We get it, Twitter Left You
Twitter was a great place to connect with fans of Japanese media and content creators, although with it’s drawbacks. Life was great.
On October 28, a certain billionaire decided to buy Twitter and run it into the ground in record time.
We have an alternative.
Looking for an Alternative to Twitter?
Sakurajima is an ecosystem consisting of Mastodon, Calckey, and our Xenforo Forums, which allows you to connect with other Anime/Manga/Video Game/Japanese Media Fans and Bloggers in a non-toxic and inclusive space free from hate, harassment, and extremist ideologues.
Your gateway to the Japanese-Media Fandom and Creator Fediverse Space
The Fediverse is a decentralized social network that uses ActivityPub, an open standard to communicate between software that implements the standard through Federation. The Fediverse is not just Mastodon, but other apps that uses ActivityPub like Misskey, Calckey, Akkoma, Pixelfed, WordPress (with plugin), and more
Sakurajima provides a choice of a Mastodon and a Calckey server, giving users a choice to get into an Japanese Media focused and creator (Blogging, Podcasting, Art, Video, Live Streaming, etc) space, without the trolls, intolerant people, and extremists,
What is Mastodon?
Mastodon is an open source social network platform that works like Twitter. However, it’s decentralized, meaning you can join any server and follow anyone from other servers, as long the instance doesn’t block access to that instance.
Mastodon instances are usually independently owned, not by any corporation or some egotistical millionaire. You are in full control of your data.
Our Mastodon instance is sakurajima.moe
What is Calckey?
Calckey is a fork of Misskey, which is an open source decentralized Social Networking Software from Japan that uses ActivityPub, which can interact with Mastodon and other Fediverse software. Calckey adds additional features (full migration (including post importing), Mastodon API compatibility, and more,
Calckey provides features that Mastodon currently doesn’t have yet such as full search (of known posts), quote posts, groups and more.
Calckey may be easier for users who used Twitter before. It’s because Misskey takes a lot of inspiration from Twitter, including the User Experience.
Our Calckey instance is sakurajima.social
We Also Have Internet Forums
If the Fediverse isn’t your thing, we also have a forum community as well.
Sakurajima has a bunch of features that makes it a better alternative to Twitter
Note: Asterisk indicates that this feature only applies to Mastodon.
Trusted and Safe
Unlike the Birdsite and Bluesky, Sakurajima has strict moderation to make our online space safe and inclusive for everyone. We fully comply with the Mastodon Covenant to moderate both our Mastodon and Calckey servers against hate speech, harassment, and unpleasant materials, ensure the server is safely backed up when something goes wrong so nobody loses data, and make sure technical issues are resolved when the owner is not online.
In an event we have to shut down our services permanently (which we hope never happens), we will give three months notice for everyone to find a new server, download their user data and move to another server.
We have been around since Elon bought the Birdsite in late October 2022 and we have content creators using the platform along with fans of Japanese media. In addition, we also receive some financial support to keep our servers running for the long term. This should give everyone confidence the long term longevity of our platforms.
While we allow most types of content, there are some rules users are expected to follow to keep our place safe for everyone.
Autosharing Posts On Mastodon Tutorial↗
Own an Anime Blog and don’t know how to autoshare your blog posts on Mastodon. This tutorial will help you.
Auto Post to Mastodon ↗
Run a self-hosted WordPress blog or have a WordPress.com plan that support plugins. You can automatically share your posts on your Anime Blog with this plugin.
Third Party Clients↗
There are third party clients for Mastodon you can use on this instance.
We do not rely on ads or funding from hedge funds and billionaires. While optional, you can support us by donating through Paypal, Ko-fi, or Patreon to keep the service running and free for everyone to use.
Stay up to date to any updates to our instance.
It’s True, Sakurajima Social, a Sister Server is now Here (sort of)
After much thinking, I think it was best to create another instance to make it easier for people on the fence about moving from Twitter to Mastodon to have an alternative. Some of the reasons why some might not move over from the birdsite to Mastodon is because they find it intimidating. We have a …
Instance Updates – Apr 7, 2023
It’s been a while since I provided an instance update since a lot has happened. After our instance and our friends at Urusai social got attacked by alt-right trolls, I have to beef of moderation. We have some volunteers come up and help me with the moderation. The moderation team can be seen on the …
March 2023 Instance Updates – Mistakes Were Made, but Also a Learning Experience
With that, I want to briefly summarize what happened in the past week. Yes, mistakes were made, and I unintentionally put a target on my back. However, moderation is new as it wasn’t put up to the test now. I never moderated a community before, so there are going to be some mistakes made. I …