As a longtime fan of Mastodon (the federate social media service, I feel, is the best chance to pry back the promises of social media from the control of corporations) is experiencing a boom in membership from the uncertainty that Twitter is experiencing currently. For the brief times that I’d been active on Twitter, I’d almost always used the iOS app Tweetbot by TapBots. MacRumors is now reporting that the company is currently beta testing a Mastodon client. I’m looking forward to this going live and it may increase my Mastodon usage, which currently I’d describe as “irregularly, casually checking the account, and almost never actually posting anything”.