Is Mastodon a new Twitter?

What is Mastodon

Mastodon is a microblogging network, it is not controlled by a company or a server, it works through a decentralized federation of servers. The network is open source and we can access it on GitHub, where it is hosted so that anyone can access it.

Mastodon does not use a single server, it consists of several, and it is fast in terms of loading both the network and the application. The user has the option to create a community or instance. In addition, if you don’t want to do that, you can join one of the many available.

The first thing to start using Mastodon is to register with a short registration, when we say concise, that is, it won’t ask for much information about us. There will be four fields you must fill out to register with the site/app, including your username.

Are there some rules?

In all communities or instances, certain standards are created, If the user does not comply with any of them, the administrator can block the account or even the user. But in addition, the Mastodon social network has minimum standards, such as xenophobic, racist, sexist messages and child pornography.

How it works

Toots are so-called messages on Mastodon, unlike tweets on Twitter, you can enter a maximum of 500 characters.

In Mastodon they also took into account interactions, so just like on Twitter you can mention someone. To make such a toot, just insert an @ and select the user you want to mention. With previous experience on Twitter, you will know how to do it right, and if you don’t, you will see that it is a very simple process and a good way to keep users on this social network.

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