I made a flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

#mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia

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@cassolotl This is really helpful! I found this very confusing in the beginning. It took me a long time to collect all that info.

I think all that might be generally confusing to newcomers. That diagram should get a spot in some public wiki, maybe in the Mastodon FAQ?

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