I was interviewed for Marketplace today about running your own social network site! You can catch me on NPR stations today or just listen/read here:
Oh my god - Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music is still about (back? updated?), and is no longer a Flash app!
I spent a stupid amount of time exploring this back in the dark times of the early 2000s.
If anybody is interested, it’s actually super duper easy to host your own instance through masto.host . It’s a little bit of work to get started but really easy after
Go to their site, check out their different plans. The cheapest is like $8 / month & that’s definitely more than enough for a single user instance and even a few more. Here’s a blog post kind of explaining how their plans work since it’s not exactly just “how many users can this handle”
(Never have to lose my baby in the crowd.
I should be laughing right now.)
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!