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Fosstodon vs Twitter - Round 2

Written by: Kev Quirk  |  13 Nov 2022

Fosstodon has been dealing with the great Twitter migration, again. Here's an account of what happened from our perspective.

Woooooh! It’s been a crazy few weeks at Fosstodon HQ. If you’ve been living under a rock (or are just not interested) Elon Musk, or better known as Melon Tusk on the fediverse, has taken over Twitter and looks to be on a mission to ruin the platform even more.

Because of this, people have been flocking to Mastodon in their droves, and since Fosstodon is one of the biggest tech-focussed instances on the fediverse, we’ve seen A LOT of that traffic.

Melon Tusk meme


If you don’t want to read about the back story, here’s the TL;DR (too long, didn’t read):

Actually, I don’t really need to go into anymore detail, those are all the salient points. Needless to say it’s been a horrendous few weeks and we’re still seeing a lot of traffic, but that may just be the new norm.

I’ve updated our funding page with a breakdown of what our costs and funding currently look like. Thanks to all the financial support, we have managed to keep our head above water. Just about.

We currently have 4.7 months worth of funding, so we’re still a ways off our 6 month funding target. If you want to throw a few bucks into the tip jar, we’d be every so grateful:

Become a Patron

Donate on LiberaPay

Donate on PayPal

Wrapping up

Thanks to Melon Tusk, things on Fosstodon look brighter than ever. We have a growing and even more diverse community of passionate techies, and we’re really proud of that.

Finally, I wanted to say thanks to all of you, our members, for the continued support. Fosstodon would be nothing without you fine people. ❤️