glad to hear that as it’s my first in this format ^^
@shonalika I find the bit about the comparative ease of jumping in to finding connections here fascinating, because that’s the opposite of my experience. But, then, when I joined Twitter a decade ago it was at the same time as a bunch of people from at least one, maybe two, other communiities of people I already knew. Which definitely is not the case for me here, as almost no one I know has come over.
@bix oh, that’s interesting... yeah I guess it did help that I already knew someone on the site! it’d make sense to probably gather more experiences from people jumping into either site not knowing anybody to get a more “brutal” idea
@shonalika That was really well done! Not just the usual list of fediverse facts and definitions, but explaining the /attraction/ the place holds for so many of us.
I can't argue with the categories of people here, either. ^_^ *is called out*
I'll be passing that URL around. ^_^
@porsupah thank you so much, I really appreciate that! explaining *why* people use mastodon as actual individuals rather than presenting it as some sort of abstract idea was very much my aim so I’m glad that came across ^^
@shonalika well I just had to make this meme after you listed the 5 types of mastodon user :P
@GreenandBlack omg brilliant
@GreenandBlack tfw you're basically all of these
@shonalika Thank you. That's really accessible and well explained.
@shonalika this is a great video, thanks for sharing! :D definitely relate to mastodon being a nice break from the rest of the internet haha
@cori thank you! ^^
@shonalika Yes, that angle you used was a really good one. I liked especially your village example.. Just missing one thing and that is the lack of spying. I don't have youtube so can't answer the guy in the comments asking about this... but a big pat on your shoulder for making this vid.
Also... happy to see @ohyran getting some screen time. ;)
@shonalika thanks for the screen time hahah
@shonalika for real though, the video is great! it sums up the good parts and gives a nice overview of why it's worth giving mastodon a shot
@tom thanks! I mean your cameo is probably what's selling it tbh
@shonalika lol at "well, there are some nazis"
@shonalika Thats a really good and helpful explainer video, and nice to have one to share that isn’t too techy focused.
@andybroomfield that was definitely what I was going for, thank you so much ^^
@shonalika Pretty sure this is the best Masto /Fedi explainer I've seen, great job!
@rjt weh thank you ^^
@shonalika very cool!
@felix on it shortly!
@felix ok, here I am! just uploaded this video. is there anything I should know for getting started there?
@shonalika great, I just followed you! Nothing to know that I can think of really. But feel free to ask me if you have any questions
Retribute, payment services & models
where u manually pay ppl thru the payment services that it scans off the interactions it monetizes 4 each site!
& u should know theres that kind of funding options on the internet now that might fund a lot of ppl on the Fediverse!
That was a really nice and educational video 🖤
You are wonderful too 😄
Can I show it to my friends (maybe)?
@anadoodles thank you! Yes please do! <3