Mastodon Gets Millions Of New Users Since Elon Musk!
Mastodon Gain Users: A Twitter substitute has formally emerged from the crowd. An update from Mastodon claims that since Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, took control of the service, it has rapidly gained users. Mastodon is a decentralized, open-source alternative to Twitter.
According to Eugen Rochko, the founder of Mastodon, “Mastodon has recently exploded in popularity, jumping from approximately 300K monthly active users to 2.5M between October and November, with more and more journalists, political figures, writers, actors, and organizations moving over.”
In just one month, the number of users has increased from 300,000 to 2,500,000, a significant increase for a platform that is only one of many vying to replace Musk’s chaotic new Twitter. At the beginning of last month, just days after Musk became the owner of Twitter, Mastodon shared that it had around 655,000 users.
Therefore, the most recent update demonstrates that the growth trend wasn’t a sudden swing caused by new users joining at a particular time. Mastodon’s continued growth seems to be supported by Elon Musk’s antics. It should be noted that only Mastodon usage through the end of November is included in these statistics.
It will be interesting to see how growth looks in December, especially after Musk suspended a few reporters who had written about him and banned the @ElonJet account. I am one of those arrested journalists, just so you know.
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Mastodon has undergone a significant change since I first created an account there in April when news of Musk’s intention to purchase Twitter surfaced. Mastodon has been around for about six years and once had a relatively specialized user base of tech-savvy individuals.
It is now expanding greatly beyond that. Users from a variety of backgrounds appear to be joining Mastodon. Of course, Mastodon still has a tiny fraction of Twitter’s roughly 250 million daily active users.
Mastodon gains millions of new users as Twitter exodus continues https://t.co/99KogWaKjI
— Grahame Lucas (@GrahameLucas) December 27, 2022
Many Mastodon users continue using their Twitter and Mastodon accounts, showing that they have not yet completely cut ties with the Musk-owned network. But it’s always a good idea to have options in the current social media scene. Mastodon convincingly argues that it’s the place to go if you’re looking for anything other than what Musk provides.
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