ugh facebook! Great River of Profit! Just when I think I know the extent of their depravity, we find out there's another layer.
Don't get me wrong, they'd make great Ferengi. If I were running that money machine I'd sell people's information high and low.
But I'm not running it. I'm a user. And I am agast at how much access of *my* information they have giving to others. (Turns around in a huff).
So, @guinan ... how hard is it really to run a mastodon instance of your own? I'm thinking of creating one and inviting my IRL friends from facebook and elsewhere to join just to keep in touch. Note, I'm very technical but have limited patience for servers and system setups. Is it possible to run an instance in a simple way for your friends without too much hassle day to day?
Welcome to Ten Forward, a Star Trek themed Mastodon instance! For more information on what Ten Forward is in the Star Trek universe, please read this page on Memory-Alpha. The instance is not restricted to Star Trek role-play or characters. More general purpose use is welcome.