mastodon is not just a server (and why that's not necessarily a good thing) https://ktn.fyi/blog/posts/20190208-mastodon-is-not-just-a-server by @kity
The post is about the current trend of having "specialized" AP servers rather than the dream of general, extensible ones where you can swap out frontends using the client-to-server API. Happy to hear more people talking and thinking about this!
Inspired by @kity's blogpost here's a topic over at socialhub.network about it: https://socialhub.network/t/general-ap-clients-and-servers/353
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more