Streamz Orientation

Streamz is a micro-blogging platform designed to teach k12 students social networking. Streamz is built on the open source software Mastodon with two views, or ways to use Streamz. The "familiar" view is based on the Twitter user interface and the "fediverse" view in the Mastodon user interface which also allows the teacher/student to see the fediverse.

What is Mastodon?

 

Your username and your domain

Streamz usernames actually consist of two parts: The local username, e.g. alice And the doma...

Setting up your profile

Get started with your new account. Your appearance Profile cards showing display name, ...

Set your preferences

Customize things just the way you like them. Customizing the user interface Choose a theme Str...

Posting toots

A toot on Streamz is the equivalent to a Tweet on Twitter. Sharing your thoughts has never been ...

Hashtags

If you're making a post belonging to a wider subject, it might be worth adding a "hashtag" to it....

Boosts and Favourites

You can favourite another user's toot by clicking the star icon underneath. This will send the us...

Text Posts

The most basic way to interact with Streamz is to make a text post, also called a Toot. In order ...

Posting Images

 In order to post an image, simply click or tap the "image" icon in your Compose column and selec...

Following Other Users

Following another user will make all of their toots as well as other users' toots which they boos...

Notifications

When someone follows your account or requests to follow you, mentions your user name, or boosts o...

Promoting yourself and others

Give visibility to hashtags, profiles, and posts. Featured links on your profile Featured hasht...

Publishing levels

Level Public timelines Permalink Profile view Home feeds Public ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Unlisted...

Using the network features

Follow and talk to anyone from any server. Browsing content through public timelines Po...

Dealing with unwanted content

Control what you see, for a more comfortable social media experience. Filtering posts It is pos...

Fediverse View