Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has its users looking for an alternative. Many people are considering the decentralized and ad-free Twitter alternative, Mastodon. Here’s how to switch and migrate from Twitter to Mastodon.
PixelFed is a federated social platform for sharing photos. It mimics Instagram’s features but is open-source, privacy-focused, ad-free, decentralized, and gives complete control to its users. PixelFed’s new iOS app hopes to entice iPhone-using Instagram users away from Meta’s popular image-sharing app.
Mastodon, an open-source and decentralized Twitter alternative, is gaining popularity as users seek out alternative social platforms in the wake of Elon Musk buying Twitter.
Twitter completes the transition of Scroll to Ad-free Articles with the launch of Twitter Blue in the US, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.
The Federal Trade Commission has put companies, advertisers, retailers, consumer product companies, and advertising agencies on notice about deceptive practices online.
Scroll notified its subscribers that it would shut down as an independent service within thirty days. They said Scroll is being added to the new Twitter Blue subscription service and renamed Ad-Free Articles.
Twitter has finished testing Professional Profiles and has begun inviting select businesses to participate in an early preview of the new profile enhancement.
Timed with the start of the LGBTQ+ Pride Month, LinkedIn has added the option to include pronouns to Profiles.
Ticketed Spaces will allow Twitter users to schedule live audio, sell tickets to access the stream, and limit attendance.
Twitter accounts can now add several hardware security keys that are used for two-factor authentication on different devices.
The Bluesky initiative, a project focused on creating a decentralized social network backed by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, shared a 61-page Ecosystem Review of viable protocols and apps.
Chrome and Firefox users can now upload AVIF images to Facebook posts. Facebook automatically converts the AVIF images to JPEG format.
The Twitter Communication team announced the success of a test that prompts users to read articles before they Retweet. They plan to make the feature available to everyone globally.
Twitter enabled a new feature called Fleets in Brazil. Fleets capture fleeting thoughts, and they disappear after 24 hours, similar to Facebook and Instagram Stories.
The popular open-source URL shortener, YOURLS, was updated to version 1.7.6. The update adds a Bitly-like URL randomizer to the core set of plugins and fixes various bugs. Users that rely on the software are also encouraged to sponsor its development via Open Collective.
The standards-based initiative to decentralize social media data known as Solid has been difficult for most people to visualize. Angelo Veltens, a developer and IT consultant, recently shared an example of what a person’s identity could look like using Solid.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces Bluesky, an initiative to create a decentralized social media standard
Jack Dorsey made a surprise announcement that Twitter is funding a small team of software architects, engineers, and designers to create an open-source standard for social media.
‘Solid’ Decentralized social apps, where users control their data and privacy, could replace Facebook
Tim Berners-Lee’s vision for personal data ownership and privacy on the web gains traction as more companies are committing resources to make Solid-based apps.
In an attempt to remove pressure from its users, Facebook has extended its testing of hiding Reaction counts on social posts from Instagram to Facebook.
Pete Davies, Senior Director of Product Management at LinkedIn, shared insights into how their social feed's algorithm displays and promotes posts. Coywolf News asked Lyena Solomon, an SMM experienced with optimizing for LinkedIn, to clarify best practices for the Feed.