Hey there! 👋

A number of people over past few months have assumed I'm a bot or some kind of automated account.

I can assure you I am not, there is a human being behind this keyboard! I write and post everything manually, there's no scheduling or scripts or stuff like that.

If you have any questions about the Fediverse, or requests or suggestions or comments or feedback just @ or DM me, I will try to help if I can.

The aim of this account is to help and encourage people use the , even with the most basic things. There's no such thing as a stupid question! 👍

@feditips I never thought you were a bot! But I could see why people might assume that

@feditips He there! =) Thanks for encouraging people to ask questions!

Just yesterday I was wondering if I can follow peertube accounts from my mastodon or friendica account? And if I can even like videos on peertube from my mastodon or friendica account?


Yes, you can do all those things :blobhappy: Easiest way to explain this is if you try it out.

For example try following @pianotv and interacting with the videos there from within Mastodon (and I think it works in Friendica too). If you want to see what the account looks like in PeerTube, click on the profile's avatar photo.

There are interesting PeerTube videos and accounts to follow at @FediVideos (which is currently focusing on Halloween, but normally posts general interest videos).


Kind of related question. Is it possible to link a pixelfed account to my mastodon account? I tried to access pixelfed via the handle but was not successful so far.


Short answer is no, because PixelFed will be on another instance.

Each Fediverse account is on one instance at a time. You can move it from one instance to another, but you cannot use the same account on many instances simultaneously.

I don't know, but maybe someone could set up a cross-posting system though?

@feditips @FediVideos @pianotv Thanks!

Yeah I tried it and following peertube channels from mastodon works great. Alas, I can't seem to like some videos. When I try to like one of @pianotv videos I am asked again to login (with user name and password) to the Tilvids instance. Which I can not since I don't have an account there. Signing up on each accout to like videos seems counter-fedi-tuitive. Is this a bug?`

@torsten_torsten @FediVideos

You don't need to be in PeerTube to like PeerTube videos.

Just go to the post you want to like within Mastodon, then click on the like button (the star) while still within Mastodon.

(I've attached a photo to illustrate)

@torsten_torsten @FediVideos

You don't need to click on the link to view the video, just press play. Replies to the post are added to the video as comments, and likes on the post are added as likes.

It's all seamless!

@feditips @FediVideos Okay, now I understand. That's cool! Thanks for the hint! =)

@feditips oh there are stupid questions. But there is nothing wrong with asking them. One has to ask them sometimes to find the important answers :)

@feditips I wasn't sure if the account represented a person or a small group, but I did assume FediTips was a human curated set of interesting Fediverse users.


That's my other account at @FediFollows

There's also @FediVideos for interesting Fediverse videos

>there is a human being behind this keyboard

That is exactly what a robot would say.... :eyes_fast:

I think you're doing a great job :-)
Big thanks!

Ha! Claiming you are not a bot is the tell-tale sign you *are* a bot!


@feditips Hi!! I’m VERY new to Mastodon:) Can I follow #Fediverse?
Learning how to use ethical software!🙏🏽


You're on the Fediverse right now, Mastodon is part of it.

When you follow people on here, you are following people on the Fediverse 👍

@feditips someone on Plush thought I was a bot too. I get the feeling. I often believe that the hostility is because a select few want to keep Fedi niche, and I think that's selfish given what we have seen from Big Tech.

If users are concerned, they can always operate in limited federation, as I do. I'm federating in a slow bloom pattern. I look at who everyone talks to, and I gradually say hi. I am also open to helping our neighbors enjoy the experience of being here, too - safely.
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