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Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly.

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What sets Mastodon apart

  • Timelines are chronological
  • Public timelines
  • 500 characters per post
  • GIFV sets and short videos
  • Granular, per-post privacy settings
  • Rich block and muting tools
  • Ethical design: no ads, no tracking
  • Open API for apps and services

What is mastodon.me.uk?

A Mastodon/OSocial server for users in the UK. Originally intended for the tech community, but open to anyone! As this is a volunteer-run server maintained by @floppy, users are required to abide by the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct - if you don't like it, there are plenty of other instances you can use.