Thursday, May 02, 2019

Introducing the OCF Mastodon Service!

We’re excited to announce that the OCF is now the proud host of its own Mastodon instance run by our volunteers! Many thanks to our hard-working volunteer staff for getting it set up and working on Kubernetes. Anyone with an OCF account can sign up for our instance with their OCF email ( If you don’t have an OCF account and are eligible, make one for free!

What is Mastodon? 
Mastodon is a free and open source federated social media platform. What does that mean? It’s kind of like email. Anyone can host their own Mastodon instance (like email servers) and talk to people on other instances (like a GMail user to a Yahoo! Mail user). This allows each instance to have its own moderation (in our case, it’s the OCF volunteer staff) while still being able to talk with the wider community. If you’re looking for an android app to browse Mastodon with, Tusky and Fedilab are both free and open source applications!