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Welcome to all the Twitter refugees! πŸ‘‹

Mastodon and the Fediverse does NOT use NFTs or blockchain or cryptocurrencies. No one is on here trying to get rich, no one is promoting anything.

The Fediverse (which Mastodon is part of) is a federated computer network spread across thousands of independently owned and operated servers. The millions of people on the Fedi can interact with each other regardless of which server they signed up on, because the servers talk to each other through federation.

Federation is a proven and stable way to make a network, it's how telephones and email work for example. It's how social networks should be.

We aren't trying to break anything or compete with anyone. There are no shareholders or venture capitalists. Instead, we work together, donating time or money, and collaborate to make a better social network for its own sake.

Here are some hints and tips for new users:

mstdn.social/@feditips/1075370

Might need clarification there. Some instances do promote them, I understand.

Are Twitter users leaving in masse?

@moat

I meant that the platform itself doesn't promote anything related to cryptocurrencies. There's no technical connection between the Fediverse's software and blockchains etc.

Twitter has started integrating NFTs into their platform, which is apparently why a lot of people are leaving it.

@feditips Ah, that's why so many cool people suddenly arrived 😁

@feditips

Most of us aren't (trying to get rich or to promote anything) but you can't nor shouldn't speak for everyone.

Actually, though it's not my main activity here, I DO try to promote respect for truth and ability to argument one's positions when I have an occasion to do so.

@lienrag

I meant the software running on the Fediverse doesn't promote anything related to NFTs or cryptocurrencies.

Twitter has started integrating NFTs into its software, which is why some people are now leaving Twitter.

The Fediverse is not doing this, that's all I was trying to say. Sorry, I should have been clearer!

@Moon, you sent 0.01 :10grans: to @feditips and have 103.087249701477174525 remaining.

@feditips can you not use words like "refugees" to discuss people who leave a social media platform? it's rather off-putting and disrespectful. thank you

@casey @feditips yeah I would agree the use of this word is pretty ick in this context

@liaizon @casey

Wasn't intending any disrespect, where I live it's used as a neutral word meaning anyone who feels forced to leave from one place to another.

But if it has different connotations elsewhere I will try to be more careful about using it in future. Thank you for the heads up πŸ‘

@feditips Gotten a few to add to the blocklist just from reading the replies to this post.

Well I think you're doing a perfectly fine job providing Fediverse Tips, and if others disagree then they're free to jolly well do it themselves.

the Fediverse does NOT use NFTs or blockchain or cryptocurrencies

Except Numa created in 2018 which used Ethereum, Mitra which is under active development, frontends displaying crypto addresses in a fancy way, add-ons to PeerTube related to blockchain/cryptocurrencies…

Fediverse software can in fact make use of blockchain or cryptocurrencies. So you’re basically spreading misinformation.

@feditips speak for yourself. fedi has its fair share of crypto enthusiasts, and there's also a cryptocurrency called 10grans that fedi users are able to use.

@genmaicha

The post was aimed at people who are leaving Twitter due to its integration of NFT into its software.

Fediverse software doesn't have any NFT or cryptocurrency integration.

@feditips I'm also a Twitter refugee and loving Mastodon!

I've made this tool to get screenshots from the toots, check it out:

sasuke.social/@lugodev/1076631

@mrsaturday @feditips

Lmao what a strawman argument. Also 10grans is a bot, not part of fedi itself.

@r000t @feditips
Oh no, apologizing and promising to "do better" is the absolute worst thing you can do - there's blood in the water now!
@mrsaturday

@hakui @feditips I do not see a link in your fedi profile, do you not give it much publicity?

@waifu @feditips because i'm trying to scam strangers on opensea, not people i know

but i post links to individual jpegs sometimes

@hakui @feditips Understandable it’s better to keep good relationships with the fedizens, may I ask if I can compile your works in thebub.club? It’s a danbooru but for fedi related images

@waifu @feditips it's a scam jpeg you can just right click it

it's not really a fedi thing though

@hakui @feditips I mean as in, for artists that are in the fediverse we have some but I prefer to ask for permission ykno https://thebub.club/posts/339?q=hakui

@feditips "No one is on here trying to get rich, no one is promoting anything."

They are here and they will come. And that's fine. Less gatekeeping please ;)

Otherwise \o/

@3np

Just to clarify, I meant the Fediverse's software doesn't use or promote blockchain etc.

People were leaving Twitter due to NFTs being integrated into Twitter's software.

I should have made this clearer I guess!

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