Today, I decided to create a Mastodon account. Not sure how active I’ll be on it, but nonetheless I’m willing to give it a fair try.
If you’re unsure what Mastodon is, or want to make your own account, click here.
For the record I have not touched Twitter in years, and when I did it was back when it still had the text-to-tweet feature implemented. I’d occasionally text random thoughts that came to my mind to my Twitter, but never used it beyond that. I plan on using Mastadon more as a feed where I can keep up to date with those I choose to follow, and post updates about my site, music, etc.
If you are a current user of Twitter (or any other social media platform) maybe you too could take the plunge into the fediverse. For my account, I chose the Fosstodon instance. Of course, you may want to create yours on a different instance, or even host your own. If I find that I enjoy Mastadon, I will most certainly be supporting the instance maintainers.
(as of writing this, it seems that the @joinmastodon Twitter account has been suspended? Not sure exactly why or what this implies. I may possibly add edits in if anything else about this is noteworthy enough to add. it will be explicitly noted as such.)
EDIT: It’s the next day, and it seems that Twitter has been banning/suspending any accounts who’ve been reporting on Twitter/Elon. On top of that, Twitter won’t allow you to post Mastodon or Pixelfed links. A lot of people are justifiably migrating from Twitter to Mastodon. There’s definitely much more to all this, but for the sake of keeping it short, this is all I’ll add.
EDIT 2: If you find you are having trouble finding an instance (there are a lot) you can use this site to help you choose one. You can search by name, filters, etc. Hope this helps!