@brandon Thanks! :> I'm not entirely sure where I first discovered Mastodon. I heard it namedropped here and there on articles and podcasts. I also saw it some time ago on privacytools.io!
What finally made me want to check it out was the Gnu World Order podcast, because the host @klaatu is on here!
FOSStodon as an instance just sounded most appealing to me from the federated list on joinmastodon.org!
I think your introduction to Mastodon has been the longest I've heard of. A lot of others tell me something along the lines of having suddenly heard of it on reddit and joined right away.
I suppose not having social media at all is what kept ya ;)
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.