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Discover Mastodon, the self-hosted social network server promoting decentralized communication with multimedia sharing and live updates.

Mastodon is an open-source, self-hosted social network server that champions decentralization and interoperability. With Mastodon, users can join servers (or 'instances') that cater to various communities and interests, publish multimedia posts, and interact with others across a federated network of platforms sharing the ActivityPub protocol.

The original server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit

Key Features

  • Federated Network: Connect with users across different servers seamlessly using the ActivityPub protocol.
  • Real-Time Updates: Enjoy live timeline updates with WebSockets for an engaging social experience.
  • Media-Rich: Share and view images, GIFs, and videos within posts.
  • Robust Moderation: Utilize privacy controls like private posts and account locks alongside comprehensive moderation tools.
  • Extensive APIs: Integrate easily with a variety of apps through REST and Streaming APIs supported by OAuth2 authentication.

Mastodon Screenshots

Suggested Developer Use Cases

  • Creating custom content feeds for niche communities by leveraging Mastodon's federated nature.
  • Integrating real-time social interactions into existing applications or services.
  • Developing specialized media sharing platforms with privacy and moderation features baked in.
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