Okay, I am getting questions about who Lance Ulanoff is. Time for some Mastodon history.
Exactly a year ago today, Lance Ulanoff opened his article about Mastodon with this phrase:
"William Shatner couldn't find me on Mastodon.
This was a problem."
That was the day Mastodon became a shatner-proof network.
He concluced his article (titled "Mastodon will never be the next Twitter") with this:
"I suspect thousands of other Tooters (blech!) will soon do the same and Mastodon will lay down beside all other other fossilized social media platforms and fade from existence."
Since then, Mastodon grew to 1,300,000 users and 2,000 servers. This is why people bring him up today.
This is a Mastodon instance run by the Interlinked Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted to eliminating discrimination. We are an instance that blocks authoritarian political violence, ultra-nationalism, fascism, the alt-right, Stalinism, and authoritarian ideology in general. It's intended to be a safe place for those tired of violent rhetoric as well as a place safe from discrimination.