Small communities federated together using the same underlying standards feel obvious to me as the future of social. But I'm neck-deep in it and have

The silos have conditioned everyone to want maximum reach, which is always going to be harder with decentralized services. Interoperability between decentralized services is always piecemeal; see Mastodon's reliance on ActivityPub + WebFinger + other subtle heuristics. That slows any attempt to build a cohesive decentralized platform that works for everyone/every media type.


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