Twitter Users Switch To Rival Platforms – Koo & Mastodon
Many people were upset that Elon Musk took over Twitter. There were threats to leave the platform. Several users are shifting to Koo & Mastodon.
Since Twitter was officially taken over by billionaire Elon Musk, a sizable portion of its members have left for other social media sites. The two platforms that have benefited the most are Mastodon and Koo.
Koo’s logo is a bird, much like Twitter’s, however it’s yellow. It permits users to make remarks using the @ or hashtag (#) symbols.
The program also gives users the option to converse rather than send a direct message by using Koo’s equivalent of a retweet, or “re-koo.”
Aprameya Radhakrishna as well as Mayank Bidawatka, both MBA (business management) graduates, formed the company Koo.
The two also founded Vokal, an audio-video knowledge-sharing website that resembles Quora.
Mastodon, a decentralized, ad-free social networking platform, reportedly has 655,000 users as of today, with a massive 230,000 new users joining in the past few weeks alone.
Mastodon, which was established about six years ago, resembles Twitter in appearance and functionality but differs from it in a number of ways.
Mastodon is not controlled by a single person or company, in contrast to other social media sites. Decentralization allows for the creation of private networks employing servers in several nations.
Visit the Communities tab on Mastodon and select a community to join to begin using the service. Some instances let anyone join, whilst others demand that you request a server invitation that must be granted by an administrator.
One of the worst criticisms of Mastodon, meanwhile, is that anyone who dared to disagree with the site administrators’ viewpoint was promptly kicked off.
Right-wing users have frequently claimed that communist moderators had infiltrated the platform.
Mastodon is the international alternative to Twitter, but Koo, the Indian version, is once more making headlines.
Last week, the Indian social networking firm announced that it had reached 50 million downloads.
The business said that it has noticed a big increase in the amount of time and engagement people were spending on the app. Currently, 10 different languages are offered.
According to WION, some users have voiced their concerns ever since Musk claimed that Twitter will charge $8 for the blue tick verification symbol.
Although many people had intended to abandon the platform after Musk took control, the introduction of a monthly subscription seemed to be the tipping point.
Musk has reportedly delayed the launch of his paid membership plan until after the US mid terms, according to a number of reports.