Browsing: Mastodon

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.