I just contributed to Mastodon on Open Collective.

With the massive influx of users from Twitter, they're going to need our help. Building a quality social media platform doesn't happen for free. A huge thank-you to all who have bent their backs to create a viable alternative to the Twitter monolith.

Sign in to participate in the conversation is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.