Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed (pixelfed.org) is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube (joinpeertube.org) is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm (joinbookwyrm.com) is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...

framatube.org/w/4294a720-f263-

@RafaelUchimura @Iancylkowski @craftykat @mouse

It's complicated!

Basically, there are lots of instances on the JoinPeerTube site but it's not quite as picky as the JoinMastodon instance list. I think there isn't the same covenant system as JoinMastodon has.

For what it's worth, these are pretty good instances with responsible moderation, but it's just a small selection:

share.tube
diode.zone
tilvids.com
tube.tchncs.de
spectra.video
v.basspistol.org
vidcommons.org
video.blender.org

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Mastodon Brasil

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