@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.
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