@nwl nice! your own Mastodon instance
... and forgot to thank @nwl for it :thumbsup:
to answer my own question this post provides all the context i was looking for and more! but i hope the premise of the article ends up being wrong:
for a SW person i've been completely ignorant of what's going on in #decentralized web stuff for years. can someone please point me to a current picture of the landscape? are there pieces that fit with this and say, #diaspora or tox.chat, #blockchain, #hyperledger? #p2p #opensocial #openid blah blah
in a previous life i was http://twitter.com/vasil9v
Generalistic and moderated instance.