Looks like Artstation is next...
The thing is, all of us have used federated networks all our lives.
Telephones are federated, email is federated, the postal service is federated, telegrams and telegraphs (when they existed) were federated. People understood them and still do, as long as they've been exposed to such things.
Everyone knows you can phone anyone even if they're on a different phone company.
I think this also comes up when trying to explain Mastodon or the fediverse to a wider audience. They just have no frame of reference for this kind of stuff. "Where's the app in the App Store?" "Why do I have to choose an instance?" "What the heck's an instance?"
It's just expected that Mastodon is a startup in California somewhere, and it's got millions of dollars of VC money and bus ads saying "get it on the App Store, get it on Google Play." How could things possibly be anyway else?
@Gargron hi mastodad
@Gargron Mods are awake, post cats.
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@Gargron Wow I absolutely read that as fuckwhale 3 times before I figured out what it said I am so sorry
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