Mastodon, a decentralized social media platform that many are turning to to replace Twitter, has seen its user base skyrocket from around 300,000 monthly active users to 2.5 million in the past year. period from October to November, CEO, founder and lead developer of Mastodon Eugen Rochko said in a new blog post. Elon Musk officially took over Twitter in end of octoberwhich means that Mastodon’s massive user jump almost directly follows Musk’s new ownership.
Rochko’s post also addresses Twitter’s now-reversed bans on share link to Mastodon, many journalistsand @joinmatodon account it follows itself ban still in effect for @ElonJet. “This is a stark reminder that centralized platforms can impose arbitrary and unfair limits on what you can and cannot say while holding the social graph,” says Rochko. mine as a hostage”. “At Mastodon, we believe that there should be no middleman between you and your audience and that journalists and government organizations in particular should not have to rely on a private platform to reach the public. “
However, Rochko seems confident in Mastodon’s future. “Understanding that a free press is essential to a functioning democracy, we are pleased to see Mastodon grow and become a household name in newsrooms around the world, and we is committed to continuing to improve its software to face the new challenges that come with rapid growth and growing demand,” he wrote.