Another thing that new users may not realize is that your Mastodon account isn't limited to following other Mastodon accounts. Mastodon uses a common open source protocol called ActivityPub, and can interact with other services that use that same protocol. Pleroma, for example, or PeerTube, or PixelFed. It's like being able to subscribe to Instagram or YouTube from your Twitter account.
What will Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter mean for content moderation and user safety and security? Here’s what we think: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/04/twitter-has-new-owner-heres-what-he-should-do