As far as I remember, I have joined Mastodon just because it’s free software. I found a post about one of Mastodon instances on a Facebook group, but I decided to sign up on another instance (this one was out-of-date).
I have tried diaspora* when I was like 11 yo, so Mastodon wasn’t my first decentralized social network, but I don’t even know what pod it was… Mastodon gained my attention because of its modern UI and community. I don’t like most of the mainstream social media because of several reasons, so using better alternatives is probably the best way to make them more popular…
The community and the fact that I’m somehow able to control my account by creating my own instance with my own rules. (right now I don’t think that I need one)
my English sucks