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Don't Tweet, Toot: Understanding Mastodon and the Federated Social Network

Don't Tweet, Toot: Understanding Mastodon and the Federated Social Network

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General overviews of Mastodon

Mastodon instances

A few instances of interest:

Mobile apps for Mastodon

  • iOS: Amaroq (I use this and it's great!)
  • Android: Tusky

Mastodon API

Mastodon has an API, which looks sorta like the Twitter API. (This is in addition to Mastodon's support for OStatus.)

Similar networks

Other federated/distributed/peer-to-peer social networking systems:

etc.

Relevant protocols

Running your own Mastodon instance

Mastodon is a Ruby on Rails application and you can run it on your own server!

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abhijithb21 commented Jul 30, 2018

Please mention Tooter - a client for Sailfish OS. I have the link in my fork - https://gist.github.com/abhijithb21/eb4866eaaf42fecb8b3346db691ffdc8 .

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arunsathiya commented Aug 19, 2018

Excellent write-up! Just a heads up that the link for Napster seems to be wrong - it's pointing to SMTP right now.

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