MacStories Is on Mastodon with Its Personal Server

As of immediately, MacStories is formally on Mastodon with its personal server for every of its properties and crew members. Yow will discover us right here:

  • MacStories Accounts
  • MacStories Workforce Accounts.

We’re not closing down our Twitter accounts (but), however as you could have observed, they haven’t been energetic recently and received’t be going ahead. That’s as a result of we’ve grown more and more uncomfortable with the route the corporate is heading. If you happen to’ve been maintaining with the information, you recognize what I imply. If you happen to haven’t, I extremely advocate Casey Newton’s latest piece on Platformer. Casey’s perspective and causes for winding down his private and enterprise presence on Twitter are very near our personal.

Though I’ll miss what Twitter was at its greatest and all the time keep in mind what it’s meant to me professionally, I’m excited to be transferring on too. I don’t know if Mastodon would be the subsequent large factor, however it doesn’t should be. It provides us a spot to experiment and broaden the locations we join with the MacStories viewers, which we’re wanting to do.

What’s extra, Mastodon is an efficient match with our philosophy that we should always personal our content material and the platforms on which it’s revealed as a lot as potential. That’s why we arrange our personal server as a substitute of making firm accounts on an current one. We’re lucky to have the sturdy infrastructure that Alex constructed for Membership MacStories, which is now operating our Mastodon server as a result of it has made this transition comparatively painless. We’re additionally interested in ActivityPub, which is able to let readers entry our Mastodon feeds in additional locations and presents some attention-grabbing alternatives for different tasks we’re engaged on at MacStories.

The MacStories Mastodon server is only for crew members and the MacStories media properties. Nonetheless, anybody from any Mastodon occasion can observe us because of Mastodon’s decentralized construction. To observe us from the Mastodon server you’re on, merely open one in every of our profile pages and click on the button to be redirected to your server; or, copy the hyperlink to one in every of our profiles, seek for it, and click on the Comply with button.

So, as of immediately, Federico, Alex, Silvia, and I are all transferring our Mastodon posting to the brand new MacStories server. If you happen to already observe us on, you don’t should do something. You’ll observe our new accounts mechanically. For everybody else, we’d like to have you ever be part of us on Mastodon. We’ve been ramping up our presence there over the previous a number of weeks, and it’s been an energetic, enjoyable place to get to know the MacStories group higher.

The corporate accounts – MacStories, AppStories, and Membership MacStories – will serve an identical goal to their Twitter accounts, posting hyperlinks to our tales and new podcast episodes. We’ll even be experimenting with methods we will transcend linking. We’re accountable for our feeds now, which makes posting unique content material to these feeds way more engaging.

Lastly, in the event you’re new to Mastodon and on the lookout for the group you adopted on Twitter, we’ve arrange a channel within the Membership MacStories+ Discord for members to share their Mastodon usernames. You may be taught extra in regards to the Membership and be part of right here. If you happen to’re already a member, you recognize what an awesome group of individuals we now have in Discord. Many people drop by day-after-day to share ideas, advocate apps, examine notes about new {hardware}, and speak about motion pictures, TV reveals, music, videogames, and extra. I’ve discovered lots of those self same folks on Mastodon by pouring over lists in its internet app, however it’s time-consuming and tedious. With the brand new channel, we hope to assist join members extra shortly and simply, so everybody who’s giving Mastodon a strive has a solution to discover a core group of individuals to observe.

Saying you’re leaving Twitter on Twitter has turn into a drained meme. We’re lucky to have some other place to share our plans. That some other place now contains our social media posts too. It’s a small addition to MacStories now, however it’s additionally an vital step for us. We hope you be part of us by following the brand new MacStories feeds linked on the prime of this story.

See you on Mastodon:

  • MacStories Accounts
  • MacStories Workforce Accounts.

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