This is an area which many of the people, even prominent people, complain about, some says that these instances create confusion!
My QN is are you confused with Gmail and Yahoo mail?
You are too much used to Twitterverse & you expect a single server.
Here it work differently
In Twitter's centralised world, you can be identified by your "username"
Same is the case is with Facebook.
But here your ID is
Exactly like email, ie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here my ID is email@example.com
My instance name is also needed to identify
So if people are complaining that this is so complicated and confusing in comparison with Twitter, let me ask you one question.
Are you confused with various email addresses with different service providers?
Is it necessary all should have same domain address to communicate?
So it is your choice to join which instance, a large instance or a small instance or a special community instance or general instance.
But that choice is not going to curtail your freedom to follow people from other instances or getting followers from other instances.
@jamewils Great posts! Keep it up! 💪
@stux Thank you friend 🥰
@jamewils good comparison. People are familiar with email. We should use email to explain federation of Mastodon to Twitter users.
Useful information, especially to spread around Tw****r.
Content and presentation is very similar to @savjee's excellent video, which could also be shared to explain things to newbies too:
@jamewils does it matter which instance you join? Will the experience be different for different instances?
@jamewils That one is a little outdated. Many errors 😢
@jamewils So how can we create our own instance and run with our own rules?
@jamewils Gab is the biggest instance with 10+lakh members, but
huge potential... as there can be separate servers for focused platforms like linkedin on mastodon itself.
ആദ്യം നിങ്ങൾ അറിഞ്ഞിരിക്കേണ്ടത് മാസ്റ്റോഡൺ ഒരു വികേന്ദ്രീകൃത സോഷ്യൽ മീഡിയ പ്ലാറ്റ്ഫോമാണ്.
ട്വിറ്ററിൽ നിന്നോ ഫേസ്ബുക്കിൽ നിന്നോ ഉള്ള അടിസ്ഥാന വ്യത്യാസം അതാണ്.
ഒരു വികേന്ദ്രീകൃത ശൃംഖല, അതിനർത്ഥം എല്ലാ ശക്തിയും ഉള്ള ഒരു കേന്ദ്ര ഗ്രൂപ്പില്ല.
ഇവിടെ ഇത് #ഫെഡിവേഴ്സ് ആണ്
@jamewils Also encourage people to use tags for all important threads, otherwise it will be difficult to search them later. Because mastodon excludes toots which we haven't involved in search results
@jamewils Great post. I have posted link to this thread on my FB page
@jamewils hey james . what if do not sign up for any instance , so what will be my default instance .. this will limit me to a small reach ?
@jamewils Thank you! This post really helps explain things. I signed up for several different instances thinking I needed that to navigate, but this helped me realize that is not necessary. Time to do some account cleanup!
@jamewils Great thread, Sir! Thanks!
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