Event starts: January 31, 2023 4:00 pm
Event finishes: February 1, 2023 5:00 pm
Online / in person: Online event
Pricing: Free
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About the event

Activists protest TwitterSocial Movement Technologies is holding the training event Mastodon: How-to for activists, organizations, movements and journalists – over two sessions in on Jan 31st and Feb 1st, 2023, at 4pm Brussels time on both days.

In session 1, we cover:

  • Recommendations on how to select the right instance (Mastodon server) for your needs
  • How to find and activate your people on Mastodon
  • Strategic considerations on how to approach it in relation to your Twitter account
  • A workflow for building Mastodon into your activist pipeline, including the use of hashtags, lists, direct messaging and more
  • Key differences between Mastodon and Twitter features that impact how we might want to use the tool
  • Cultural protocols on the platform
  • Several extensions and nifty tools that we think are especially useful

Session 2 is an advanced session for movements and organizations exploring setting up their own Mastodon community site. Guests will include groups that have done so sharing important considerations.

This training is a collaboration between Open Rights Group and SMT. If you have experience and are willing to share, it’s welcome!

Times & timezones:

Sessions will be run from Brussels:

Jan 31, 2023 04:00 PM
Feb 2, 2023 04:00 PM

Find your timezone:
7:00 a.m. – Los Angeles
10:00 a.m. – New York
3:00 p.m. – London
4:00 p.m. – Brussels
5:00 p.m. – Gaza
6:00 p.m. – Nairobi
8:30 p.m. – Mumbai

Further information

Event timezone: UTC +1: Central European time
Organiser email: [email protected]
Posted: January 19, 2023