Hi friends, moving to https://xoxo.zone/@potentato :wave:
INTRO TO FEDERATION:
1. "mastodon" is a piece of software that runs on a server. There's a lot of servers that run it & u can follow ppl on other servers.
2. When u follow someone from another server, your server receives their toots.
3. The federated TL is all public toots that the server receives, ie all of the toots from everyone that ppl on your server follow.
4. ERGO: if u want to see more toots in the fed TL, follow + get other ppl on your server to follow ppl from other servers!
If for some reason I loose access to whatever server hosts my Mastodon handle, I need to be able to point my name elsewhere
Migrating my Mastodon handle should be as straightforward and decentralized as migrating my SMTP and MX records
Last year was a *fantastic* experience, but at the same time I know I missed some equally great stuff. It doesn't help that I don't know a lot about a lot of the speakers/artists
Does decentralization mean people on other instances can sign up with the same @ username? Can I move @potentato to another instance?
On the other hand, this seems more fully-formed than Ello did when I signed up there.
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