Venturing onto the Mastodon Social Media Channel
Here’s what you need to know
With the& recent chaos on social media—specifically, Twitter—it's natural for association professionals to start looking for a new homestead.
While a few networks have emerged as potential options—including Post News, Hive Social a throwback like Tumblr, or even a retreat into LinkedIn—the one that seems to be pulling ahead is Mastodon, a social network driven by self-hosted “federated” servers that talk to one another in a loosely organized setup called the fediverse. (Mastodon is just one app that supports the fediverse, but it’s by far the most prominent.)
Before Elon Musk purchased Twitter, Mastodon was seen as something of a niche alternative to other social networks, built on open protocols and out of the mainstream. That has shifted in recent months, as millions of people have made their way to Mastodon.
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