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Most Popular Mastodon Instances


One of the hard parts of getting started on Mastodon is trying to pick what instance you want to create your account on. Once created you can access the entire federated universe but much like old email addresses in the past (you know before everyone mostly uses gmail now), the server you pick will be visible after your username.

(Feel free to follow me at @sztech@awscommunity.social)

I found this site that has live aggregated results – https://instances.social/list/advanced

ServerTopicActive Users
Dec-12-2022
Active Users
Feb-12-2023
1mastodon.socialGeneral212,594139,853
2mas.toGeneral76,91338,830
3mstdn.socialGeneral70,36951,616
4mastodon.lolLGBTQ+57,23717,749
5mastodon.onlineGeneral48,36728,553
6techhub.socialTech45,82123,340
7infosec.exchangeTech (Security)29,88524,757
8fosstodon.orgTech (Open Source)27,17919,471
9hachyderm.ioTech15,91820,296
10ioc.exchangeTech (Security)15,2715,803
11ravenation.clubRavers12,0843,971
12mastodon.artArt9,7797,861
13union.placeUnions7,1661,278
14mathstodon.xyzMath6,0724,955
15mastodon.greenEnvironment5,7823,702
16awscommunity.socialTech (AWS)5,2431,855
17noc.socialTech5,1282,502
18indieweb.socialIndie4,3612,420
19toot.funami.techTech4,2551,642
20climatejustice.socialEnvironment4,1791,912
21social.linux.pizzaTech4,1522,313

I’m interesting in the growth as these social networks getting going and I’ll keep pulling new stats in from time to time. Check out a Google Sheet with more rows and columns.

Add comments if you have other servers/instances that you want added to the list/sheet.

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I'm a 35 year old UIUC Computer Engineer building mobile apps, websites and hardware integrations with an interest in 3D printing, biotechnology and Arduinos.


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