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Have you wondered what the "Local" and "Federated" links do on Mastodon?

Local shows the latest posts from just your home instance (the site you signed up to Mastodon on). The posts are displayed in chronological order.

Federated shows the latest posts from all instances (but only from accounts followed by at least one person on your instance).

Smaller instances tend to have more interesting Local feeds, because they are quieter and much easier to follow.

@feditips Ahh, what does and doesn't make it into your fed feed was a detail I didn't know.

And it is interesting.

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