A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that #Mastodon is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.
Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.
@kev "You can also Favourite a Toot. Which basically means that you support or agree with a Toot. It’s the same as a Facebook like, or a Twitter heart"
I'm not sure that's true. Isn't the intended purpose to add the toot in your favorite list, for easier retieval later? Though I admit in this case the counter shouldn't be there. I think you're right that a lot of people use it as a "like" button, but it's still not clear to me what's the initial purpose of that feature.
@kev Could also be interesting to mention that when you favorite, the author is informed, but no one else (as far as I know), while when you boost, all followers know it (obviously), but also anyone who look at your history.
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