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A new default sign-up option is being implemented by Mastodon, a popular decentralized social network and alternative to Twitter, to make the sign-up process simpler for new members.
The social media business claims that since the platform and the service provider are different, choosing which Mastodon service provider to start with can be complicated. But it’s this decision that sets Mastodon apart from other social media sites.
Because the network of Mastodon is decentralized, no single organization or central body is in charge of it all.
Instead, Mastodon consists of numerous independent servers that can communicate with one another and are each managed by a different person or organization.
This image, which was shot on November 7, 2022, shows the Twitter and Mastodon logos as they appear on smartphone screens in Paris. New users can onboard more quickly thanks to the new default sign-up option, which uses a server run by Mastodon.
Users of Mastodon have the option to depart at any time or change to a different server. The business is sure that streamlining the registration procedure will speed up new users’ interactions with other users and increase the possibility that the benefits of decentralized social networks will be demonstrated.
In a statement, Mastodon said, “We appreciate that picking which Mastodon service provider to start with can be challenging. We now have a default sign-up option that functions with a server we run to make this step simpler. You have the option to switch to another server or leave at any moment.
Mastodon acknowledges the value of providing a product that stands out on its own and is not exclusively dependent on its ideology, even though decentralization is a key component of its purpose.
It will be difficult to make decentralization a widespread idea, the company claims, if it only draws customers who are already interested in it. Despite some alleged onboarding difficulties, Mastodon has expanded significantly over the last six months, according to the company.
“Diverse discussions, viewpoints, and voices, including those of artists, writers, journalists, and political organizations, have found a home on our platform. We recently crossed one billion posts per month, which attests to the extremely genuine and passionate discussions taking place on Mastodon and throughout the larger Fediverse.
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Elon Musk is ecstatic that Mastodon, a Twitter alternative, has moderators who can read your direct messages and ban you. The business added that it is constantly trying to enhance content and profile discovery, onboarding, and its broad range of moderating capabilities.
Additionally, they are adding some of the most requested features, including quote posts, enhanced content and profile search, and groups. Even so, the platform hasn’t specified a precise launch date for these features.