Mastodon explained: What it is and how it’s different from Twitter
A not so new social network is currently trending on Twitter in India. Users are tweeting about moving to different social network called ‘Mastodon’ with features and interface similar to Twitter’s.
emerged from people complaining about Twitter banning Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde’s account. Hegde who announced he’s moving to Mastodon soon led an army of Twitter users joining the social network. People are also arguing that Mastodon is a better alternative to Twitter and the former has stricter moderating rules. If you’ve been wondering what Mastodon is all about and how to get on the ‘trending’ social network.
Mastodon is an open social network for users globally. It was created by Eugene Rochko in 2016 and it currently has over 2.2 million registered users. Its features and user interface are similar to that of Twitter’s. On Mastodon users can share ‘toots’ with photos and videos, follow other users, DM people, make favourites and create lists. The UI of Mastodon is also like Twitter’s where you have the feed on the home page.