@switchingsocial @mastohost Although I value how you try to spread the use of mastodon, masto.host doesn't seem in any way a decentralized system.
It goes against the decentralization principle of mastodon.
Not saying masto.host is bad, just saying it doesn't help diversity a lot, rather it centralizes a bunch of mastodon instances into one host.
@mastohost @yimo @switchingsocial Still decentralized in terms of not owned and operated by a single for-profit company. Regarding hosting and related services, many, many folks are gonna, at one point, be using DigitalOcean, or OVH, and Amazon, and Cloudflare and the likes, and they're probably better off that way—and safer!
As for server hosting companies like DigitalOcean and the like, I don't oppose them, but I still believe you're better off having the server self-hosted. Probably not a budget choice for a lot, including me. But if you can I think it's a big relief.
This discussion is interesting
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