Sunday, June 4, 2023

Mastodon changes the way of registration: it breaks with the original philosophy of when to acquire users

Switching to Mastodon is easy, but it works a little differently from Twitter. Being a decentralized social network, we must choose a specific instance when registering. They work independently and each has its own rules.

Mastodon CEO Eugen Rocco has now announced a change in the way of registration. The point is that there are more than 12,000 different examples available to users. Choosing one in the first place can be an overwhelming decision., You just had to choose one or the other, but that choice can be very complicated to understand.

In order to become a more attractive application for new users, Mastodon has decided to change the registration process with a simple yet profound change. by default

From now on, new Mastodon users They will derive to a default instance:, Those who want to switch instances can do so later without issue, but Mastodon explains they want to facilitate user registration and speed up the process.

“If we only attract people interested in decentralization, it will be very difficult to popularize decentralization,” explains Rocco.

Mastodon believes that this choice of examples is what sets them apart from other social networks. Even then, Have decided to opt for a simpler and more intuitive registration method Although a little further than the original philosophy.

Little by little, this free and decentralized alternative to Twitter is gaining many users. as they announce, they have already crossed 1,000 million posts per month, A fact that shows the countless activities in this social network in a few months.

According to official data, they have over 6.5 million registered users, of which 1.18 million are active users as of last month.

This change has been criticized by some defending FedVerso users. They point out that although there is an option to choose another instance, the first time it points to a server rather than offering and promoting a wide range of examples,

“Signing up on one server is much easier for users used to centralized services like Twitter or Facebook, but it can come at the cost of clogging up too many options,” says Fedi. Tips.

Mastodon is currently in a state of whether it wants to evolve as a social network or stay in its original niche. Other decentralized options such as BlueSky have also opted to register for a single server.

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