How is Mastodon the new open source twitter

Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly.

What is the difference with twitter

  • Twitter display message like he wants while Mastodon show them chronologicaly.
  • You have no ads on Mastodon
  • You have many instances on Mastodon. You can register where you like and you can communicate with the whole network. Like email
  • You can see the local timeline (all messages of your site) and the federated timeline (all messages of all instances)
  • Mastodon is free : Everyone can install it. It doesn’t belong to a company.
  • You can write up to 500 characters on Mastodon while it is still limited to 140 on twitter.
  • Mastodon use ostatus protocol. That means that you can communicate with other app like Gnusocial or others.

If you want to follow me : Just search for my ID kris@gnusocial.ch

If you want to register a new account, loot at the instance directory