Soooooo – I don't want to spoil this for everyone, but how is federation gonna work if mastdodon.social is the only central hub where people will search for your known handle?
The benefit of a central platform like Twitter is that there can be no other @bascht accounts, once I registered and verified myself. Messages from @bascht and @bascht look indistinguishable to me: https://mastodon.social/@bascht/1583254
@ryanleesipes @bascht @bascht exactly! I really expect businesses or even those of us who maintain their blogs etc, to host their own instances if mastodon (and with it GNUsocial) really picks up. :) We do need one-click installs and managed hosting for it to get there through. This is too new. (this iteration at least) :)
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!