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Mastodon for writers/readers

Robert Kingett – BlindJournalist: “I finally did it. I deleted Twitter completely. I requested my data] (, move completely to the Fediverse, and checked to see who I follow is on the Fediverse at large. Shockingly, more than half my followers and almost all of my friends have made the switch. I started using social media less a few years ago anyway, so this wasn’t a big change. In 2022, Elon Musk bought Twitter for a lump sum of money I will never have, which is why I’ve moved platforms completely. Even if you don’t have a Mastodon account, you can still follow me on Mastodon via RSS feed. My decisions to move completely hinged on the fact that Musk will soon own my data. What’s even more upsetting is the things that have festered after the purchase, and the lack of content moderation he plans to take with the platform. Even so, that’s a glimpse of a whole lot of mess that will be arriving soon and I wanted to get off this train before it becomes a hate filled wreck. I could go on and on about why I believe Twitter will, no longer, be a safe space for Disabled users ever again, but that will take up an additional blog post of it’s own to fully flesh it all out. In short, it’s never going to be a safe space for you as a Disabled writer again. like I said, I wanted off this Twitter wreck, now. Instead, I’d rather talk about the benefits of Mastodon for writers…Mastodon is the Twitter of the Fediverse. Mastodon operates on decentralized technology. This means, for example, you can join any kind of Mastodon server you want and still talk to a global network. There’s a ton of open servers to choose from. It’s much like email. When you sign up for an email address, you get the ability to talk to anybody with an email address. The Fediverse operates the same way. You can interact with anybody on the Fediverse…”

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