Looking at aspects of Social Media - platforms, histories, popularity, philosophies, etc.
As mentioned earlier, Diaspora was one of the earliest alternative, privacy-respecting social media platforms, but it was focused on being an alternative to Facebook (and it has done this fairly well). But that leaves the other big platform of the social world, Twitter. Mastodon is a nice federated alternative to Twitter and a nicer place to be. https://www.zwilnik.com/?page_id=1034
Comment #1 posted on 2019-11-08 14:06:49 by ClaudioM
Simple Mastodon Timeline View Option
Great episode on Mastodon and the various instances.
BTW, I heard that you noticed the interface looked like Tweetdeck. You can change that if you go into Preferences-->Appearance and uncheck the box for the "Enable advanced web interface". This will make the interface much simpler with only the column of the timeline you've chosen (Home, Notifications, Local timeline, or Federated timeline) on the list at the right of the page. The instance I'm on (mastodon.xyz) is running version 2.9.3 of Mastodon, so anything at that version or greater should have this option.
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