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i wrote a blog post about what mastodon is. i know that it's a tired genre, but i think that i did a good job of explaining it in an easy-to-approach way. please read and share!
blog.rowan.website/2018/01/08/

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@rowan good article - in case you are curious telephones work in the same way email/Internet/Mastodon does, except there are various mappings of telephone numbers to network routing codes for mobile operators and mobile and fixed operators agree to exchange traffic over their networks in various other ways including VOIP (they are complex-if you are *really* curious you can look on ITU or ETSI website ). The main difference is payment for usage costs is expected at various points.