More than two million users have flocked to Mastodon since Elon Musk took over Twitter


Mastodon, a decentralized social media platform that many are turning to as a Twitter alternative, saw its userbase skyrocket from about 300,000 monthly active users to 2.5 million between October and November, Mastodon’s CEO, founder, and lead developer Eugen Rochko said in a new blog post. Elon Musk officially took over Twitter in late October, meaning Mastodon’s huge jump in users almost directly followed Musk’s new ownership.

Rochko’s post also addressed Twitter’s now-reversed bans on sharing links to Mastodon, many journalists, and the @joinmastodon account itself following the still-in-place ban on @ElonJet. “This is a stark reminder that centralized platforms can impose arbitrary and unfair limits on what you can and can’t say while holding your social graph hostage,” Rochko said. “At Mastodon, we believe that there doesn’t have to be a middleman between you and your audience and that journalists and government institutions especially should not have to rely on a private platform to reach the public.”

Rochko, however, sounds confident in Mastodon’s future. “Understanding that freedom of the press is absolutely essential for a functional democracy, we are excited to see Mastodon grow and become a household name in newsrooms across the world, and we are committed to continuing to improve our software to face up to new challenges that come with rapid growth and increasing demand,” he wrote.



Source link: https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/20/23518325/mastodon-monthly-active-users-twitter-elon-musk

Sponsors

spot_img

Latest

“She’s a very strong woman”

© Al Bello / Staff Getty Images Sport Friendship beyond any rivalry, or beyond any pain and drama: the rain tried to stop...

Elon Musk reveals xAI efforts, predicts full AGI by 2029

Head over to our on-demand library to view sessions from VB Transform 2023. Register Here Elon Musk doesn’t want AI to replace humanity, rather...

Tips for Hiring a Contractor

For years, one of my most often asked questions is, “How do you find a good contractor?” There’s so much to it that...

Kyle Lowry expected to sign with Sixers, finally come home

Kyle Lowry expected to sign with Sixers, finally come home originally appeared on NBC Sports PhiladelphiaWASHINGTON — Philly kid Kyle Lowry is set to...

Sam Allardyce ‘shocked’ to become Leeds manager as he gives first interview to talkSPORT

New Leeds United manager Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT he was shocked to get the call, but took no time at all to...