Home / Software & Service News / The coder who built Mastodon is 24, fiercely independent, and doesn’t care about money

The coder who built Mastodon is 24, fiercely independent, and doesn’t care about money

TwitterFacebook

Mastodon, that giant cartoon mammal that’s been rampaging across the internet this week, is not the product of a Silicon Valley start-up.

Instead, the social networking app that’s been touted as a potential Twitter-killer is the brainchild of a 24-year-old recent college grad hellbent on disrupting the way we think about social networking.

As the wildly popular service’s German-born founder Eugen Rochko said Thursday via the gamer chat service Discord, it aims to operate on a “different paradigm” to established sites.

Mastodon, named for the extinct animal and not the metal band despite Rochko being a fan of the band and progressive metal, was announced on Hacker News in October. “I decided to give this a go,” Rochko said during the late-night call.  Read more…

More about Profile, Twitter, Mastodon, Social Network, and Tech
Click Here For Original Source Of The Article

About Ms. A. C. Kennedy

Ms. A. C. Kennedy
My name is Ms A C Kennedy and I am a Health practitioner and Consultant by day and a serial blogger by night. I luv family, life and learning new things. I especially luv learning how to improve my business. I also luv helping and sharing my information with others. Don't forget to ask me anything!

Check Also

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft's AI Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday. Aside from announcing AI smarts for a range of software -- from Bing to Office 365 -- the tech titan is also ramping up its Seeing AI app for iOS, which uses computer vision to audibly help blind and visually impaired people to see the world around them. According to Microsoft, it's nabbed 100,000 downloads since its launch in the US earlier this year, which convinced the tech titan to bring it to 35 countries in total, including the EU.

It's also getting a bunch of new features. The app now boasts more currency recognition, adding British pounds, US dollars, Canadian dollars, and Euros to its tally. Going beyond the color in a scene, it can also spot the color of specific objects, like clothes. Plus, it's no longer restricted to just short printed text, with handwriting recognition now part of its skill set. You can also customize the voice that it uses to speak its observations out loud, and set how fast it talks.

Finally, a musical light detector alerts you to the light in an environment with an audible tone -- Microsoft claims the tool will save users from having to touch a hot bulb or LED battery to check if it's on. Despite the big update, there's still no word on an Android launch.

Source: Microsoft

css.php