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Hi, everyone! Welcome to my first post on AllThingsTech!

I’m Sam, and I’m a fresh-out-of-college tech guy, ready to give you a little glimpse into my thoughts on the world of technology.

My name is Jason, a 40-something-year-old living in Katy, TX, with a dog and two cats. 

I was born in Texas and have lived here my entire life. I moved to the Katy area about 5 years ago. I love the area.

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.

Now that you’re here, you’re likely wondering, what exactly is as far as a site, a Mastodon instance and beyond? Today, I hope to give you at least a brief explanation of what I feel is and what I hope it becomes.