Since Elon Musk assumed the twitter, many people began to look for alternatives to the social network. O mastodon, as expected, became a natural option due to the similarities in operation. Fortunately, all of this has turned into good news for the new platform, which has reached over two million active users in recent months.
All this confusion generated by the billionaire is paying off for Twitter’s neighbors.
This is what Eugen Rochko, founder and CEO of Mastodon, shows. In a note released this Tuesday (20), the person responsible for the platform reported that the social network rose to 2.5 million active users between October and November.
Before, the mark was approximately 300,000 monthly active users.
Rochko also highlighted the profile of this expansion. New users include journalists, political figures, writers, actors and organizations.
“Understanding that freedom of the press is absolutely essential to a functioning democracy, we are excited to see Mastodon grow to become a household name in newsrooms around the world, and we are committed to continuing to improve our software to meet the new challenges that arise. with rapid growth and increasing demand”, stated🇧🇷
Mastodon had his profile suspended on Twitter
The publication of the result is not in vain.
Last week, Mastodon’s official profile was suspended from Twitter.after one more twist involving Elon Musk🇧🇷 Not even the tweets with links that led to the neighboring platform escaped: when publishing them, users received a warning that the address was “potentially harmful”.
In today’s speech, the CEO recalled the episode. According to the statement, the profile @joinmastodon was suspended from Twitter after they published a link to the account @ElonJet on Mastodon.
If you are not aware, the channel periodically publishes the position of Elon Musk’s jet, what has irritated the executive for a long time🇧🇷
But this was not the only problem of last week. Profiles of journalists from CNN🇧🇷 New York Times and washington postin addition to other press professionals, were similarly banned for bringing up the subject.
Faced with this fact, Rochko defended decentralized platforms. For him, this system prevents the imposition of “arbitrary and unfair limits” on what can be published.
He also recalled that Mastodon, with its free and open source software, allows “anyone” to run a social network on their own infrastructure, “completely under their own control”, and without isolating themselves in the world.
“Not only does this allow organizations like the German government or the European Commission to run their own Mastodon servers where they post important information that is distributed to thousands of their followers on many different Mastodon servers, it also gives you the freedom to choose a social network media provider in the same way you would choose a phone, internet or email provider, and switch from one to the other, keeping your following”, he concluded.
Mastodon, it is worth noting, did not come about with the purchase of Twitter.
The platform appeared in 2016, and became an alternative for those who wanted a microblogging service. However, the social network remained focused on specific audiences, including privacy advocates, until Elon Musk spent $44 billion in debt🇧🇷
But this is not the only social network to gain the spotlight.
Besides Mastodon, the Brazilians ran after Koo. The demand was so great that the Indian social network, which also bears many similarities to Elon Musk’s platform, created an account in Portuguese for Brazil.
O The Verge reminded of other services that have surfaced since then. Among them are Hive and Post, which, honestly, I only got to know today.
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