In case you missed it, you can follow people across the Fediverse even if you're using a different kind of site.
For example, here's a PixelFed account:
...here's a PeerTube account...
...here's a WriteFreely account...
...here's a Plume account...
...here's a Friendica account...
...and you can follow all of them from Mastodon.
Just click on the @ link to see their profile, and then click on Follow.
@switchingsocial Wow, I wouldn't have even known!
I know a lot of people will already know this, apologies if it seems patronising.
I posted because a lot of people coming from centralised services don't realise how Fediverse sites talk to each other, it seemed important to get this across to them.
Many people think Fediverse services are all totally separate.
@switchingsocial It's really quite interesting how all these services tie together
I'm not sure how finished that side of federation is yet on PixelFed, but I think they see any toots that have a picture attached (because PF is a photo-oriented platform).
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.