Last updated 1/25/2023
The Fediverse is more than Mastodon. Let’s get that straight away. Mastodon is just the most popular right now, because of the Twitter exodus.
There are lots of other fediverse platforms that are neat in their own right. And best of all, because of activitypub they all talk to each other!
What’s The Fediverse?
The Fediverse is the vast array of servers that communicate via the ActivityPub or OStatus protocols. (Generally speaking, unless you’re making or editing software to interact with the fediverse, you don’t need to know what those are.) There are lots of different kinds of server software on the fediverse, like Pixelfed, Pleroma, Misskey, or WriteFreely.Fediverse.Info
- Great Video – What Is Mastodon
- Tom Merritt’s Article On The Basics Of Mastodon
- A good guide on Mastodon
- Top 10 Tips For Mastodon
- A directory to help you find interesting people in the Fediverse
- Another Great Primer On Moving From Twitter to Mastodon
- The Twitter Migration is Real and Viable Thanks to Mastodon
- Great Explainer On Mastodon From The NYTimes
- Mastodon: What you need to know for your security and privacy
- Migrating From Twitter to Mastodon
- Is the fediverse about to get Fryed? (Or, “Why every toot is also a potential denial of service attack”)
- Sharing advice and assisting with the great Mastodon migration
- Why Mastodon Search Seems So Unclear and How Mastodon Search Works
- Great Post On How The Fediverse Is Bigger Than Mastodon
- Video on Youtube by Joanna Stern of WSJ About Mastodon
- Great Post About Etiquette On Mastodon
- Filters Are Your Friend on Mastodon
- Ditching Twitter? How to get started with Mastodon
- Mastodon Servers for Journalists
- Twitter users who are fleeing to the social media platform Mastodon are finding it to be a different animal.
- Grow Your Own Services –> How to self host your online life
- How to get your Wix website verified on Mastodon
- Geared for SEOs, but great info
- Home Innovation Social Media Mastodon isn’t Twitter but it’s glorious
- Journalists want to recreate Twitter on Mastodon. Mastodon is not into it.
- Mastodon Help
- Good Post On How To Think And Navigate Mastodon“
- Wired: How To Get Started With Mastodon
- Doc Pop On How WordPress Can Be Part Of The Fediverse With ActivityPub
- Get verified on Mastodon with your website
- The Fediverse Could Be Awesome (if we don’t screw it up)
- Some thoughts on Mastodon – Seth Godin
- Find The Right Instance For You
- Can Mastodon be a reasonable Twitter substitute for journalists?
- The Markup’s Take On The Fediverse
- Github Wiki On How To Use Mastodon
- How To CW On The Fediverse
- Simple Verification For Mastodon ON WordPress (Plugin)
- WordPress Community on Mastodon (wptoots.social)
- How secure a Twitter replacement is Mastodon? Let us count the ways
- I signed up for Mastodon to see what the big fuss was about: Nyasha’s journey to Mastodon
- I Was Wrong About Mastodon
- On Joining Mastodon
- The Good News and Bad News about Mastodon for Creators [and How To Get Started]
- A guide to getting started with Twitter alternative Mastodon
- How We Verified Ourselves on Mastodon — and How You Can Too
- WordPress Should Embrace the Fediverse
Twitter People on Mastodon
If you have questions about Mastodon or the Fediverse as a whole, you can find me on Masto.ai or my own little instance Socl.bz. I’m always willing to help!
Some good instances to check out:
- Masto.ai – General instance
- Fosstodon.org – Talking about Free Open Source Software and everything else too
- Astrodon.social – Talking about Astronomy
- SEOCommunity.social – Talking about, you guessed it, Search Engine Optimization Topics
- Jawns.Club – Philadelphia-centric instance.
These are just some off the top of my head. There are tons more.