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A social network for Toronto music folks: artists, bands, presenters, independent media, concertgoers, collaborators, DJs, producers, music sharers, venues, indie record labels, and whoever else wants to join. There are no ads, and no algorithms. All your followers will see your posts here, and you won't miss any posts by your favourite people.

Mastodon is a new open-source Twitter alternative that's beginning to get popular in Japan and France. It's a bit basic compared with established social networks, but it's brand-new. There's a community of volunteer developers working on it and it's getting better every day.

For now, will use the policies of the main English-language Mastodon network, In the future these will be determined by the users of, but many of them seem unlikely to change.

  • The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline, and may result in account suspension and revocation of access to the service:
    1. Racism or advocation of racism
    2. Sexism or advocation of sexism
    3. Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or advocation thereof
    4. Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism

  • The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
    1. Sexual depictions of children
    2. Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
    3. Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism

    1. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:
      1. Excessive promotion (promotion is great and encouraged! we're talking about extreme, spammy promotion here)
      2. Untagged pornography and sexually explicit content
      3. Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence

    2. Any conduct intended to stalk or harass other users, or to impede other users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform any of the aforementioned actions, is also disallowed, and subject to punishment up to and including revocation of access to the service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:
      1. Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has specifically has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed.
      2. Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's demographic, personal, or private data without express permission (informally called doxing or dropping dox) may be considered harassment.
      3. Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist (informally called brigading or dogpiling) may be considered harassment.

    What is Mastodon?

    Mastodon is a social network based on open web protocols and free, open-source software. It is decentralized like e-mail.

    Learn more
    Built for real conversation
    With 500 characters at your disposal and support for granular content and media warnings, you can express yourself the way you want to.
    You’re a person, not a product
    Mastodon is not a commercial network. No advertising, no data mining, no walled gardens. There is no central authority.
    Always within reach
    Multiple apps for iOS, Android, and other platforms thanks to a developer-friendly API ecosystem allow you to keep up with your friends anywhere.
    A more humane approach
    Learning from failures of other networks, Mastodon aims to make ethical design choices to combat the misuse of social media.