Demystifying Mastodon, Just a Little Bit

Learn a bit about a way to think about Mastodon philosophically and a bit about running an instance.

by Dave on Nov. 20, 2022, 2:32 p.m.

If you're ambitious and want to dive right in Simon Willison wrote a little about how he Setup Mastodon on a Custom Domain. I might try this when I have some time but for now I was able to setup an account on as

Along the way Simon also gives a great explanation of why Mastodon is Blogs that made me think. Way back in the olden days, I was running a personal RSS aggregator on my OpenACS web site and basically that's what Mastodon is doing, for everyone.

For a different perspective also check out Mastodon for Game Devs even if you are not a game developer I think it's worthwhile.