Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.
Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮
Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.
But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!
Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse
(whispers) Click on the link...
Yup! Try it out!
Social.Rights.Ninja is a small Mastodon instance for those looking for a quiet home-base from which to explore the fediverse.
Sign-ups require approval, please contact us on [Matrix] at #public:social.rights.ninja if you would like to be approved for access.