I launched the Free Radical Mastodon instance on Friday, April 7, 2017. It was approximately the 250th instance in the fediverse and there were about 100,000 users. Today, 6 days later, there are 613 instances and 222,814 users. Make that 223,021. No, 223,050.

We are growing like wildfire.

And it’s not really a surprise, is it? Social media is largely a dumpster fire and people want something better. I think Mastodon can be that better something. Apparently a lot of other people do, too.

223,071 of them.

This is where I’m going to write about my adventures as an instance owner and admin – from the geeky to the political; from social networking to social justice.


Let’s go make something amazing!