Now that the ‘birdie site’ has lost its glamour at the hands of Elon Musk, the poor little rich boy with too much many but very little sense, people are looking around for alternatives. Me ? I have chosen Mastodon, and the server, or ‘instance’ of mastodon.scot . . . .
It was a little strange at first, but by checking and exploring all the many menu options dotted around it soon began to make sense. Many, many, people have joined it recently and there is no doubt that from being a (possibly) sleepy little backwater site it has become a busy global village with all the opinions that brings. However, it is still a bit different from Twitter, and Mastodon Local -which confines you to postings made on mastodon.scot, contains all sorts of posts, comments, opinions and photos of Scotland and its affairs so it is free from endless American postings about their elections and that horrible Trump.