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Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

There is a free, open-source, federated social media platform called Mastodon. Most social media is for-profit, driven by advertising and uses manipulative tactics to decide what you see. The goal is to keep you compulsively checking, clicking, and engaging so you spend more time on the site and get more revenue.
Mastodon doesn't do that. You can set up your own instance (it's like having your very own twitter-like service) invite your friends, and follow and connect with other instances and people doing the exact same thing.
Posts show up in the order they happen. None of this "we're only going to show you the 'Top Posts' to make you happy/angry so you keep scrolling." No psychological algorithmic manipulation, and it's free.
Here's the kicker. I literally *can't* link to the page describing Mastodon service on Facebook, because that page has been flagged as spam on Facebook.
So, if you are interested, and the algorithm doesn't bury this post in oblivion, you can find out more at the website JoinMastodon dot org.

Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

@rantingsteve Best of luck. I do that sort of thing every so often but either no one sees it or no one wants to "leave all their friends"...

re: Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

@chiasm It's mostly just about raising awareness. I just want people to understand the sort of things Facebook does.

I've seen mostly positive engagement so far and a couple of shares, so at least people are reading it.

re: Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

@rantingsteve That's good!!

re: Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

@rantingsteve I had one friend try it but they went to friendica or pleroma and couldn't follow people on mastodon from their server or something--it was frustrating. 🧐

Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

@rantingsteve

That’s awesome Facebook flags mastodon as spam.

Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

@rantingsteve Join the social media network THEY don't want you to know about!

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