Mastodon: Putting people back at the heart of social networking

A year after Elon Musk bought Twitter (now X) in 2022, more and more people and groups are looking for alternatives to the famous microblogging network, which has become the plaything of a billionaire with libertarian ideals and close ties to the far right. One of these alternatives is Mastodon, a free and decentralised alternative, with no algorithms and no advertising, that can be set up and maintained by institutions, associations, activists or volunteers anywhere in the world.

What is a decentralised social network? And, above all, why and how do we fit into it? Breaking away from the business and profit motives of mainstream social networks, Mastodon offers a different, non-commercial, more human experience, characterised by accessibility and inclusiveness.

In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to Mastodon and help you take your first steps in this decentralised world, so different from the platforms we’re used to.

Practical details: As far as possible, come with a computer or, at the very least, a smartphone or tablet with an internet connection.

Every 2nd Monday of the month, DK’s critical reflection talks address digital-related topics (e.g. algorithms, surveillance capitalism, ecological impacts, etc.) and explore alternative ways of doing things (discovering free and ethical tools, unboxing smartphones, protecting communications, etc.).

These talks take place in French and are organised by Constant’s partner Tactic.

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