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Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly.

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What sets Mastodon apart

  • Timelines are chronological
  • Public timelines
  • 500 characters per post
  • GIFV sets and short videos
  • Granular, per-post privacy settings
  • Rich block and muting tools
  • Ethical design: no ads, no tracking
  • Open API for apps and services

What is scholar.social?

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, librarians, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

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