Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.

You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.

Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.

So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:

1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;

2) Use hashtags.

#mastodon #meta #FAQ


@cassolotl @Alamantus There definitely should be another arrow. "Is anyone on my instance subscribed to a hashtag used in the post?" Then it should also be indexed under the hashtag.

@stevenroose @Alamantus It's not possible to subscribe to hashtags on Mastodon as far as I know, so that's why it's not on there - I only have experience of Mastodon! There are many things like this that vary from software to software on the fediverse.

@cassolotl @Alamantus You are correct that it is not possible. That was my intention with saying it *should* be there. Because right now it's not yet possible.

@stevenroose @Alamantus Oh right! Put it on Github, then, I can't help you there. :D

@cassolotl @Alamantus Haha, sure! Wasn't a criticism of your chart! Just a reminder That Mastodon is not finished! :)

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