Do you follow someone on Mastodon who does great posts but not-so-great boosts? Or maybe they boost too much?

You can mute just their boosts if you like:

1. Go to their profile
2. Click on "..."
3. Select "Hide boosts from"

This will not affect their own posts, which you will see as normal.

P.S. If you're new here, boosts are the equivalent of retweets or shares 🔁

i'm actually super curious about the social role of boosts vs. favorites on masto. i frequently see posts that have way more boosts than favs and that rarely happens on twitter. i wonder if this has to do with the lack of your followers seeing things you favorited? on twitter that's often used as a "soft retweet" and it seems to be useful as a lesser level of boost, where boosts seem to get saturated with only 1 tier. just curious not saying one is better!!!!



Think you might be right there! No algorithms means you have to consciously boost something yourself rather than subconsciously relying on a computer to do it for you.

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