Google now has an official Mastodon account, nonetheless it is not what you assume

one extra (small) win for the Fediverse

With Elon Musk now heading up Twitter, one among many biggest social media apps (properly, not decrease than beforehand), and usually wreaking havoc, many prospects are wanting for an alternate. one among many strongest candidates to draw consideration has been Mastodon, a decentralized social community composed of a quantity of, “federated” independently-run servers that will join with every utterly different. The sticking level with it proper now’s maybe the identical impediment dealing with every up-and-coming social community on the market — adoption. however now Google, out of all firms, is getting started with a Mastodon presence.


Earlier this week, we started noticed posts from a Mastodon account that belongs to Google. notice our wording, although: that may not Google’s predominant social presence, however as a alternative, a mannequin new house for the Google Search Liaison account. There’s an official Search Liaison account that is current on one among many predominant Mastodon cases,, as properly as to 1 for Google’s Public Liaison for Search, Danny Sullivan. It seems to be like each accounts are going all-in, even — their bios direct people to observe them on Mastodon for “the most latest updates,” and tweets notice they’re “cross-posted from Mastodon.”

whereas that is a reasonably enchancment for Mastodon’s believers, it additionally would not primarily imply Google is full-on adopting Mastodon. whereas the agency may even be involved about Twitter imploding all by way of the subsequent few weeks, it would not look desire it is shifting away from the platform simply but. nonetheless, the fact that a multi-billion-dollar agency is establishing an official presence on Mastodon is encouraging for the platform’s prospects. we’d sure should see extra Google accounts over there to be extra assured about this, although, which, inside the imply time, we do not have.

if you happen to want to protect up with the most latest developments on Google Search, then it is a great suggestion to observe this account on Mastodon — it sure seems to be like that’ll be its predominant place now.

In utterly different semi-associated information, do you understand Android Police has a Mastodon too? Go observe us there if you happen to made the soar from Twitter. We’re no Google, however we’re (often) cool, too.


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