In case you missed it, there's a non-technical explanation of federation/decentralisation on

It's aimed at people who have no prior knowledge. If you know someone who is confused by how a decentralised platform works (for example Mastodon compared to Twitter), you might want to send them this link.


Yes, that's a really great one, and you get the analogy of different domain name addresses too.

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Mastodon is open to all users and federates with most instances.

🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.