I’m getting a lot of Usenet deja-vues when looking at the Mastodon architecture. A collection of servers that create a shared space for communication.

I like it. It should be this way: independent of a single operator.

But it’s hard to pull off the scaling and the abuse management. The Usenet Death Penalty (UDP) seems to have been built in and actually being used to keep misbehaving servers from ruining the experience for everybody.

Anyway, I’m, let’s see if this link works as validation.