We’re excited to announce that you can now follow this site on Mastodon or any other Fediverse service to get your Core updates there. If you already have a Mastodon account, follow us and we’ll start appearing in your feed.
What Is Mastodon?
Users join a specific Mastodon server, rather than a single centralized website or application. The servers are connected as nodes in a network, and each server can administrate its own rules, account privileges, and whether to share messages to and from other servers. Many servers have a theme based on a specific interest. It is also common for servers to be based around a particular locality, region, or country….
Mastodon is crowdfunded and does not contain ads; as of November 2022, it was supported by 3,500 people. Since 2021 it has been registered in Germany as a nonprofit organization (German: gemeinnützige GmbH).” – Wikipedia
Learn more about how to get started using Mastodon yourself at mastodon.help or get all of your burning Mastodon questions answered.
You can find lots of library folks on the glammr.us Mastodon server, and you can create an account there if you want to be on a server dedicated to “galleries, libraries, archives, museums, memory work and records.” There’s also the code4lib.social Mastodon server, which is similarly GLAM-themed with a slightly geekier bent.
Is your library on Mastodon? Let us know in the comments!