@kev Good article. Being devils advocate here for a moment, I'd bet that "truly decentralized" Mastodon (or something similar) will only happen if running "your own instance" in a safe and secure manner is as easy as installing a Mastodon client app on a smartphone is, by today. We're quite a bit from that, at the moment... 😉
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