I think I'm starting to really get Mastodon after looking at m.sprovoost.nl and himk.am vs bitcoinhackers.org. Each instance doesn't need 1000s or millions of users to be succesful (aka network affects). It can be as small as hosting a couple friends and strangers. The data resides there but can interact with virtually any unblocked federation instance.
@hanakookie Yeah, I realize if you have too few "Local" will barely have posts. "Federated" maybe too much. Harder to find people to follow so "Home" has a good feed. Would be interesting to have local be a federations of a handful of instances.
@Clashicly it just takes time. We can promote decentralizing from here without breaking the continuity of the feed. Just have to follow and get follows from as many as possible. Then export to another instance.
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