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Phenomenology of Mastodon 

How do users recognize one another in social media? This paper focuses specifically on the phenomenological experience of using the website “Mastodon.” Mastodon is an open source social media platform. Its format is similar to Twitter; however, users can create their own servers for specific groups of people and continue to see posts from the main Mastodon server. Mastodon users refer to this as the “fediverse”, short for federated universe.

Phenomenology of Mastodon 

. By having a federated interface, users prioritize their experiences with a given community while being able to participate in the broader culture of the website. Recognition is the process of establishing the Other as a self, and the recognition of the self from others facilitates self-development. This paper is interested in how users recognize each other through in the specific servers, called “instances.”

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@Cyborgneticz I admit that I keep forgetting instances have a local posting thing going, since I keep focusing on my home feed from people I follow instead.

@polychrome That makes sense to me. I like the local posts to see everything related to the instance gathered together. My home is kind of a strange smattering of things.

Phenomenology of Mastodon 

@dajbelshaw I think that the Emoji ID would be helpful on mastodon - especially because users typically join .social and Then find an instance that they want to connect with. The abandoned account is just...there then.

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