Quick access to the Mastodon network
What is Mastodon? Who operates the network? How and where do I create an account? How do I access the account? We explain how you can get in quickly and start tooting, and we answer the most important introductory questions.
As operator of its own Mastodon instance for public authorities, the BfDI is pleased about the attention that is currently being given to the so-called fediverse. The fediverse is a network of many different, interconnected platforms. These also offer, for example, video streaming (PeerTube) or image sharing (Pixelfed).
Mastodon is a microblogging service that does not differ in basic functions from the known networks. However, as it is a decentralised network, the entry is somewhat unusual.
1. Search instance and login
2. Install the app
After logging in to an instance, you can use Mastodon just like any other social network. You can follow accounts, toot yourself or react to toots. This works across all instances. You can simply use Mastodon via your browser.
For easier use, however, it is recommended to install a client on the end device. The website of the Mastodon project provides a quick overview.