I wrote an article about why I'm excited for a flourishing of vastly different decentralized social networks that can all (kind of) talk to each other.
@darius it's that last paragraph that really excites me. Totally different software for users with different needs and preferences!
@darius this article is super cute.
"the federation" was actually different then "the fediverse"
this image is old and sorta wrong now too since everything is converging but "the federation" was originally meant as a term for diaspora and the fediverse for ostatus based software like gnu social. mastodon since adopted activitypub but was already part of the "fediverse" so now fediverse refers to activitypub and ostatus (but still not really diaspora) though all these things change quickly.
@darius also you probably know all this I am just ranting into the void
Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!