Helpful mastodon friends, can you link me to a 101 explainer on instances and federation? Please don’t just reply with an explanation for now, I want to read something first for background and then ask more specific questions.
@codewytch Kinda old, but I think this is a pretty good explainer: https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15183128/mastodon-open-source-twitter-clone-how-to-use
@codewytch There are many things out there, and different things suit different people.
None of them really matched how I thoguht, so here's a thing wot I wrote:
@codewytch You're very welcome - happy to answer questions, but be aware I'm unpredictably AFK reasonably often.
@codewytch the Verge article is old, but the explanation of federation specifically is not outdated: https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15183128/mastodon-open-source-twitter-clone-how-to-use
if you'd prefer something SUPER TECHNICAL, you can actually look at the spec of activitypub, the current-generation protocol that the fediverse uses http://activitypub.rocks/
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