With Twitter in chaos, Mastodon is on fire

CNN (11/05/2022)
  • Growing uncertainty surrounding Twitter’s future under Elon Musk has pushed more people to alternatives like Mastodon.
  • Launched in 2016 as a non-profit, Mastodon is also a microblogging social network (500 character limit per post) where users sign-up by joining specific servers.
  • While Mastodon users can follow each other regardless of server, it’s harder to find and follow new people.
  • And while Mastodon has recently gained hundreds of thousands of new users, it’s active user base (655K) remains tiny compared to Twitter’s (238M).