Mastodon is a decentralized, open-source social networking platform created in 2016 by a programmer named Eugen Rochko. The platform is built on free speech and user privacy principles, offering a unique alternative to traditional, centralized social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
StatusNet is a microblogging platform developed in 2007 as an open-source project. It was created by Evan Prodromou, who was dissatisfied with the lack of features and openness on existing microblogging platforms at the time. StatusNet was designed to be a more customizable and user-friendly platform, allowing users to create their communities and share content in various formats.
All past blog posts have been deleted. My user account is now Jim and not my full name. The blog posts are now federated to a clean timeline. I needed to do these things to move in the direction I wanted to go here. Where am I trying to go? I want to use this blog as a place to post my short articles and as an activity stream/status update as if it were a social networking site. I’ve tried several other things like Known and Micro.blog, but I find quirks that I’m not happy with and keep going back to WordPress. WordPress isn’t perfect for what I want to use it for, but I hope I can get it close enough. If you want to see what I am up to, stick around, follow the RSS feed, or follow the blog on the fediverse at @firstname.lastname@example.org. I will probably never post anything groundbreaking or profound. It will likely be the most mundane content you’ve ever seen, but it’s mine in my own space.