Commit adc28d81 authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag

Keep at drafts on social networks

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I first joined Mastodon (mastodon.social—an important distinction I’ll get to later) [in late 2016](https://mastodon.social/@laurakalbag/54674). While I was fairly active on the [@Better](https://mastodon.social/@better) and [@Indie](https://mastodon.social/@indie) accounts, my own account was very quiet. Mastodon.social was already fairly big, and I wanted to have my own instance, and not invest too much of my time in an account that would eventually cease to exist.
I have my own instance, [mastodon.laurakalbag.com](mastodon.laurakalbag.com) where it’s just me and [Oskar](https://mastodon.laurakalbag.com/@gigapup). This is referred to as an “instance-of-one.”
In an ideal world, you should know your instance admin in person. While we aim
Like a family or a club
## Why set up an instance-of-one?
- Ownership and control
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Part 3 of a series on [Moving to Mastodon](/tags/moving-to-mastodon)
Part 3 of a series on [Social Networks](/categories/social-networks)
- Part 1: [What’s wrong with Twitter?](/what-is-wrong-with-twitter)
- Part 2: [What is Mastodon and why should I use it?](/what-is-mastodon-and-why-should-i-use-it)
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The workaround: [Mastodon](https://joinmastodon.org). A far-from-perfect but well-intentioned social network. In my next blog post, I’ll explain why (for now at least) it is the Twitter alternative for me.
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Part 1 of a series on [Social Networks](/categories/social-networks)
- Part 2: [What is Mastodon and why should I use it?](/what-is-mastodon-and-why-should-i-use-it)
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