Simon Willison’s Weblog


Notes on using a single-person Mastodon server. Julia Evans experiences running a single-person Mastodon server (on—the same host I use for my own) pretty much exactly match what I’ve learned so far as well. The biggest disadvantage is the missing replies issue, where your server only shows replies to posts that come from people who you follow—so it’s easy to reply to something in a way that duplicates other replies that are invisible to you.