There was a much more cynical monologue concerning Mastodon's future that flashed across home timeline. I decided to take a crack at a more hopeful/geeky one...
It was the dawn of the third age of Social Media – a decade or so after the twin plagues of Birdland and Facesplat were born.
The Mastodon Project was a dream, given form. Its goal: to prevent another centralized social media disaster, by creating a place where humans (continued)
where humans of all shades could work out their differences peacefully on a loose federation of systems. It's a port of call – home away from home – for geeks, activists, thinkers, and those marginalized by the centralized systems.
Representatives of every branch of humanity, wrapped in 6,500 distributed instances. . . all alone in the night.
It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for peace.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!