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Mastodon and the Fediverse
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Katherine Druckman talks to Shawn Powers and Kyle Rankin about moving from Twitter to the Fediverse using Mastodon, including how to choose a server and find your niche.
Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls, and Shawn Powers have far too much fun continuing the conversation about Mastodon and the fediverse, with a dose of photography.
In the wake of news that Elon Musk is actively pursuing a Twitter takeover, Mastodon servers have experienced a massive influx of new users and renewed interest from existing users. Our Mastodon account has experienced this new level of interaction first-hand. We devoted two episodes to a deep into all things mastodon, and rather than read about it here, we’d encourage you to listen to the episodes and then join us in the Fediverse and find your own niche.
This Week’s Reading List
Giving social networking back to you - Mastodon — Follow friends and discover new ones among more than 4.4M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.
Running your own server - Mastodon documentation — Why would you want to run your own Mastodon server? Absolute control over your own voice on the web, not subject to anyone else's rules or whims. Your server is your property, with your rules. It will exist as long as you want it to exist. You are not isolated on your own server. You can follow anyone on any other server, and they can follow you and you can exchange messages just like if you were on the same server. You can either limit sign-ups to be the only one on the server and run it like personal (micro)blog, maintain an invite-only community for family or friends or run a server anyone can sign up on, it's up to you!
Why does Elon Musk want to take Twitter private, and what does it mean for shareholders? — Billionaire Elon Musk plans to make Twitter a private company following his $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform.
Elon Musk wants to 'authenticate all real humans' on Twitter. Here's what that could mean — As the public combs through Elon Musk's Twitter feed for clues on how the billionaire entrepreneur intends to run the social media platform he's buying for $44 billion, one mysterious line stands out: "authenticate all real humans."
The Other Reason It's a Perfect Time to Join Mastodon, the Open-Source Twitter Alternative — Last week, Mastodon finally launched its free, official Android app, making it easier than ever to use the open-source Twitter alternative on Android devices. Mastodon’s timing couldn’t be better, as Twitter’s board just approved Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to buy Twitter.
After Musk Acquires Twitter, Mastodon Sees Flood of Traffic, Server Slowdown | PCMag — If you joined social-networking provider Mastodon today because of the Elon Musk-Twitter news, you're not alone.
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