@bobjinx This explains why I don't understand most of what is coming over the federated stream nowadays.
@Maniactive Yes, I do think that will happen at least a little. I would rather this be true than have somebody censoring which instances were allowed to join the federation though!
I've been having fun telling friends about mastodon 🤓🤓 Here's an analogy I use to explain it: If you have an email address with gmail you can still email your friends who have a yahoo address, right? But twitter, facebook, snapchat, etc are different bc you can only reach ppl on the same service. Mastodon is open like email. Mastodon kinda looks like twitter but it's more open & less centralized--you can msg ppl across mastodon servers & you could even run your own mastodon server
@chaeseco when the account (bot) follows you from another instance, it causes your toots to be sent over there via federation. The bot exists to bridge instances.
What do you think the odds are that #mastodon will implement some sort of global nickname catalog? Instances could opt-in to a single namespace.
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