Mastodon is an open source alternative to large social media platforms like Twitter/X, Facebook, …

Since it’s federated and self-hostable, there’s a large amount of available instances, which can be chosen instead by modifying base_url.

We use their official API for searching, but unfortunately, their Search API forbids pagination without OAuth.

That’s why we use for finding posts, which doesn’t support searching for users, accounts or other types of content on Mastodon however.