Twitter substitute ‘Mastodon’ gains popularity

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Many devoted Twitter users abandoned the social media platform as a result of the mess that ensued after billionaire Elon Musk took control of the platform. Jack Dorsey’s BlueSky and Mastodon are just two of the many substitutes that have subsequently emerged and garnered popularity.

Mastodon has not gained popularity in part because of technical issues with the software, ambiguity about how it should be used, and the tiny number of users who joined the network. Around 70,000 users left Twitter for it.

Even though the platform’s performance has significantly improved over the past year, and many of its technical issues have been resolved, many users still find it challenging to navigate and frequently leave the platform because there aren’t any well-known celebrities or personalities there.

Several websites known as servers or instances are hosted by the platform and provide content directly on Mastodon. You can choose to join several servers based on your interests, including politics when you sign up.

You can communicate with other community members and browse information made around the common interest if you are a member of the community. Every server has its own set of regulations, and some of them are added to your username, for example

Anyone can create a server or instance, operate it, and manage the content on it, and this type of server or instance is referred to as a “federated one” by Mastodon. All of the sites together make up Fediverse, which will be listed under “federated timeline.”

Even though it initially launched in 2016, Mastodon has tragically lost a lot of its vigor. The platform only gained popularity after Musk bought Twitter.

More individuals will be enticed to switch if the software is improved, made simpler, and shown more appreciation, especially in light of Twitter’s criticism of its users.