Curious how this will evolve. It seems we're all treating Mastodon like a centralized Twitter, just using decentralized generic nodes to access it. Maybe community-specific nodes should be more prevalent? That lends more meaning to the local vs global streams, and aligns with the fact your global username includes your local node as identifying and meaningful information.
@ennenine yep I think that's exactly what will happen. Smaller instances will niche off, largest ones will be general purpose and either proactively merge, although still across servers, but be seen as a "core instance".
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