Currently investigating both GNU Social and Mastodon for a small local instance and although Mastodon wins quite Cleary to me on UX it does lack a couple of features I would like and these are events and polls. I’ve had a look through the Github and couldn’t spot anything so I assume Mastodon doesn’t have anything like the events and polls feature on GNU Social but is there any support for plugins?? Hope someone can point me in the right direction if there is.
Is https://gettogether.community/ relevant? (“Meetup” service). If not directly, perhaps ask them if they would be interested in (discussing/adding/implementing) your idea?
Polls is also very much needed. That one should be implemented around user profiles, userpoints and Reputation Management, though. That is needed if #Mastodon wants to help out as a grassroots democracy communication platform. If you are interested in that with a long term strategic focus, please get in touch with me.
This does look relevant but I guess I was looking for something that contained all the features in one system. having people login to different sites is extra hurdle to get people to move away from the existing social media platforms. I guess Twitter doesn’t have a events feature but it does have polls.
Do not get me wrong @kuliand but IMHO you cannot compare GNU Social with Mastodon the functionality and target audience is very different. If you are looking for features like events and polls I would take a closer look at e.g. Friendica or if you want even more features Hubzilla - but I would recommend Friendica it got a larger user base and its more user friendly. On the other hand Diaspora* is a nice plattform too.
IMO Hubzilla is more user friendly than Friendica.