If you had to use a simple, verb-centric sentence to describe Mastodon, what would it be?
@Gargron From my perspective, this is what mastodon is. a social medium to connect with like minded people, knowing that if there are toxic people, they can be fenced off from me, without giving up entirely.
It also helps that mastodon is so customizable and flexible.
Mastodon promotes a healthier (than the alternatives) interaction with social.
And it doesn't shove ads down your throat, or track your every move.
It's my way to connect with others, on my terms.
@spla Obvious doesn't mean bad, but "posts" is too vague, every app has posts. "Share your thoughts", but is it a note taking app? "Share your thoughts with the world", closer to reality as a publishing platform.
@Gargron Join the decentralized fediverse or something like that. I can't help compare it to twitter and theirs is "Share and discover everything that's happening right now" but I think mastodon should lean into the fact that it's still quite niche, but decentralized.
I agree with Stefan - the game-changing idea is that nobody owns it, nobody controls all of it. Otherwise it is just another garden-variety of micro-blogs.
"Mastodon: Out of Control"
Simple, short, attention catching, thought provoking, different from the rest.
Marketing gurus can spin this from masculine gorilla imagery (see pic 1) to heart-warming parenting emotions (pic 2). Less is more in marketing, imho ;-)
Talk with your friends, without corporations trying to turn you into a revenue stream.
Own your own social space. Own your own conversations.
(I may be influenced by discovering that Twitter is currently tending to hide any links to Patreon, which is kind of terrible for someone whose main gig is 'drawing whatever the Muses ask her to, with the generous support of her patrons'.)
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!