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Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly.

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What sets Mastodon apart

  • Timelines are chronological
  • Public timelines
  • 500 characters per post
  • GIFV sets and short videos
  • Granular, per-post privacy settings
  • Rich block and muting tools
  • Ethical design: no ads, no tracking
  • Open API for apps and services

What is mastodon.elao.com?

This is a free and open Mastodon instance ran by the French web tech agency ELAO.

If you have questions about how this works or how to create your own instance, feel free to reach out.

If you see any abusive behavior, please report it. Each report is reviewed personally. Please treat each other with respect.