G L I T C H
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.
What sets Mastodon apart
Timelines are chronological
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 glitch.social?
UNSTABLE BUT FRIENDLY
BE WARNED this instance may actually be unstable at times. It will likely be used for experimenting with settings and tweaks to Mastodon. So the place may experience outages, not federate reliably with the rest of the world, have posts go missing, or other technical faults. As such it's meant to be a chill, maybe kinda playful place. Time to see what we can do with this thing! Time to ˥∀IƆOS HƆ⊥I˥⅁
BE WARNED I (beatrix, the admin) operate this instance according to my own best judgement. I will block other instances,
suspend users, modify this instance, etc etc as I see fit. SOMETIMES that involves consulting or negotiating with users of this instance, admins of other instances,
developers that work on the mastodon code, etc etc. Sometimes it doesn't!
followbots from other instances will be blocked. please report them
- Do not engage in harassment of any kind.
- Racist, sexist and other oppressive slurs will get you suspended, even in non-public conversations.
- You can post porn and nudity, but you must use the nsfw flag and do not post on the public timeline or you will be silenced (ask around how to make unlisted posts)
- DO NOT post anything publicly that someone else has posted privately (ie. no posting screencaps or quotes of things others said in locked or direct posts!)
- try to be kind
- no non-sentient bots until further notice
- no shit that's illegal in Canada
- animated gifs should always be marked sensitive/NSFW and identified as animated gifs (for now let's say just putting 'gif' in the text of the toot is sufficient), because they can cause serious problems for people
- i want this to be as safe a space as we can reasonably make it. let's keep common triggers and angry/ranty/grumpy toots behind CWs
- free speech maximalists can kindly fuck off. there are instances where that is a priority. this is not one of them.
- all languages are welcome!
the privacy stuff in the 'terms' isn't what it should be, but no time to change it yet. this instance's data will not be sold or traded or whatever.
the list of blocked instances is below