About Mills

Mills is a Yarn.social Pod; a Self-Hosted, Twitter™-like Decentralised micro-Blogging platform. No ads, no tracking, your content, your data!

Technically Mills is a twtxt client in the form of a web application. You are viewing an instance of this software at Mills. Mills allows you to make small posts in a simple easy way without privacy concerns, advertising, tracking or the fear of censorship. Think of twtxt as somewhat like Twitter™ but unlike Twitter™ twtxt and Mills (a Yarn.social pod) are designed to be decentralised.

The /timeline view displays the latest posts of users on this instance. Since twtxt itself is a federated and decentralised micro-blogging format there is no “global” timeline, so you can only discover posts from users on the same instance as you are on (Mills in this case) or by searching for other twtxt feeds such as those available at feeds.twtxt.net.

There is also a search engine that crawled and scrapes the Twtxt and Yarn.social network of pods called Yarns that is available at search.twtxt.net.

This software and this instance Mills requires user registration as it both hosts your twtxt feed as well as allows you to fetch, browse, follow and read other user’s feeds or external feeds. The following is a list of features that are provided:

  • Decentralised micro-Blogging, or short-form Posts
  • Backed by the simple to read, parse and write twtxt format specification
  • Fully supports Markdown rendering including 😺 pictures!
  • Supports IndieWeb formats and WebMention

For a list of upcoming features please follow the Project Page.

For additional help on how to use twtxt and this instance Mills please see the /help page or contact /support for help. Please also see the /privacy policy for this instance.