First steps Welcome to the fediverse! In a few moments, you'll be able to broadcast messages and talk to your friends across a wide variety of servers. But this server, mastodon.online, is special—it hosts your profile, so remember its name. Home Posts from people you follow will appear in your home feed. You can follow anyone on any server! Local Public posts from people on the same server as you will appear in the local timeline. Federated Public posts from other servers of the fediverse will appear in the federated timeline. Reply You can reply to other people's and your own toots, which will chain them together in a conversation. Boost You can share other people's toots with your followers by boosting them. Favourite You can save a toot for later, and let the author know that you liked it, by favouriting it.