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This just has to come out. You know, thinking about Microsoft's Surface Duo or whatever, all I can think of it is that it's running Android. Why? Because hardware doesn't matter to me, not that much. Sure, RAM and CPU power matters to me, and disk space of course. But what really matters, what really tells me if I'm going to buy a device or not, is the OS! Why? Because accessibility. Android is crap at this. Google doesn't care. No OEM besides Samsung slightly, cares. And productivity is crap on Android where accessibility is concerned. It's just like the majority of open source software. If people aren't regulated to give a single crap about , or if they don't have people pushing for it, it won't just magically happen! And that's why I *have* to stick with Apple, on the phone side at least, if I want *productive* and great accessibility. Imagine if your souped up Linux box had awful graphics, and empty boxes where controls should be, and no one cared to fix it. That's accessibility right now, in Linux and Android. And because no one is actively being a solution to this, I don't care about it. So we can call Apple a great many awful things because corpses bad and Apple bad and money bad. But they allow me to use their phone pretty freaking well, and even are taking AI for accessibility seriously in their VoiceOver recognition stuff. You *cannot* say the same about Google, or even Microsoft, to the extent that Apple is. And Google isn't even trying. Microsoft is just slow and behind.

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Mastodon.host

What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.