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Brief social media aside:

So, Twitter continues to be a cross between a quagmire and a cesspool, and many users are looking for greener pastures. If you are one of them, or just happen to have an interest in other forms of this thing called social media, you may have heard of Mastodon. It operates on a decentralized platform, it’s cool and it’s just a tiny bit confusing.

In the interest of clarifying the model and the process of getting started, Joanna Stern over at The Wall Street Journal (of all places) put together a short, free explainer.

How to Use Mastodon, the Social-Media Platform Blocked by Elon Musk’s Twitter – WSJ

Important note for those of us who are still five at heart: messages on Mastodon are called toots.

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