Mastodon has potential. It can be easy to use and there are clearly a lot of people trying it right now. But its weaknesses are glaring. It’s more project than product. Unless someone buys the code off Rochko today and consolidates this mess ASAP, it can’t survive.Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
This article is from 2017 and has aged like a piece of fruit.
There’s a lot to unpack here but, most importantly, the article is riddled with inaccuracies and misunderstandings about how Mastodon and the network of instances actually work. It’s no wonder he had so much trouble.
Hilariously, he’s since decided to give Mastodon another shot.