When Richard Hendricks, the protagonist from HBO’s satirical sitcom Silicon Valley created Pied Piper’s algorithm — a utopian, decentralised Internet — it seemed like a distant future. Yes, Hendricks’ dream is still fiction, but we’re closer than ever to building an internet for all. Case in point — Mastodon — a social media platform with features similar to Pied Piper. This little known platform with just a little over two million users has taken India by storm and emerged as a refuge for those seeking respite from Twitter India’s increasingly divisive, hate-filled environment.
Twitter vs Mastodon, who'll win?
An “anti-establishment” tweet, a blocked account, a trending hashtag: the perfect recipe for a movement — of Indians leaving Twitter for Mastodon
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