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Study on the Twitter Migration

Last year’s Twitter migration, where a large number of people decided to move to Mastodon, is an example of a giant collective behavioural change that people engaged in voluntarily. A new paper takes a look at how the collective coordination happened, and what can be learned as the drivers of such a collective action.

The authors (Lucia La Cava, Luca Maria Aiello, Andrea Tagarelli) show that Twitter communities migrated more quickly where:

  • The social connections in the community are relatively sparse. There is a cost to severing a social connection, and in a tight-knit community the social cost of leaving is higher.
  • Community members repeatedly post about their migration plans. The more people post with the #twittermigration hashtag, the more likely people are to follow up on the call.
  • Language use that emphasises a shared identity and the exchanges factual knowledge. Cooperation in a community can be facilitated when discussions and conversations create a sense of belonging to the group.

The blog post explaining the research can be found here, the paper here.


A great article on how to add ALT text to your images…

#Alttext #twittermigration #newtomastodon

I've just published my first ever blog: "The Tragedy of the Non-Commons"

I wrote it in July, frustrated by a Twitter thread about how the Tragedy of the #Commons continues to be taught at universities. I then left it (it's somewhat experiemental) but with #COP27 and #Twittermigration coinciding this week, I just wanted it to be out there. Would love for it to be shared here on our #digitalcommons and grateful for any comments…

Just in case anyone is lonely and needs to find their Twitter friends #OnHere , #Fedifinder is up and running again!


От себя тоже поприветствую всех пришедших и дам несколько советов.

✅ Заполните профиль и поставьте аватарку. Неплохой идеей будет указать там ваши увлечения или вид деятельности.
✅ Напишите что-нибудь: приветствие, пост о себе (тут используют тег #introduction
✅ Листайте ваши локальные и глобальные ленты, и подписывайтесь на тех, кто интересен - тут нет алгоритма, который будет подсовывать вам контент. Набрать свою ленту нужно будет самостоятельно. Также возможно вам будет полезно зайти в настройки и установить языки контента, которые вы хотите видеть в ленте.
✅ Общайтесь с людьми.
✅ Не бросайте как только Twitter опять даст заднюю - дайте свободным соцсетям шанс, они могут вас удивить.

Эти простые советы могут помочь вам не заскучать и заинтересовать других людей подписаться на вас.

Если будет интересно почитать про Mastodon и Федивёрс в целом - список статей и постов по этой теме есть внизу на нашем проекте-лендинге Fediland:

Добро пожаловать и удачи!

#Mastodon #Fediverse #twitter #migration #TwitterMigration #log #новичкам #newbies

Hello, new folks from Twitter,

- Welcome to the fediverse!

- If you’ve joined because it was the default option in the app, please look to move to a smaller instance so doesn’t grow to become Twitter 2.0. (You can use to find a new instance or ask folks on here for suggestions.)

- Please add alternate text to your images so people who use screen readers can join in too. (…)

#TwitterMigration #mastodon #fediverse

Op-ed: Why the great #TwitterMigration didn’t quite pan out

The flight from Musk's Twitter to the "free" fediverse never really took off.…

I decided to choose violence.

An essay on why the #TwitterMigration failed, some things to learn for the next time it's a possibility, and some thoughts on things that the #RedditMigration has done differently, especially with #Kbin.…

FediScience is accepting registrations again.

If you have #scientist friends or colleagues still looking for a server to call home, feel free to tell them that they can sign up with us.

Basically the same admission criteria as before are in place, but we tried to broaden them a bit and explain them better.

Details are on our about page:


Wow. Wordpress just announced they have to drop support for Twitter in their Jetpack post sharing plug-in as they haven’t been able to reach agreement with Twitter for access. They are committing to adding support for Mastodon!
The majority of the Web’s individually run websites are Wordpress! It’s ON!!

#TwitterMigration #TwitterBroken #Mastodon #activityPub #Fediverse

Yes, twitter really did mockingly label the Canadian national broadcaster CBC as "69% Government-funded Media".

Similar broadcasters like the BBC and Australia's ABC surely have to follow CBC and stop using twitter, now that its toxic clown of an owner has shown what contempt he has for them.

If he is prepared to use his platform to paint childish graffiti on their accounts, I can't see why any serious entity would want to have anything to do with twitter.

#CBC #twitter #twittermigration #BBC #ABC

CBC is pausing their Twitter use. Now would be a good time to email their PR team or your local shows and suggest they try Mastodon.

The CBC PR team can be emailed at

#cbc #mastodon #Canada #twitterMigration #cdnpoli

Two things going on that may be related:

1) Mastodon new user count is up to about 1000 per hour for the last day. This is way up from the recent low hundreds.

