When you're posting hashtags that contain multiple words, it's a good idea to capitalise the first letter of each word. This helps blind people who use screen reader software to know what the hashtag actually says.

For example #DogsOfMastodon is much easier for screen reader users than #dogsofmastodon, even though they're technically the same tag.

This kind of capitalisation is usually known as "CamelCase". CamelCase doesn't just help blind people, it also makes hashtags clearer for sighted people too!

Using CamelCase won't affect your post's visibility (because searches ignore capitalisation) but it will improve the post's accessibility, so you'll get more people reading it.

Thank you to @martyn for raising this topic 👍

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y

Worth the cover price occasionally especially with what's been going on

Seems like a good time to mention that a senior government figure has told me the government polls on trans rights because they recognise its value as a wedge issue. Braverman's comments immediately following a u-turn are entirely deliberate.

Sad news from the world of the arts.

>Star Wars spacecraft designer Colin Cantwell dies aged 90

bbc.com/news/entertainment-art

#introduction Hi, my name is Lea, i'm 30 from France and i picked up trad media again a year ago or so after a huge art block. I'm exploring inks and watercolours trying to find my voice and style trhough illustrations about magic, clouds and airplanes, i will talk for hours about those topics 🛩️

Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it: bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-gro

A point of etiquette:

As a courtesy to everyone on Scholar, we'd like to ask you to help keep from filling up the Local Timeline with very long threads

This means that if you are writing a thread, please do one of the following:

1. Make the first post Public and the following posts Unlisted (others will see the rest of the thread when they click the first post, but the following posts won't be on the Local Timeline), or

2. Add "Long thread" as a Content Warning (CW) for the thread

Thanks!

Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is “temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Bloomberg News reports.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Only with time you'll be able to learn the ropes of the Fediverse. Because it may look like Twitter. But the lack of algorithms means you have to actively look for people to follow and talk to. There are very few gamified engagement carrots for you to crave here.
The things that make Twitter so much more "engaging" are the very same that make it a toxic hellhole.

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RT @TheGreenParty: 👩‍⚕️ Nurses go above and beyond every day.

💚 We thank them for their dedication, kindness and resilience.

💷 Their outstanding contribution to our country must be fairly recognised.

#InternationalNursesDay #SupportNursesAndMidwives #NHSPay15

🐦🔗: nitter.eu/GreenPartyMolly/stat

From :birdsite: : I try not to do this very often, but I am a sucker for weather/spaceweather phenomenon. #weather #spaceweather

"This is probably one of the rarest and unusual transient luminous event captures I have managed. The corkscrew-looking features are secondary jets that reach from close to the cloud tops up to a preceding sprite location."

credit: @PaulMSmithPhoto on hellsite.

Good morning. Have some Ansei Uchima to start your day.

@littlegravitas This is very similar to US-Intl, which I'm not a fan of, but at least it's less actively obnoxious about having to press spacebar after everything.

@littlegravitas Seconded on WinCompose. I use it all the time to be able to type Unicode math characters, for instance.

Since I am back on #Mastodon I write captions for the visually impaired when I post pictures. #Hashtags can be improved too. Just by using capital letters for every new new word in a phrase. #JustSaying #TryItOutYourself

"In a follow-up investigation, we found that Meta (formerly, Facebook) and TikTok collect hashed personal information from web forms even when the user does not submit the form and does not give consent."

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