I especially dislike business models that rely on the sales of personal information. When I was studying the impact of computer science and the Internet on human societies in college back in the early 2000's, I was doubting that anyone will ever want to give away their info in return for free services. History has taught me otherwise.
In the last couple of months I have spent a good amount of time reading, trying out, and thinking about decentralized social networks on the Internet. This post summarizes my understanding of the three different types I have come across.
I have recently built a new Mastodon instance to create an additional home for InfoSec professionals on the Fediverse. Being a new Mastodon admin, I was evaluating the different ways to get more content on the Federation Timeline. This post summarizes my experience, findings, thoughts, and possible feature requests.