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This afternoon, David Hogg came to my city to help activists demonstrate in front of the local office of our absentee Senator, Pat Toomey, Republican, to ask him to act on gun safety.

Local speakers, including a 10th grader, shared why action on gun safety was important to them. David spoke about his movement to activism and listened to the stories of others. He walked with us and talked with us. Pat Toomey did neither. David said he expects our next Senator to do better. We all plan to elect John Fetterman.

I asked him what the one thing we could do to help is. It's not surprising, but it always helps to hear it.

Please get active and help bring change. Everyone should want to end gun violence.

marchforourlives.com/

actionnetwork.org/forms/take-a

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IIt's important to note that Masto (and the fediverse) is not an 'alternative Twitter'. It's an entirely different platform that has its own unique culture. We don't chase likes or follows or popularity, we don't present as brands or 'personalities'. We care about each others' personal lives and wholesome engagement on a more individual level.

If you're going to use a Masto to Twitter crossposter, please keep this in mind, and ideally, cross post from here to there, and not there to here.

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I've just been to vote in the local election. Apparently our Borough is considered a swing district so I'm even more pleased that I went!
Fingers crossed for my preferred party to win. Here's hoping.

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Have you posted a photo on Mastodon and the preview image hides something important?

If you're using the web version of Masto, you can alter the focus of the preview image when posting photos. Just click "Edit" on the image and move the circle around. When you've finished click "Apply".

(And while you're editing, do remember to add an image description for blind people!)

The two photos below are identical, but one has the focus set to the right and one to the left.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

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Hello Lovely Peeps!

A question re Lists: can I put someone on a list, mute them, & yet still see their posts if I check the list? (I can do this on Twitter.)

There is an account I follow, that I *want* to follow, but it posts many long toots (which are hard for me to process in the spur of the moment) & I also miss other posts I also want to see

I'm hoping this will be a work-around 🤞 - but I'm not sure I've set things up properly & I'm not sure it will work, period

Reassurance welcome! 😃

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The Republic of Moldova is a reliable partner of the EU, and we continue to stand by Moldova.

The EU will mobilise an additional €52 million to strengthen the country's resilience, recovery and long-term reforms.

More info: europa.eu/!RM8JDh

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The latest EU-wide Eurobarometer survey shows unwavering support for Ukraine and its people.

The majority of Europeans think, that since the war started, the EU has shown solidarity (79%), been united (63%) and fast (58%) in its reaction.

#StandWithUkraine @EurobarometerEU@twitter.com

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UK folks, it's voting day!

(I'm sure you are already aware, but just in case a reminder is helpful...)

(Also like... all the big parties suck, vote Green.)

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Heard of #marble racing? #MarbulaOne? Jelle's Marble Runs?

John Oliver gave the popular #YouTube channel Jelle's Marble Runs--elaborately staged, thrillingly commentated marble races and events--a boost when he raved about it on #LastWeekTonight and even sponsored it.

It is ... awesome. All the same tension and back-and-forth of human racing, with all the same rooting for your favorites as well. Here's a sample from this year. Enjoy!

youtube.com/watch?v=nJu9ihARYM

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Out-Of-Office (European)
I’m away camping for the summer. Please email back in September.

Out-Of-Office (American)
I have left the office for two hours to undergo kidney surgery, but you can reach me on my cell any time.

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One or two accounts regularly posting things that don't interest you is manageable, but the more you add, the easier it is to lose the signal in the noise. With no algorithm working to keep you addicted, it's easy to let your Home timeline get overrun. Follow freely, but also be ready to unfollow for basic quality of life reasons. The Federated timeline can be overwhelming, but your Home timeline shouldn't be. You have to tend it like a garden, and a little pruning goes a long way. #feditips

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Aoraki, Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand

Photo Ian Riddler Photography

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I'm running a bingo game today over on my alter ego account in twitter. It's based on and you're welcome to join in if you wish.
twitter.com/HipposBINGO/status

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Hey, users.

This is CLEARLY stated in our instance code of conduct that YOU signed up for.

If you're not following it, don't be surprised when your account is suspended.

"Inciting users to engage in violence against other users, human beings, groups, or animals, or depictions thereof or wishing death, physical harm, or illness to any individual or groups of people."

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