Mastodon is a free and open source decentralized social network that is used by over 4.4 million people. At mastodon you can follow friends, discover and rally around topics, and share links, pictures, text, video, much like Twitter. The main difference with Mastodon is the decentralized nature of the software. Anyone is free to start their own Mastodon server, that automatically interconnects with all the other Mastodon servers. Since the network is community-owned and not backed by any venture capital you can be sure that your data will not be monitized and that you will have an ad-free experience.