My name is Marga and I’m new on sunbeam.city, just moved here from mastodon.social, so it’s time for an #introduction. I’m interested in:
Not necessarily in that order, and it’s probably also not a complete list.
Thanks to the sunbeam.city people for hosting my new account!☀️🏡
@whakkee welcome 😊
@bedap thank you! 😊
@whakkee why’d you move?
@GeekAndDad I preferred a smaller, more specific instance, am interested in the solar punk movement, and some friends are already on sunbeam.city, so moving to that instance felt logical
@whakkee I guess this changes your home feed? Prunes it down.
I don’t even know what solar punk movement is so I’ll have to go look
@GeekAndDad it also changes my home feed, yes - what I like about Mastodon is how it's decentralized. That feeling is stronger with a smaller instance.
@whakkee it’s a little awkward (but maybe that’s just the clients not being there yet) because what if you want to be part of multiple groups / communities? Want one client but maybe combined notifications? But auto posting back to source group of replying and easy navigation to either see a customizable combined view with subset of groups you’re part of or just a single group etc.
@GeekAndDad most apps support multiple accounts. That, or just following people of interest in other communities is the most common solution here, I think?
@GeekAndDad you can still follow people from various instances, there's still hashtags too. My current iOS client allows me to have multiple accounts, so also notifications from multiple accounts. (I only use one though)
@whakkee which client? Ameroq allows multiple accounts but only one seems to be active at a time.
@GeekAndDad I have Amaroq, and in the settings screen you can switch. I believe there are more clients that do multiple accounts. I’m not sure if Amaroq does notifications for both at the same time, but worst case I could just use two different clients for that if I wanted to. I don’t though, in the past I spent a lot of time on social media, and I prefer to do more offline things now.
@whakkee :) 👍🏼
@curufuin thank you!
@puffinus_puffinus I'll check it out, may be a while as I'm not super fast with these kinda things - thanks! 😃
@whakkee Hey, no pressure. It's just that often new members of the instance aren't aware we're co-operatively run and that they can get a say in things if they wish. It can take up as much or as little of your time as you wish.
@puffinus_puffinus thanks, yes - I am aware, I did read up a bit before choosing a new instance. mastodon.social felt too big, and generic, and I was looking for something more fitting. I'm certainly considering joining the co-op! 🙂
@whakkee That's good. Yes m.s is pretty massive now. I feel we're more focused around solarpunk themes and generally stay (roughly!) on topic.
@whakkee Are you from the UK?
@lychee nope, from the Netherlands - you may notice that my English is not perfect, but writing in Dutch would mean even less people understand what I’m saying 😊
@whakkee The Internet is so international. 😍
@lychee yes, that’s one of the good things about it 😊
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.