The platforms we align (should) reflect ones core values and principles. This is the reason why later today we will delete our Twitter account, focusing our energy on Mastodon, specifically on Fosstodon. Here’s the essence of our decision:
Why We Can No Longer Align with Twitter
Our beginnings on social media were marked by a significant engagement with Twitter. We were once quite active, enjoying the connections and conversations with people and organisations that were following us. However, things have changed. Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and subsequent unpredictable behavior (to say at least - read for more) as reported by various media sources have culminated in a divergence from our values. We can not be asociated with a social media service that gives the power for all the decisions to one individual.
Moreover, Twitter’s ongoing numerous issues such as privacy concerns, advertising ethics, censorship, and its centralized nature, have crystallized our decision. We can no longer tolerate these contradictions.
Our Commitment to Mastodon
Mastodon, an open-source and decentralized platform, mirrors our core beliefs. The decentralized nature of Mastodon ensures power is not concentrated, while the open-source feature invites transparency. This ethos resonates deeply with us, and our alignment with Fosstodon echoes our commitment to free and open-source values.
The Path Ahead
As announced previously on our Twitter account, we’re directing our energy and efforts toward Mastodon. We invite other similar libre hosters and the general public to assess their alignment with platforms and consider having a social media presence only on federated open source platform.
We bid Twitter goodbye, uninterested in its future. In the end, this was all expected from big tech platforms owned by billionares.
Long live Mastodon! Join us on Fosstodon and be part of a vibrant community that shares our ideals.