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How Mastodon, an alternative to Twitter has gained popularity since Elon Musk's acquisition?

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Nearly two months after Elon Musk's contentious acquisition of Twitter, it appears that another microblogging platform has seized the opportunity. Mastodon, an open-source rival to Twitter, has grown in popularity in terms of the number of users who actively use it. The user base quickly increased from 300,000 to 2.5 million in just one month, from just 300,000. According to a reports, the app's founder Eugen Rochko noticed a dramatic increase in users who had been using the service for a few months. Mastodon observed a rise in monthly active users from 300,000 to 2.5 million over the months of October and November. Most importantly, more celebrities and influencers are trying out this app. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1248"]Mastodon has gained millions of new users since Elon Musk bought Twitter | Mashable Image credit- Mashable[/caption] It's amazing to note that Mastodon is flourishing given that the platform is less well-known than Twitter. It is obvious that more users are flocking to it after the tumultuous Twitter takeover based on the recent surge of users from hundreds to millions. Only a few days after Elon Musk purchased the service, Mastodon said that about 655,000 users had switched over. There came a time when additional users jumped on the bandwagon. Mastodon had a strong month of November, so the company is optimistic that the trend will continue. Users are anticipated to keep researching Mastodon in quest of a fresh flavour and user-friendly environment given the ongoing suspension of the accounts of famous persons, including journalists and bloggers. Twitter has begun blocking users who link their accounts to other social media sites like Mastodon and Instagram, according to  the reports.

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