an oasis on the internet

published on 2023/12/11

I joined because of the quirky, fun vibes. I didn’t even pay attention to the fact that there was an optional Mastodon instance. Mastodon, the concept, interested me but like many others I had no idea how to sign up, what instance I should pick, etc.

But all of the sudden the decision was made for me—I had easy access to a smallish Mastodon instance with a lot of interesting people who, like me, had a fondness for the weird, fun internet of yore. And since it’s a paid service, I could feel like I wasn’t freeloading on some poor admin. And a paywall offers a little bit of spam protection (I’m assuming $20/yr is enough to prevent some spammy accounts from signing up).

Blake Watson

Bring fun back to the web!