Commit d250d016 authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

more modern main help page

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<!-- Document licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported. See -->
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%%site.name%% is a **microblogging service**. Users post short (%%site.textlimit%%
character) notices which are broadcast to their friends and fans using
the Web, RSS, or instant messages.
%%site.name%% is a **social service**. Users can post short
(%%site.textlimit%% character) status messages which are broadcast to
their friends and colleagues on the service and (optionally) onto the Web.
If you'd like to try it out, first [register](%%action.register%%) a new account.
Then, on the [public timeline](%%action.top%%), enter your message into
the textbox at the top of the page, and click "Send". It will go out on the
public timeline and to anyone who is subscribed to your notices (probably nobody,
at first).
public timeline and to anyone who is subscribed to your notices.
To subscribe to other people's notifications, go to their profile page
and click the "subscribe" button. They'll get a notice that you're now
subscribed to their notifications, and, who knows?, they might subscribe
back.
subscribed to their notifications.
You can also broadcast other types of data, like bookmarks, event
invitations, polls, and questions.
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