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As promised, here is my #thread on #Mastodon on popular demand.

I am trying my best to talk on layman language, avoiding too much of technical jargons, so that I can tell you what is this new social media service, how to join, choice of apps, etc.
First thing you should know that #mastodon is a decentralized social media platform.

That is the fundamental difference between of it from #twitter or #facebook.

A decentralized network, which means there is no central group with all of the power.

So here it is #fediverse
#mastodon isn’t just a website, it is a federation.

There are thousands, of small communities that live within the Mastodon system.

Each one is independent and unique, but they can all talk to one another.

These communities are called "INSTANCES".
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Vous avez entendu parler de #Mastodon mais vous ne savez pas exactement ce que c’est ? Vous voulez vous inscrire mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? Vous vous êtes inscrit·e mais ne comprenez rien ?
Pas de panique ! On va tout vous expliquer. Suivez le guide ⬇️ Le logotype de Mastodon.
Alors, avant tout autre chose, c’est quoi Mastodon ?
Mastodon est un média social similaire à Twitter. Comme sur ce dernier, vous pouvez poster de courts messages, partager les messages d’autres personnes, vous abonner à leur compte, etc.
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And it is indeed a mere coincidence that I spent the last days looking at alternative social networks that are federated and decentralised, and all based on open source software. The following tweets describe a few of my impressions.
#Mastodon is a very friendly community that is remotely based on the old StatusNet open-source software. Does anyone remember Identica? You choose a server to create an account on, and can follow people from all connected (federated) instances.
You have fine-grained, but very concise control over where each post goes. Each post has a limit of 500 characters, and you can add a content warning, which will be the only thing initially displayed if you do. You can then choose to read the rest or not.
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