Author: Cliff

Admin: || Customer Support Manager: Nova Launcher || Engage Team: Branch Metrics || I've been playing video games since the early 70's. ColecoVision and the Commodore 64 are my jams! I love all things tech and all things that go BEEP! If it's tech related in any way, you can count me in as far as being interested.

I’ve been using Gmail forever. As in, prior to it ever going public. Back when you had to have an invite to get in. Luckily, I knew someone that had gotten in via a Google employee, and they were able to invite me very early on as well. It’s done what I’ve wanted and needed it to do. But now, I’m leaving it behind for greener pastures.

I’ve often been asked over the years, how did you get interested in tech? Since I was just asked yesterday by someone, I decided what better way to answer that question than with a blog post.

Mastodon was founded in 2016 by German software developer Eugen Rochko. Unlike Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or most any other social media site, Mastodon is a nonprofit, meaning that it’s not owned or run by one individual or an individual company like the sites listed above.

Mastodon has gained a lot of traction over the past 2 – 3 months alone due to Elon Musk taking over Twitter and really stirring things up. I won’t get into any of that here as that’s not what this article is about.