Facebook gets more disgusting every day. Now they've come up with a great idea, why don't we pay vulnerable kids and we can spy on them using a VPN? I mean if we pay them then it's not so bad, isn't it? After all we are here to save the world with our data and our user research, we are the good guys!
Mastodon it is a federation—think Star Trek. Thousands of independent communities running Mastodon form a coherent network, where while every planet is different, being part of one is being part of the whole. Free, open-source software. There is no advertising, monetizing, or venture capital.