2) Reddit r/Twitter is full of complaints that Twitter feeds are now not showing followed accounts, replaced by right wing politics and even porn.

Getting tweets... from people that i dont follow and dont know at all >>>…

Did twitter change its algorithm completely? >>>…


Japanese users reported #TwitterAPI-accessed accounts being frozen a day ago. Twitter disabled Movetodon's access about 8 hours ago.

You don't have until next week.

The casualty is not the FediVerse. The casualty is the people who relied upon free-of-charge #Twitter, directly or indirectly, for everything from authentication to robot-posted pictures of possums. They've lost all of that.

They were always the product, not the customer, of course.


Great news: The team at #Buffer is working on developing a #Mastodon channel option!…

Once that's available, while I'm still in transition from Twitter to Mastodon, I'm hoping to use Buffer to cross-post some of the links I share. (both on Twitter & Mastodon)

#edutooter #TwitterMigration

Welcome to the #Fediverse, @mozilla! Yeah, let’s get moving! 💚🌱

"In early 2023, #Mozilla will stand up and test a publicly accessible instance in the #Fediverse at Mozilla.Social. "

"Now is the time, as we’re living through the consequences of 20 years of centralized, corporate-controlled social media, with a small oligopoly of large tech firms tightening their grip on the public square."…

#moa #TwitterMigration

Mediaite right wing writer Isaac Schorr misread the Twitter account @joinmastodon as "John Mastodon," and referred to him as the founder of the platform in his article… #tech #twitter #twittermigration #twitterexodus #news #media

Earlier today Elon Musk said that my ban was temporary, 45 min later he denied my appeal to reinstate my account and confirmed that I am *permanently* banned. The email I just received says the decision cannot be reversed.
I have never once violated Twitters rules or terms of service. I’ve never had a single tweet flagged, my account was permanently banned with no warning and with no reason, after I reached out to Musk for comment.
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #twitter #tech #news #technews

So I understand that the bird site has started blocking links to common/known Mastodon instances, and that doesn't seem like free speech to me. So... I did a thing.

If you go to it is now a URL shortener that blocks the twitter user agent. That means you can share that link that will redirect to your Mastodon account without the pouty baby stopping you. If you find this helpful can you boost so others can find it? #TwitterMigration #Mastodon #Musk #introduction

The founder of Post said today that the company is explicitly *not* focused on accessibility. Disappointing to read something like this in 2022
#tech #technology #Disability #twitter #postnews #twittermigration

I personally have mixed emotions about people who are only now waking up to the fact that on commercial social media we were never the customer we were the product. Seeing blog posts etc. from people discovering this after I've been talking about it for a few years now.

This is a tweet from 2021:

"It's typical the new media *have always* used subtle propaganda to hit emotionally. In the old days "It sold papers" nowadays it sells our information to advertisers. "

It was really obvious after reading Walter Lippmann, Jacques Ellull, Popper, John Dewey and Chomsky himself. The trick is going to be in proving Lippmann wrong.


#Philosophy #Propaganda #SocialMedia #Mastodon #TwitterMigration

Why #Mastodon and the #Fediverse are so important:

“Relying on market-based means of communication made it inevitable that sooner or later, the ruling class would get to determine who can speak and how.”…

#TwitterMigration #FederatedSocialMedia

Direct Messages on Mastodon are probably one of the most confusing things for new users as they aren't really like messages on other platforms.

I have done my best to explain what they are in a few minutes for you all here. Check it out and let me know if it helps.
More tips still to come so stay tuned.

Please give it a #boost if you can to help spread the knowledge around the Fediverse. :ablobcatrave:

#FediTips #twittermigration #youtube #DirectMessages #DMs

I still haven't run out of tips to share... :ablobcatcoffee:
Lists are a feature many are used to from the Bird Site, but they function differently here. They are a great tool for you to make your own custom timelines.

Check out this short guide video on what lists are as well as how to set them up for yourself.

Yet again, thanks for the #boosts and subs. I love the culture of sharing here. :comfymelt:

#lists #feditips #twittermigration #youtube

I shared a video earlier in this thread about how to #migrate your account to another server and ensuring your followers come along for the ride, but how do you move other data such as the people you follow, mute or block?
This video walks through this process step by step to make it as seamless for you as possible.

Yet again, thanks for all the boosts and extra thanks to those that subbed to my channel. :success:

#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Feditips #youtube

Seeing a little too much #Caturday in your feed? Want to hide #spoilers for a TV Show until you see the episode?
#Filters are easy to set up and customise on #Mastodon. This short video walks through how to use them step by step to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your feeds.

