FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.

@vv They can still see everything in the universal feed.
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@breaker Yeah, the federated timeline is helpful in many cases, but that will depend on your instance. It only shows posts that your instance knows about -- only posts by users that are being followed by users on your instance. If your instance is on a relay, then it'll also show those posts, which helps a lot. But that still won't get *everything*. And if you're on a single-user instance it's going to look lonely.

@breaker Oh, and posts boosted by your instance's users, too.

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