A new social network for type people: typo.social (@Mastodon)

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Igor Petrovic
Igor Petrovic Posts: 264
edited February 2023 in Type Business
I made a quick search on TD / seems this is not mentioned yet / pls delete if it is.

Anyway, I entered my dusty Twitter yesterday and saw a lot of type people migrated to Mastodon (Twitter alternative). Seems like a nice lively community focused on type, unlike any other social network with too many other distractions and ads. The handle of the community is: @typo.social  https://typo.social/

Looks pretty convenient in terms of creating and editing posts. BTW my handle is: @Igor_Petrovic@typo.social  https://typo.social/@Igor_Petrovic

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  • John Hudson
    John Hudson Posts: 3,012
    edited February 2023
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    TypeDrawers messes up Mastodon handles. The URL link for the Typo Social instance is
    https://typo.social/
  • Justin Penner
    Justin Penner Posts: 65
    edited February 2023
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    I still reluctantly use Twitter (in addition to Mastodon), now that the type community is split between two platforms.

    But every day Twitter becomes more like a parody of a social network. Last week, Elon reportedly fired an engineer for suggesting that Elon's tweets were falling in popularity. Today they updated the algorithm so that everyone gets Elon's tweets at the top of their timeline even if they don't follow him.
  • Thomas Phinney
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    I am 98% Mastodon. I only post on Twitter when I feel it is vital to do so, and no longer read it often.

    https://typo.social/@tphinney
  • JoyceKetterer
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    I'e been procrastinating joining mastodon for a while but just did.
  • Ale Paul
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    By some reason I do not receive the authentification email, anybody have experienced the same issue?
  • Brian Dove
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    Tossing my virtual hat in the ring: https://typo.social/@brian_dove_online
  • John Hudson
    John Hudson Posts: 3,012
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    @Ale Paul
    By some reason I do not receive the authentification email, anybody have experienced the same issue?
    I don’t recall seeing your sign-up, Ale. Have you contacted the admin?

  • Florian Hardwig
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    For those not familiar with the Fediverse yet, note that you don’t need to have your account on typo.social in order to interact with folks there. A number of type people have chosen a different home (“instance”). For example, DJR currently is on mastodon.social, Rosetta is on mastodon.design, Bold Monday can be found on mastodon.online, Christoph Koeberlin on mastodon.green, Velvetyne on mamot.fr, etc.

    One thing that’s really neat: you can follow what people on a given instance – say, on typo.social – are writing simply by visiting the public local timeline. You don’t need to have an account on that instance. In fact, you don’t an account at all for that.
  • Ale Paul
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    @John Hudson that is the screen I have, I never get an email.

  • Ale Paul
    Ale Paul Posts: 33
    edited February 2023
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    fixed partially, I was able to create an acct here 
    @sudtipos@mastodon.social

    but still waiting the typo.social approve...
  • Christian Thalmann
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    Oh, it was in the Junk Mail...
    BTW, it's easier to change the tiny angry radioactive font than I thought. Just switch away from the «high-contrast» (lol) mode and click the option to use your browser font.
  • Ale Paul
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    OK, finally here is my typo.social user https://typo.social/@sudtipos
  • Jani Paavola
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    I'm on Typo Social as well: https://typo.social/@janipaavola
  • Stephen Coles
    Stephen Coles Posts: 998
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    Just an update on typo.social’s growth: There are now 1,487 users (according to instances.social), of which 687 are active (used the server in the last 30 days).
  • Thomas Phinney
    Thomas Phinney Posts: 2,769
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    Not to mention that is is part of the bigger Fediverse. I am on typo.social but at least half the people I follow are not....