Mastodon is free and open-source software for running self-hosted social networking services.

Mastodon was created by Eugen Rochko and announced on Hacker News in October 2016.

It has microblogging features similar to the Twitter service, which are offered by a large number of independently run nodes, known as instances, each with its own code of conduct, terms of service, privacy policy, privacy options, and moderation policies.

Messages posted using Mastadon were formerly known as "toots", although they are now simply called "posts".

A spike in Mastodon's user participation occurred in April 2022, following the 25 April announcement of Elon Musk purchasing Twitter. By 27 April, 30,000 new users had joined Mastodon.

As of December 16th the official Mastodon Twitter account, as well as some links to Mastodon are banned.

Mastodon is crowdfunded and does not contain ads; as of November 2022, it was supported by just 3,500 people.

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