Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition Sees A Big Increase In New Users For Rival Mastodon

In the wake of Elon Musk’s official takeover of Twitter, rival social media platform Mastodon has emerged as the new platform of choice for the legions of people looking to escape Musk’s version of Twitter for greener pastures.

About 70,000 new users joined Mastodon the day immediately after Musk took over Twitter. No doubt the Mastodon being designed specifically to prevent primary control of its platform by eccentric billionaires like Elon Musk is an element of the attraction. But aside from the numbers and PR talking points, what is Mastodon – and is it really the best Twitter alternative out there?

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