It's so beautiful to see masses of people switch to Mastodon / the fediverse. Big hope feels.

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@Gargron okai temme... where do u get the name mastodon and toot

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@DILIPDRAVID The name Mastodon comes from a prehistoric animal, which is a fluffy elephant essentially. There is a band called Mastodon which is where I learned about this animal from.

The word toot comes from the Mastodon community. There was a long period when things were called just "publish" and "status" and people were coming up with different things to call them.

@Gargron wow.. interesting.. and thanks for sharing๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ mastodon๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

@Gargron @DILIPDRAVID - good to know and thank you for sharing . Do you ever see #toots becoming #trumpets someday ๐Ÿ˜

@vijaya @DILIPDRAVID No, because of association with a certain president ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

@Gargron @vijaya @DILIPDRAVID Dunno if you have Ancestors:The Humankind Odyssey it's a game but many people have made a series of it. It gives all scientific names of people. I did see mastodon in there as well :)

@Gargron @vijaya @DILIPDRAVID I actually learnt a lot from seeing the game, for e.g. before homo sapiens, there were homo erectus, lucy and the others way before. Almost 8-10 species between ape to man evolution. Was pretty instructive :)

@Gargron @DILIPDRAVID but mate you can put a easy name like crowler, parrotic ๐Ÿค”

Essentially "a fluffy elephant" ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜

@kshitijsrivastava Theyโ€™re related but itโ€™s a different species

@Gargron ohh..cool, had just started to read about them on wikipedia ๐Ÿ˜„Nice trivia.

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