As always, thanks in advance for the boosts, and a sub to my channel would mean a lot, I am aiming for 1000 subs. 😜👍
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Youtube #feditips

Another day, another video.
A lot of us already have a large #Twitter #Network and would love to be able to easily search #Mastodon for them to fill out our network here.
The #Fedifinder site helps make this a reality and it recently got some updates.
This video walks through the steps to #Migrate your network across in minutes.
As always, any boosts are appreciated to spread the word... And a sub would be lovely. 😜 #twittermigration #twitterexodus #youtube #feditips

Yet another short video to add to the list of guides.
This one covers how to make use of the Advanced Web Interface to really tailor your web experience for #Mastodon.

For those that are used to things like #tweetdeck or the app #tweeten on Windows, this will be very familiar to you. And best of all, it is built right into Mastodon natively.

As always, boosts are appreciated to get the message out to all the newcomers.
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #feditips

This seems to be becoming a habit of mine now as I begin to use Mastodon more and continue to learn more about it each day.

This one covers the options available to you when posting content such as Alt Text and Content Warnings but also talks about language settings and using filters to tidy up your timelines.

Any boosts will be greatly appreciated so we can help everyone get the most out of Mastodon.
#twittermigration #MastodonTips #accessibility #language #feditips

OK, well this is getting far more interesting for me! 😎
Given the open nature of the #ActivityPub protocol, it is possible to pull in the Instagram alternative, Pixelfed, into your Mastodon Home Timeline.
This is great for those looking for an alternative to Instagram, but not wanting to use yet another app.

Here is another short video on how this works and how you can use it yourself!
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Instagram #Pixelfed #feditips

Following on from this Initial Mastodon Guide, I have been seeing a lot of people asking for tips on how to find people and content to fill in their Home Timeline.
I decided to make a follow up video on how to best use search and also cover why sometimes you don't get the results you expect.

Any boosts will be appreciated to help others improve their Mastodon experience.
#TwitterExodus #TwitterMigration #Search #feditips

For those that joined #Mastodon and grabbed the first server they could find, but would prefer to #migrate to a different one, I created a short guide on how to do this quickly and easily.
It also allows you to easily move any followers across to your new profile and leaves a redirection on your old profile for those that find it.😁👍

And be sure to check out the threaded replies for more tips. I will continue to add more. 👍🏼
#twitterexodus #twittermigration #feditips

#MastodonNews Dec 1, 2022

More great work from the amazing Tim Chambers @tchambers and his team.

Dewey Square: A Snapshot of the Twitter Migration >>>…

In this analysis, we explain our most recent results on these early waves of users opening and promoting other accounts on other platforms. We show you the first patterns that we see on each alternative platform.

#News >>>…

I've collected some #Mastodon 🦣 #instances to help with the #TwitterMigration focused in #inclusion, #accesibility and #minorities. They look like safe spaces for most of us. I'd appreciate the boost and new recommendations to add to the list:

🔗🇬🇧 - space to fight ableism
🔗🇬🇧 - for disabled people
🔗🇬🇧 - neurodiversity and neurominorities
🔗🇬🇧 - interest in assistive technology
🔗🇬🇧 - history and voices for black people
🔗🇬🇧 - for LGBT+ and allies
🔗🇬🇧 - queer-oriented instance
🔗🇬🇧 - for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies

Please boost to reach more people!

Hey friends! is now open for signups 🎉🇨🇦❤️

@andrew and I built it as a hosted-in-Canada, capital-region-focused (but open to all Canadians) instance.

Please boost so folks can find us! 👀

#fediverse #twittermigration #canada #ontario #ottawa #canpoli

OK, so this is interesting. Some major organizations have now set up their own Mastodon instances:

European Union: EU Voice >>>…
German gov: Explore >>>
Internet Archive: Explore Internet Archive >>>

#twittermigration #mastodon #fediverse #governmentInstance

So, the European Union has set up its own Mastodon instance, EU Voice, as an official channel/platform for all its many institutions - what a great initiative
#TwitterMigration #europe #Diplomacy #Transparency

While following a lot of people can populate your Home feed significantly, sometimes people (like me) end up boosting a lot and that can unexpectedly hinder your own experience.

So if you like someone's specific posts and don't want to follow their boosts, you can go to their profile under the [...] button, and select the "Hide boosts from account" button.

There is no algorithm on Mastodon. You have ownership and control over every filtering decision instead of some robot.


Time for an #introduction now that my account is finally on my own instance where I intend it to stay.

I'm a techie and a writer. I first started programming on a Vic20 when I was about 5 years old. I started writing some years later but put it aside for many years.

The last few years I picked it up again, and have published two #scifi novels so far, which you can read more about at

#scifi #reading #amwriting #bookstodon #twittermigration