Seeing as we have so many new users the past few weeks, let me mention that development of Mastodon and hosting of mastodon.social is not funded by venture capital or ads, but through crowdfunding:
And for certain tiers of support, your name or your company's logo is listed on our sponsors page:
@Gargron those sponsorships appear to be sold out.
@thegibson Only the frontpage one (the frontpage is quite full...)
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.