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Mastodon is the Twitter alternative that’s for beginners. This guide will help you get started

You may have heard the term “mastodon” used a lot since Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter in October. This is because the extinct mammal is also known as the name for a small social network that many Twitter users use to connect with other people online.

Mastodon allows users to join multiple servers managed by different groups and individuals. Rather than one platform that is controlled by one company, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, Mastodon lets them connect to a variety of servers. Mastodon does not contain ads, and all social networks are free to use. Mastodon was created by Eugen Rochko in 2016. It is supported by crowdfunding and individuals and groups that operate servers.

Twitter users have been leaving Twitter in search of it or looking for another place to share their thoughts online in the wake of Twitter’s controversial product changes, layoffs, and other issues.

Rock stated that Mastodon had gained 489,000 users in less than two weeks and now has over one million monthly active users. (To put this in perspective, Twitter reported that it had almost 238 million daily active and monetizable users in July.

Rochko described the milestone as “pretty cool”.

Mastodon is a new service that I’m trying out. It was a curiosity thing for me and Twitter has become more toxic. My little corner of the social network has been buzzing with a frenetic, party-like atmosphere for several days. Long-time users provide tips and answer questions. It’s a great way to have fun, and it reminds me a lot of the early days of Twitter.

It can be thrilling to find a new social media network. However, it can also be difficult. While Mastodon and Twitter share some similarities, they are very different in their operation and ways of working. Mastodon is the place to be if you want to leave Twitter, or simply to discover something new.

Many things are similar, but they can also be very different.

Many of Mastodon’s features, layout, and design (especially in its iOS or Android apps), will be familiar to current Twitter users. However, they may use slightly different language. You can follow other people, make short posts (with a limit of 500 characters), upload images or videos, favorite and repost others’ posts, and so forth.

Mastodon is a completely different platform. The sign-up process can be confusing for new users. It’s not as easy as opening an app or a webpage, setting up a username/password, and then choosing a server to host your Mastodon account.

Don’t panic! You don’t need any technical knowledge to sign up. However, you will have to follow some steps to create an account. Also, you might have to be patient as many servers are under strain due to the increased number of users.

To sign up for servers, go to this website.

Next, choose a server. You can choose from general-interest servers, such as mastodon. world, or regional servers, such as soba. social. Some servers are aimed at all interests. However, many servers review sign-ups before they approve them.

Also, you’ll need to decide how to access Mastodon. If you have a smartphone, I recommend the iOS or Android apps. However, there are many free and paid apps. You can also access Mastodon online via the server you have signed up for.

Making friends

One of the most difficult aspects of joining Mastodon for me was discovering and connecting with people I already know. This is partly because Mastodon doesn’t automatically suggest who to follow. There’s no way to scan your contacts for people you don’t know. You may also not know which Mastodon users you’re following on social media networks, or what their handle is if they are.

Mastodon is similar to Twitter in that you can use hashtags to find topics and people (#TwitterMigration is a popular option for new users). Twitodon is one of the tools that you can use to locate Twitter friends on Mastodon. I’ve mostly used the manual route of searching Twitter for “Mastodon”, to find people I follow that have Mastodon usernames.

It’s tempting to see my virtual and real friends on Mastodon. But this can be difficult. No matter what server they use, any Mastodon user can be followed. However, it is not possible to see who your friends are following or who they are following if they happen to be using the same server. You can also see the complete list of people who are following you if they have an account hosted on your server. Rochko said that he is looking at ways to improve the experience.

Once you have settled in with a server, and a few people to follow you will want to start reading others’ posts and writing your own. There are subtle differences between Twitter and other social networks. You’ll notice subtle differences in Twitter, such as the way users’ updates are sorted chronologically and not algorithmically, like Twitter or many other social media networks.

Mastodon doesn’t have a quote-tweet function like Twitter. This allows you to repost other users’ posts and add your thoughts. You can copy and paste a link from another user’s post into your post and add your comments. However, anyone who sees your post will need to click the link to get to the point.

These differences are not bad and some may even be beneficial. It can make Mastodon’s posting feel less reactive than Twitter. This is great news for anyone who is easily triggered by others’ social media posts. Many people who are trying Mastodon seem open to a new experience.

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