Twitter/Musk purchase/Mastodon influx
influx of new Mastodon users due to Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter
Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, and his destructive activities immediately upon assuming command, resulted in a substantial portion of the Twitter usership seeking alternative venues – resulting, in turn, in a flood of new users on the Mastodon social network.
This, in its turn, has resulted in newly heightened media interest in Mastodon.
News (to file)
- 2022-11-08 A beginner’s guide to Mastodon, the Twitter alternative that’s on 🔥 (h/t) «In a Mastodon post late Sunday, Rochko said the social network gained 489,000 users in the less than two weeks, and now boasts over one million active monthly users. (For perspective, Twitter reported in July that it had nearly 238 million daily active monetizable users.)»
- 2022-11-08 What is Mastodon and why are people leaving Twitter for it?
- 2022-11-06 Twitter users jump to Mastodon - but what is it? «In the wake of Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, some users have been seeking alternative platforms. One of the biggest beneficiaries has been Mastodon. But what is it?»