Tag: mastodon

Compounding Optimism

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #370. This summer has been busy as I’ve been coaching my son’s volleyball team, heading away for work, and renovating our garage. As a result, issues of DL have been spotty over the last month. I’m going to step away from the newsletter and disconnect for the remainder of the…

Is Philly Twitter moving to Mastodon?

Is Philly Twitter moving to Mastodon? (Technical.ly Philly)

Mastodon is a distributed social network, reminiscent of Twitter, but without ads or Nazis. Here’s why 100 Philly tweeters set up shop in a local “instance” called Jawns.club.

Mastodon is a distributed social network created in October 2016 that was built on the premise of creating independently run small communities that can talk to each other, rather than a single, endless stream of triggering horrors. It’s a microblogging platform that you can think of as Twitter without the ads. Tweets here are “toots,” in keeping with the Mastodon…