there's an interesting, non-technical social dynamic in the fediverse. the existence of federated islands of users, not all of which even run mastodon, encourages certain kinds of social grouping aligned to interests. membership also becomes, i think, an expression of identity. i wonder what that says, then, about those of us who run our own single user instances? 😀

@toddsundsted Hasn't this always been true to a degree? VHosts on IRC, vanity email forwards, or grabbing a subdomain from a friend's cool domain and pointing it to whatever webspace you could scramble together.
On the other hand, is it so different than having your blog on your domain over going to Medium?