- Mastodon is a federated and open version of twitter. You can use choose between multiple different competing public and private servers called instances. You can also run and use your own instance which is best practice from a trust perspective. Users can interact and 'follow' across instances.

- DMs are not encrypted so instance admins can read them.

- The bitcoinhackers instance is run by @nvk who we trust to keep it up, protect our privacy, and to not censor us.

It's great to see people choosing the free and open source software! Here are my top picks.

Router: pfsense
Operating system: Pop!_OS
Browser: ungoogled-chromium
Recording: OBS
Video editing: Kdenlive
Messaging: Ferdi
IRC: Weechat
Password manager: Bitwarden_rs
2FA Authenticator: Aegis
Social media: Pleroma
Calendar & Contacts: Nextcloud
Sync to mobile: Davx5
VPN routing: Zerotier
VPN recommendation: Mullvad
Money: Bitcoin
Payment processor: BTCPayServer
Torrents: Transmission
Movies: Radarr
TV: Sonarr
Trackers: Jackett
Media centre: Jellyfin
Media player: VLC
Homepage: Homer
Bitcoin Mastodon

Bitcoin Maston Instance