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mastodon (decentralized open-source twitter alternative)

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Mastodon is software for web-based federated microblogging, intended to be an "actually viable alternative to Twitter". Users can post 500-character status messages which can optionally include images, topic tags, and linked mentions of other users. It is open source and there are a number of independent instances online in addition to the flagship at mastodon.social.

Due to its federated nature, users of any instance can see posts made by users on any other connected instance. There is not a single server owned by a single individual or company; instead, there are various servers with their own sets of users, who can follow and interact with users from other servers in the network.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_Social

so, let's join the bandwagon :D

added on the 2017-04-05 01:19:23 by rez rez
diaspora dejavu
added on the 2017-04-05 02:24:33 by psenough psenough
Yeah I jumped the bandwagon too a while ago. Haven't used it at all yet but anyway: https://mastodon.social/@noby
added on the 2017-04-05 02:27:42 by noby noby

doubt i will use it more than this. it's confusing and doesn't work as well as twitter.
added on the 2017-04-05 09:51:37 by 1in10 1in10
Usual problem with these things: 99% of the people I want to follow are already on twitter but not on this, making it an extra platform more than an alternative.

Is there some way to link it to a twitter account for automatic cross-posting? That would at least make it a lot less painful to transition...
added on the 2017-04-05 09:54:05 by psonice psonice
and what the hell is remote follow?
is it like stalking?!
added on the 2017-04-05 09:59:45 by 1in10 1in10
Cool, another Add.net-like thing. Don't care. Will probably run out of cryptic aphorisms and German language puns before twitter goes broke. ;)
added on the 2017-04-05 10:49:16 by tomaes tomaes
App.net even. :D
added on the 2017-04-05 10:50:24 by tomaes tomaes
You can't decentralize something that is already centralized.
added on the 2017-04-05 11:00:57 by Gargaj Gargaj
feels like tumblr, looks like hootsuite, tries to act like twitter, their VP is like ello.co's.

tumblr lives off adult, hootsuite is convoluted for the everyday user, twitter goes strong and ello somewhat failed. It feels like they tried to reinvent the wheel. however, parking myself here: https://mastodon.social/@naaaaaagz
added on the 2017-04-05 12:01:24 by nagz nagz
haha, i think i still have an ello account! Yeah, this will be super viable, like every other alternative that failed.
added on the 2017-04-05 12:21:03 by okkie okkie
thank you for reminding me to delete my ello account!
added on the 2017-04-05 12:41:30 by okkie okkie
What okkie said. I'm sure there will be a lot of Bitcoin and Linux fans there though.
added on the 2017-04-05 13:07:52 by Preacher Preacher
pouet oneliner for everyone! hooray!
added on the 2017-04-05 21:04:12 by T$ T$
Ooh, rez on OStatus. *hits dat remote follow button*

added on the 2017-04-05 22:03:17 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
I also parked myself there @p01 a few months ago in case it takes off... guess it hasn't really :p
added on the 2017-04-05 22:04:27 by p01 p01
https://pouet.me/@kb (that server is probably not related. but hey. :) )
added on the 2017-04-05 23:01:50 by kb_ kb_
pouet.me it is. lol

added on the 2017-04-05 23:53:33 by psenough psenough
This is me: https://mastodon.social/@Lumpbucket
added on the 2017-04-06 00:12:37 by xeron xeron
ho and I forgot this one! https://mastodon.social/@razor1911

and I also registered the mastodon.lol domain name for possible future use \:D/
added on the 2017-04-06 02:42:09 by rez rez
added on the 2017-04-06 11:34:01 by xernobyl xernobyl
In related news, the reactions by https://twitter.com/mastodonmusic are pretty awesome.
added on the 2017-04-06 12:29:49 by Gargaj Gargaj
It will most likely stay obscure and fail. Of course, there's always the remote possibility it will become popular, get swamped with utter fuckwits like Twitter, and fail.

Oh well, https://mastodon.social/@jorikemppi
added on the 2017-04-06 12:35:12 by jobe jobe
get swamped with utter fuckwits like Twitter

It's a decentralized service, so it's immune to moderation.
added on the 2017-04-06 12:43:41 by Gargaj Gargaj


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