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Mastodon is an open source federated micro-blogging platform.

The Mastodon documentation site https://docs.joinmastodon.org/ covers what a microblog and federation are:

Similar to how blogging is the act of publishing updates to a website, microblogging is the act of publishing small updates to a stream of updates on your profile. You can publish text posts and optionally attach media such as pictures, audio, video, or polls. Mastodon lets you follow friends and discover new ones.

Federation is a form of decentralization. Instead of a single central service that all people use, there are multiple services, that any number of people can use.

The About statement on the Patreon from the main developer Gargron is also a good description:

I'm working on Mastodon, a free, open-source social network server based on open web protocols like ActivityPub and OStatus. The social focus of the project is a viable decentralized alternative to commercial social media silos that returns the control of the content distribution channels to the people. The technical focus of the project is a good user interface, a clean REST API for 3rd party apps and robust anti-abuse tools.

The entire network is like an unlimited number of different Twitter websites, users of which can follow each other and interact regardless of which Twitter website exactly they are on. This has obvious benefits as there is no single company that has a monopoly.

Mastodon is a [[social network]] and a part of [[fediverse]] running [[activity pub]].

[[2022-10-28]] I migrated to this account:. Feel free to follow. => https://merveilles.town/@bouncepaw

I previously used a [[different one]], from [[2022-03-05]].

= Links => https://github.com/blackle/mastodon-data-viewer.py

A viewer for mastodon data written in python. It creates a local server that you can use to browse the data. Designed for large (>40,000) toot archives.

=> https://gilest.org/mastodon.html | How Mastodon is different Everyone knows it.

= Mastodon Archive

Me: How easy is it to make a program that fetches my toots and threads I participate in? Maybe a program like that exists already? #programming Me: Workflow like: run the program and update the database (?) of fetched toots [[Schröder]]: @bouncepaw https://alexschroeder.ch/cgit/mastodon-archive/about/ could be it?

Taking a look.

=> https://alexschroeder.ch/cgit/mastodon-archive/about/

This tool allows you to make an archive of your statuses, your favourites and the media in both your statuses and your favourites. From this archive, you can generate a simple text file, or a HTML file with or without media.

Seems to be a perfect fit!

= Brutaldon Brutaldon is a brutalist front-end for Mastodon. I once used it and here's what I said back then:. The original toots are long gone.

//[[2022-04-11]] 21:21 UTC// Пишу это с BRUTALDON. А он мягкий такой, приятный. Этот туут уже пишу из w3m. Почему-то он плохо кириллицу отображает. По всей видимости, это косяк BRUTALDON. На другом сайте нормально кириллица выглядит. BRUTALDON кодирует кириллицу через HTML entities, а w3m это не понимает! Интересно. Непонятно, зачем так делать, если BRUTALDON отдаёт ответы в уникоде всё равно.

= Lack of markup [[2022-04-24]] @jonny@social.coop

mastodon should have markdown !/

Pleroma has it AFAIK. I'm so glad Mastodon has no markup other than hashtags, mentions and bare links


why's that?

Because lack of markup forces people to not write text that needs markup


i think we might see this one differently, I am more about giving people tools to do whatever they want (and then being able to turn it off if you dont like it and still hang out)

That's what other Fediverse networks are for! They offer advanced markup capabilities, and I am totally fine with it. But here on Mastodon, I like the way it is. The only feature I miss is quote boosts.

An open source social network that is federated: anyone can run a home server, and each server forms a different community which can have unique rules and features.


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