Open Collective
Open Collective

vmst•io is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in interacting with respectful people.


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Transparent and open finances.

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$312.65 USD

Total income

$312.65 USD

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Estimated annual budget

$367.60 USD


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Your social media feed should be filled with what matters to you most, not what a corporation thinks you should see. Mastodon is radically different social media, back in the hands of the people. Mastodon treats you like a person, not a product.

No tracking. No advertising.

This Open Collective funds the continued operation of the Mastodon instance

But Mastodon isn’t just the domain, or a single a website—it is a federation (think Star Trek 🖖) Nearly 4,000 independent communities (and growing) running Mastodon form a coherent network, where while every instance is different, each one is part of the whole. Mastodon is built on open standards, using sustainable technologies (i.e. no blockchain) that have powered the web for decades.

Thanks to the network's spread out and independent nature there are more moderators who you can approach for personal help, and servers with strict codes of conduct. It also has tools to help you manage your usage, limit notifications, and control your experience. Mastodon comes with effective anti-abuse tools to help protect yourself.

Mastodon is also part of a larger system of ActivityPub powered sites that can all interact together. There are millions of users across nearly 9,000 ActivityPub powered sites. Some like Mastodon, some more like other video and picture sharing social media sites you're used to on the Internet. But without lock-in, without making you the product.

You can even use ActivityPub to power commenting and interacting to posts from on your own blog!