wait so why do some posts from people I follow (who are on another instance) not show up in my home?

It's also weirdly wholesome here with some 2008-era twitter where everyone's just saying "Hi!" and starting conversations with strangers and my irony poisoning can't handle it.

I understand the /concept/ of the federated timeline but it seems to be just a bunch of japanese memes I don't understand

Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!