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This Mastodon instance is hosted by a media co-operative based in Scotland, called The Ferret.

This means that all the people posting on it, can also own and help fund it.

If you want an account here, then you should be a paying member of The Ferret.

This is something of an experiment - but we want it to be sustainable. Should costs of supporting it become too great, we may remove any accounts that have been set up with an email address that is not linked to a paying member of The Ferret.

What is Mastodon?

Mastodon is a social network based on open web protocols and free, open-source software. It is decentralized like e-mail.

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You’re a person, not a product
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