Mastodon and Beyond

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Mastodon and Beyond: Our Federated Future

Originally presented at CAT+FD on Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Bart Everson

Social media ain’t what it used to be. Actually, it never was: the fix was in from the beginning. The giant platforms of today were founded with the explicit purpose of making a profit at our expense. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at a social media platform built on an entirely different model, with an entirely different premise, with a glance at the implications and opportunities for teaching, scholarship, and higher education in general.



The following lists are intended to be indicative rather than exhaustive and have not been vetted.

Some education-related Mastodon instances:

Some instances run by moderators of color:

PS: Presentation slide deck is available.