The Verge: Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy

The Verge: Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy. “Eugen Rochko was annoyed with Twitter. The company had made a series of changes that he thought eroded the value of the service: limiting how big third-party applications could grow, for example, and implementing an algorithm-driven timeline that made Twitter feel uncomfortably similar to Facebook. Most people in Rochko’s situation fired off an angry tweet or two and moved on. Rochko set about rebuilding Twitter from scratch.” I paid for an App.net subscription, so I think I’ll just hang back and watch this one…