social.coop a coop-run corner of the fediverse,
a co-operative and transparent approach
to operating a social platform

Are you committed to the co-operative movement? You are welcome to request an account on social.coop! Please start by answering a couple of questions.

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What makes social.coop different from other Mastodon instances?

  • Your data in a place you control and trust
  • Cooperatively co-own the instance
  • Co-create policies, code of conduct, etc (see our bylaws)
  • Democratically run our operations (see our Loomio group)
  • Co-finance expenses transparently (see our OpenCollective page)
  • Participate in a #platformcoop case-study
  • Join a community of like-minded people

What is Mastodon?

Mastodon is a microblogging & social network based on open protocols and free, open-source software.

As a decentralized (like e-mail) alternative to commercial platforms, it combats the risks of a company monopolizing your communication. You can interact with everyone else on Mastodon, GNU Social, or other compatible software (together called the "fediverse"), no matter what provider each of you are using.

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Built for real conversation
With 500 characters at your disposal and support for granular content and media warnings, you can express yourself the way you want to.
You’re a person, not a product
Mastodon is not a commercial network. No advertising, no data mining, no walled gardens. There is no central authority.
Always within reach
Multiple apps for iOS, Android, and other platforms thanks to a developer-friendly API ecosystem allow you to keep up with your friends anywhere.
A more humane approach
Learning from failures of other networks, Mastodon aims to make ethical design choices to combat the misuse of social media.