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Twitter Restriction Sparks Surge in Mastodon’s Growth as German Rival Attracts 110,000 New Users


In the wake of turmoil at Twitter due to new restrictions on the visibility of posts, Mastodon, a German competitor known for its decentralized and user-driven structure, is experiencing a significant surge in activity.

Eugen Rochko, the creator and CEO of Mastodon, reported a remarkable increase of 110,000 active users in just one day, highlighting the platform’s growing popularity.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, recently announced limits on the number of posts users can read per day, which has caused discontent among some users and advertisers, leading them to seek alternative platforms like Mastodon.

Mastodon runs on thousands of computer servers in a federation that is under the control of volunteer administrators, unlike Twitter. This unique approach allows for a more decentralized and community-driven user experience, appealing to those seeking an alternative social media platform.

Musk’s management style at Twitter has also been criticized for its erratic nature since he took over the company in October 2022.