@uranther expect federation to be poor until a large social network is established. discovery will be entirely via you looking for people to follow, not FTL based.
@uranther For the most part, a little control over your little "patch of land".
And full domain blocks, which you'll need to completely shut out the scum of the fediverse if you do self-host.
Federate with ALL THE SERVERS
Make a thing for your friends
Have a silly domain
Have a serious domain
You control the theme and moderation
Probly more I dunno
You control the moderation (or maybe not if you wanna delegate)
Hosting or securing your home internet
Something along the lines of:
- "Own your damn data"
- "Do what you want"
You still need to honour DMCA and other laws of course.
@uranther I would find such a writeup interesting.
As an admin of my own (micro) instance (open to new users but created just because I wanted to):
* you get to see (and change) how things tick
* you have full editorial control as it were (you alone decide on instance level filtering or blocking if any)
* the federated timeline is more personal, like an extension of your home/followers timeline)
In short, you get to shape your own experience more fully.
RGB Forest: visual geometric jazz
Can someone explain the benefits of self-hosting a #Mastodon instance? Any write-ups on this topic?
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