Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.
Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮
Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.
But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!
Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse
(whispers) Click on the link...
A question though. My pixelfed posts are not visible on mastodon. I have found and followed my pixelfed profile, and it’s empty when viewed from mastodon. When I look at my profile directly on pixelfed, the posts are there. What am I doing wrong?
You're not doing anything wrong.
Is the PixelFed account quite new?
If no one on your Mastodon server has followed you PixelFed account, then your posts won't be visible there.
However, after at least one person on a server follows your PixelFed account, all new posts from the account will be visible on that Mastodon server.
So, basically, as you get more followers your posts will become more and more visible across the Fediverse (including Mastodon).
@feditips @michalzadkowski my mastodon and pixelfed accounts are coming up for 18 months, so not exactly new and I have the same problems. In fact many accounts I follow are incomplete and frequently display a link at the top advising you to access the account on the original server. If you click on it you can see all their posts but you cannot interact with them as you are not logged in to an account on their server. Is there a way to rectify this?
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