Looking for a new virtual home as Twitter implodes? Sadly, your Twitter neighborhood can't be perfectly replicated, but what if you could still connect with friends no matter what website or app they are using?
That's the dream of the Fediverse, a network of websites that communicate using a standard protocol. Mastodon is the most popular Fediverse software, and perhaps the most familiar to Twitter migrants, but it's only one of many options. Join us to learn about the future of independent social media, and maybe you won't have to lose your community to the whims of rich jerks ever again.
Nelson Pavlosky is an admin and mod at jawns.club, a Philly-centric Mastodon instance.