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Mastodon or other copycats may take the place of Twitter, while

Mastodon is an open-source, decentralized version of Twitter. In November, people migrated to Mastodon, driving its user total from 300,000 to 2.5 million. By early this month, active users had fallen by more than half a million. Mastodon is not a corporate project, and it shows, in good ways and bad. Everything has a volunteer, hey-kids-lets-put-on-a-show feel. But it also means a clunky interface, and the need to hunt down the users you want to follow.