Mastodon

find your perfect community

17.11.19
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overview

category

social network

type

microblogging

created

2016

license

AGPL-3.0

source code

repository

written in

Ruby

protocols

population ~ 3.598.416 accounts[1]

active users ~ 1.304.417people[2]

servers > 2.689 instances[3]

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world

mascot

  • mascot picturemastodon,  
  • mascot picturetrumpet,  

dwellers

mastonauts

communities

connects

  • network logo colour iconFriendica
  • network logo colour iconHubzilla
  • network logo colour iconmicroblog.pub
  • network logo colour iconMisskey
  • network logo colour iconPeerTube
  • network logo colour iconPixelfed
  • network logo colour iconPleroma
  • network logo colour iconPlume
  • network logo colour iconWriteFreely

Mastodon network grew quickly. You'll find everything you want of a microblogging platform, and much more. There are numerous Mastodon servers (called "instances") created specifically for certain communities and dedicated to various interests, spheres of knowledge, regions and activities.

Default tweetdeck layout
Default tweetdeck layout
Alternative Pinafore layout
Alternative Pinafore layout
Alternative Halcyon layout
Alternative Halcyon layout

features

  • custom emojis
  • pinned posts
  • hiding followers
  • spoiler warnings
  • redrafting posts
  • creating contact lists
  • image upload with focal points
  • verifying external links in your profile
  • filtering out unwanted content by keywords
  • two-factor authentication (TOTP)

information

  • Direct messages ("private messages") are delivered with limited visibility (non public) only between Mastodon users. Friends from other Fediverse networks may get such "direct messages" as public (visible to all) because some networks (GNU Social, postActiv) don't support DMs. Keep that in mind when sharing private information via a DM.

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join the network

network logo colour icon Choose a server with open registrations and create an account:

network logo colour icon Or use a wizard to help you pick a server from the list:

SERVER WIZARD

network logo colour icon Choose a mobile application from the available ones:



contributing

Please, keep in mind that you are a participant, not a customer. DONATE

If you'd like to help the Mastodon network grow, you can contribute in different ways.

  1. Donate to development team or the administrator of your server (if you have the means to do that).
  2. Set up your own instance, to make federation stronger and healthier, with many small servers.
  3. Spread the word. Invite your friends. Explain why it's important.
  4. Contribute with code. Send a pull request. Resolve an issue. Take a bounty.
  5. Help translating. Design promo materials. Print and distribute stickers.

Thank you. See you in Mastodon.

note

[1], [2], [3] - updated regularly, latest update - 17/11/19