We have no intention to run mastodon instance so sorry to disapoint. For past few months, together with other disrooters we are working on what we believe the next gen. social network called Hubzilla. We’ve setup an instance and we are working towards making it easy to use and looking nice. Few weeks back @massimiliano has developed a mobile app for it and additionally poeple were busy writing tutorials, testing the platform and creating a nice theme.
So what hubzilla has to offer that others dont?
- nomadic identity (so you are not tight to a server and can migrate accounts or run backups on number of servers in parralel)
- federation with diaspora and friendica
- federation with mastodon and other activitypub networks
- groups / communities
- file sharing
- end to end crypto
- private messages
- multiple profiles
- lots of privacy features where you decide who can see or interact with content
… .and more
We are still learning the platform and still didnt decide on total shape or form (big instance or number of small islands etc), but so far it looks very promising.
So instead of running diaspora, mastodon, pixelfed, pleroma etc we would just run one hubzilla