@urbanbirdbud that's alright! // instances are basically tiny pods that connect to the larger mastodonverse. everyone has to be on an instance to connect to them. for example, i'm on mastodon.social (i think you are too!) we can reach out to each other via looking ourselves up on tags.
people from all instances can interact with each other, unless an instance is blocked by another (eg. blocking pawoo.net i think? for child porn posting) we can't see their users or content that way.
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