Mastodon

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Back to the future: how Mastodon is restoring the lost art of online conversation | John Naughton
The new social network with its interconnected ‘fediverse’ is a welcome alternative to blustering rival Twitter and Elon Musk

John Naughton

21, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Elon Musk drove more than a million people to Mastodon – but many aren’t sticking around
More than 130,000 people were joining the new independent social media network a day in November. So why hasn’t it taken off?

Josh Nicholas

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Mastodon founder says investors lining up since Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover
Eugen Rochko has ‘offers of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ from Silicon Valley private equity firms

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

28, Dec, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Firefox and Tumblr join rush to support Mastodon social network
Elon Musk admits banning links to Twitter rival was a mistake

Alex Hern

21, Dec, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Masochism drove me to Mastodon. At first I felt high – but the comedown was brutal | Michael Sun
The more I scroll, the more a pang of longing blooms within me for the unbridled insanity of Twitter

Michael Sun

08, Dec, 2022 @1:23 AM

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‘Could this be Twitter without the toxic slurry?’ My week on Mastodon
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has left many users wondering if they should join its rival, which promises a ‘different kind of social media experience’. But how different is it? I decided to find out

Zoe Williams

16, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UK Treasury joins chat app Discord and is met with torrent of abuse
Users on gamer-focused platform manage to respond to posts despite government blocking all comments

Alex Hern UK technology editor

15, Nov, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Joining the herd: what’s it like moving from Twitter to Mastodon?
Users fleeing Elon Musk’s takeover will find themselves in a different world – quixotic, communal and defiantly democratic

Alex Hern

12, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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For all our whingeing, Twitter was special. Mastodon could never compare | Sarah Manavis
Elon Musk’s takeover has seen an estimated million users leave the site. But was it already past its prime, asks technology writer Sarah Manavis

Sarah Manavis

09, Nov, 2022 @4:39 PM

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TechScape: How to quit Twitter – and where to go instead
Elon Musk’s chaotic first week as chief twit has crystallised fears that the site is in a death spiral. Here’s a handy guide to other platforms – from a Slack-style chatroom to the anti-Twitter

Alex Hern

08, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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What is Mastodon, the social network users are leaving Twitter for? Everything you need to know
Verification is free, toots are twice as long as tweets – but you might find it hard to replace your Twitter follower list. Here’s how to use it, find a server to join and navigate the fediverse

Josh Taylor

08, Nov, 2022 @3:57 AM

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Mastodon gained 70,000 users after Musk’s Twitter takeover. I joined them
The platform is home to a devoted base of left-leaning communities – and no one billionaire can control it

Wilfred Chan in New York

02, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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