If you're new to Mastodon, here are some useful terms:
Instance - The Mastodon site you signed up on, for example FediTips is on the https://mstdn.social instance
Federation - How instances talk to each other, process which lets people on different instances interact
Toot - A post, a message, Mastodon's equivalent of a tweet
Boost - Sharing a toot by pressing the boost icon below it ( the one that looks like this 🔄 ), Mastodon's equivalent of retweeting
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