What is Mastodon?
Mastodon is both a free microblogging software, and a decentralized social network, created in 2016, which publishes messages called “pouets” (or toots in other languages including English). It is a decentralized alternative to commercial platforms. Mastodon avoids the risks associated with a centralized monopoly on your communications. Take a server you trust: whatever you choose you can interact with everyone. Installing your own instance of Mastodon is possible and allows you to participate in the social network.
This way, Mastodon gives you:
- your own domain, your own land on Internet
- define your rules, your content
- your maketting
- a trustable place for your community
You have 2 choices:
- Use the shared instance, https://mastodon.indie.host with all Passes.
- Get your own instance with the IndiePacks - social.mycommunity.org activity.mycorporation.com
- Total interoperability with all existing free networks (GNU social and all OStatus platforms).
- Real-time view of user updates. The people you follow appear in real time in the interface via WebSockets
- If someone you follow responds to an unknown user of the server, the server retrieves the entire thread so that you can view it without leaving the user interface.
- You can include images, videos and sounds to your poets.