The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Mastodon is a social network built on open source software and web standards of interoperability, with a rich app ecosystem, robust anti-abuse tools, and over a million users!
Many communities with different flavors, but connected via ActivityPub federationCons:
Mastodon development is very active, and Eugen (@Gargron@mastodon.social) is incredibly responsive to the community. Whether you're spinning up your own instance or joining a community you're interested in, it's a fun place to have real conversations.Ben has used this product for one year.
The software product that gave me the most joy in 2017Cons:
Not enough people I know in real life are on it yet
I dumped Facebook in ~2013, and I don't tweet (I do reply there for people I know). Whatever fleeting thoughts I feel like sharing with the universe, I send through Mastodon. I'd been waiting for a federated, non-commercial social network since maybe 2008, and I finally found one with some traction in April of last year. Mastodon was my personal Product of the Year. Get on it.Dustin Keitel has used this product for one year.