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zombie_berkman wrote

ive seen mastodon mentioned before but i still dont really get it. give me an elevator pitch

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ZeWord wrote (edited )

To (try to) put it simply, it's like Twitter but instead of being a centralised platform controlled by a private company, it's a set of open protocols and free software that allows anyone (with some tech skills and a server) to run a node of the network. Every node handles their own moderation, including choosing what other nodes they don't want to federate with. As a user, you can make posts, and follow and message people on any node (your main timeline is composed of the latest posts of users you follow across the whole network, sans algorithm).

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zombie_berkman wrote

No I understand the technical stuff, what do you do with it? Post dank maymays, post selfless, what? Like I don't understand what you do with it

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ZeWord wrote (edited )

I asked the question on Mastodon for you, so you've got a range of answers.

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zombie_berkman wrote

I signed up for it but I still don't really understand what im doing. I guess I just don't "get" social networks. Technically I signed to twice because the first time I used guerilla mail and didn't realize I needed the email to login