Joining Mastodon: Jeff Jarvis on What You Need to Know About the Twitter Alternative

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

As journalists and other users stampede from Twitter under Elon Musk, many are joining Mastodon.

So what exactly is Mastodon, how do you use it — and why should you try it?

See below as Newmark J-School Prof. Jeff Jarvis breaks down how to join Mastodon, how this federated social-media system — the Fediverse — works, and how it could affect journalism and media.