Switching to Mastodon - #DeleteFacebook


I hope everyone is aware of the Facebook-Analytica issue happened 2 weeks ago. We have been always into discussions on alternatives such as Diaspora, Scuttlebutt, Mastodon, etc. Issues like this remind us of the need for the building a strong alternative network parallel while we gather the mass and address them through Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let’s strengthen the alternatives and take this to the people exactly at the time when they look for it. Many of us here are already there in Mastodon and we need a lot more to get involved. Join an Instance in the Fediverse.

My Handle - @balogic@mastodon.social

Share your handles here so that we could connect with each other there :slight_smile:


I’ve been running a self-hosted instance of GNU Social (inter-operates with Mastodon) for more than 2 years now.

Handle: arunisaac@social.systemreboot.net
Profile Page: https://social.systemreboot.net/arunisaac


Handle: @prashere@mastodon.social
Profile Page: https://mastodon.social/@prashere

By the way, I wrote an article on Fediverse in Tamil and got published in Kaniyam Magazine.


When we say #Switch to Mastodon, it is also important to talk about #Federation, #Decentralization, Self Hosting along with it. Otherwise, it repeats one of the purpose for which we are switching. There are various #Mastodon instances that we can join relating to our interest and the community that we can pitch in.

Failing to do so, will repeat the “One Down, All Fall” scenario within the #Alternatives too. This has recently happened with #Matrix and our entire community in #Riot went down for a day.

So the next time, when someone talk about switching to Mastodon to a #Beginner talk about the availability of various instances and make her choose one.


Also when we talk about fediverse, let us also not restrict ourselves only with one project like mastodon. there are other projects too. The goal of federation and decentralization is to put us back in control of our digital lives and data while also the freedom to choose from diverse projects to get into fediverse.

Therefore, instead of sharing https://instances.social I would share https://the-federation.info which gives a much larger picture.


by the way, Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) has also launched a pleroma instance to join fediverse and can be accessed at https://fsmi.social and from Pondicherry we have been running a pleroma instance https://connect.fshm.in :heart_eyes:


My handle @agnelvishal@fosstodon.org


My id @tshrinivasan@mastodon.social