Mastodon: Now I've Got Two Problems by Gabe Weatherhead (macdrifter.com)
In what can only be called a "double turns-out", Mastodon instances can be changed in ways to not be part of the federated group. So, I guess centralized might be the only way to have a unified communication channel. Within two days I've moved from one Mastodon instance to another. I've noticed that this is somewhat common.
I did not have an easy experience on Mastodon. I am happy I did not invest too much energy into it. Is Twitter so bad that people are willing to put up with such a poor user experience on Mastodon?
Speaking as a citizen of the indieweb and not one … by AmandaAmanda (Amanda Unvarnished)
To add to all this, for me, social media, (with the exception of Mastodon and Micro.blog), has, to put it charitably, lost its luster. It’s become a chore, both personally and professionally, and the bad has finally gotten to the point where it outweighs the good for me. On a professional level, publishing criteria are getting so strict that publishing content, (especially when you’re scheduling it so as to not spend all your time staring at a social media client), has become fairly difficult, both because of the publishing rules themselves and because of the inaccessibility of scheduling services and their apps. This is most of the reason why I’m pulling the trigger and going full indieweb later this month. How the closed platforms treat their third-party developers also has some influence on my decision to pull the trigger.
Amanda, I agree, the social platform experiment has become tiring for me. My use of Facebook and Twitter have fallen off dramatically while my use of RSS feeds continues unabated. Even the act of POSSEing my content to social media is a chore. I have almost stopped doing it. And because of concerns about GDPR I no longer back feed comments and like from social silos. I disabled Brid.gy syndication to Facebook and Flickr and only occasionally syndicate to Twitter.

Avoiding syndication to social platforms has made discovery more challenging but I am hoping as the IndieWeb grows, this problem will be solved. We’ll find each other the old-fashioned “Web” way. For example, I discovered your post and your website via Chris Aldrich’s website.