Takeaway after using Mastodon for a few days: Federated social media is the future. The mass exodus from the birdsite this month shows that people are hungry to use tech that is not corporately owned.
But don’t expect free services to protect your data. Invest in a website where you have control of the content. From your home page, reach out through the fediverse to discover new worlds. Oh, and back up your data.
– From a 20-year IT professional