It feels to me that all communities have a "goldilocks size" – not too small, not too big. Part of what appeals to me with Mastodon is the ability to host your own community and then federate? I don't actually know how federation works.
@chuck Great post. Eventually I'll want to learn how it all works on a protocol level, but this is a good overview. Thanks!
here's a good overview of that time and surrounding landscape.
The federated timeline is all the accounts followed by accounts on your instance. Takes a bit to get used to but it's sort of similar to looking at everyone's profile on tw to see what they also see.
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!