Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community (by tootsuite)


Basic Mastodon repo stats
6 days ago

tootsuite/mastodon is an open source project licensed under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Mastodon alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Mastodon has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-16.
  • This is so fucked up... They're trying to confuse the population. First gme is trending rapidly yesterday and now..... It's like it never happened everyone on twitter has no idea!!! | 2021-04-17
    Mastodon is a good alt.
  • Twitter is down...but at least we know what comes after twitter | 2021-04-17
    Sorry, not the band. The social. back for me too
  • Facebook does not like the Unemployed, banning the largest Unemployment Facebook page without apparent reason. Many of us were relying on information from that page. We are all moving from Facebook to the Twitter channel to stay updated | 2021-04-10
    There should also be an instance on Mastodon just in case Twitter pulls the same shit.
  • [HIRING] Initial design of website mascot ~$200 USD
    Mastodon social network mascot, visible in the documentation on this page (scroll down).
  • New Mexico Abolishes Qualified Immunity | 2021-04-08
  • How do I post something to the decentralized network?
    You need an account on an instance (a server) of software that uses the ActivityPub protocol. The most popular pieces of software for this task right now are Mastodon and Pleroma. You can either join an instance that has open registrations or a start your own instance. I'd suggest joining a Mastodon instance for now. Once you do that, your posts will be a part of the Fediverse.
  • Decentralized Social Media that cannot be regulated
    Mastodon is a good choice too
  • Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying | 2021-04-01
  • Potential concern about alternative currency being taken over by the establishment | 2021-03-25
  • Роскомнадзор предложил спрашивать паспортные данные при регистрации в соцсетях — с проверкой через Госуслуги — Подсайт Жизнь – для тем по касательной на DTF
  • hope this hasn't been posted yet | 2021-03-19
    Today, we have decentralized social networks like Mastadon that keep user accounts persistent across decentralized instances. The only reason online games are kept on centralized servers is so publishers can have full control over their IP. It also allows them to force people to throw down $60 a year for the latest game in a franchise when they shut down the servers for last years iteration.
  • Can we Codepen and Github as characters for all the nerds out here? (sort of a composite character of the bigger instances and general vibe of the masto fediverse)
  • Kat's Mastodon Quickstart for Twitter Users | 2021-03-16
    You want to take more time to make a more informed choice:
  • For the love of liberty and anarchy please get onto encrypted comms! | 2021-03-15
    twitter -> Mastodon
  • GOP pushes bills to allow social media 'censorship' lawsuits
    Mastodon (Website | Wikipedia)