@nicolejensen it's decentralised. We are on the 'main' server but anyone can run a Mastodon server and conversations and accounts federate between them.

So if I'm on 'mastodon.social' and my friend is on 'mastodon.ru', if I follow that friend their posts will end up on my feed.

The idea is that if a a server goes down (or a government blocks one) then the network can continue, more or less.

So you'll see people from other servers with different URLs.

What's with all the different URLs/addresses? I don't understand the tech behind Mastodon yet.

Shit. When there's nothing to share on a new network, the pressure to be originally funny and entertaining explodes. It's like 2008 again.

Which, really, was the golden age of personal social media and blogging. Before all these braaaaaands...

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