Mastodon surges past 2 million users as Elon Musk ruins Twitter
The platform is up to 2.5 million active users from just 300,000 a couple months ago.
As Twitter users become increasingly annoyed, decentralized social platform Mastodon has seen a surge in users.
This comes as Elon Musk has taken over Twitter and pushed some questionable new rules and regulations on the platform.
One of the strangest, as Rochko notes, is banning links to other social platforms and suspending the Mastodon Twitter account.
But that’s not stopping people from abandoning Twitter in favor of the decentralized social platform.
Decentralization is what sets Mastodon apart from other social platforms. Users who create a Mastodon account choose a specific server to join.
That server is managed and moderated by an individual or group of people. And moderators generally organize each server around specific topics or interests.
Once you join a server, you can interact with or follow any Mastodon users, no matter which server they’re on.
Mastodon is the latest social platform to see a surge in users, thanks mainly to the chaos currently surrounding Twitter.
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