Logo The Ferret Social

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 theferret.social?

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.