Logo Mastodon for Melburnians

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.

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What sets Mastodon apart

  • Timelines are chronological
  • Public timelines
  • 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 mel.social?

mel.social is a small mastodon instance aimed primarily at Melbourne and Victoria based people who want a safe digital space to communicate and be creative. members are encouraged to communication and share their work as long as it adheres to our Code of Conduct

Please make sure you've familiarised yourself with our Code of Conduct before signing up and if our rules aren't to your liking then there are many other instances that may be better suited to your needs.

Follow @status for status & maintenance updates. Instance admin is @ajfisher