Non-federated instances are a feature, not a bug
Sometimes, you just want to connect to your peers, and only your peers. Being able to do so without accidentally the world is a good thing; compare randos dropping into mentions on the bird site.
Or, better yet: imagine a neighborhood instance, where people from a certain geographical are coordinate stuff.
Different usecases, different needs to federate
@Rushyo Plus, I think there's other ways to mitigate fakes, but they require a certain level of public awareness. News sites could run their own instances, so if Tom Brokaw isn't tooting from @email@example.com, you know they're a fake. An instance could host celeb accounts and offer verification services, so the domain is the validation, not some checkmark. It's a different way of thinking about social networking, but probably a healthier/more sustainable one in the long run.
@necrobuffalo CONDENSATION FOR THE CONDENSATION LORD
LIDS FOR THE LID LICH
Sorry. In the absence of @god_tributes over here I had to do *something* about that gap.
Remember when #Twitter had #RSS / #Atom feeds for all users? Wasn't that great? Well, #Mastodon and any other #Fediverse server has that too. And it's here to stay, since the protocol is based on this.
Here's mine, for example: https://mastodon.social/users/rysiek.atom
Now you can use your favorite RSS reader to read my toots. I know, right?
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