This is nice: https://berk.es/2022/11/08/fediverse-inefficiencies/
yep, that piece is great, and that comparison with gardening/food is excellent!
One interesting side-effect is that the energy profile of the fediverse is likely far worse than that of a highly centralized system
The mammoth server farms of big tech have actually been getting more and more efficient every year ...
Tons of distributed instances can't get those scaled efficiencies
Not a showstopper, but just occurred to me reading that
A small group of people who remember when social media was more social, and less media.