Social networks are an important point in the history of the Internet, mainly initiated by Facebook. It is thanks to Facebook that we can share our lives with others. However, with time, social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Youtube began to introduce censorship.
There are various interesting projects that try to solve the problem of censorship, such as memo.cash (microblogging platform on Bitcoin), Steem or Fediverse network.
What is Fediverse?
Fediverse is a name for a decentralised federation network. In general, there are various types of networks of this type and you may have used them - XMPP (Jabber), Matrix, ActivityPub, OStatus and many more.
The idea is this. You are installing a website that uses some kind of protocol (the most commonly used is ActivityPub) - for example Wordpress has special plugins. Other network users, such as Mastodon, can subscribe to you and talk to you from their accounts. Accounts are very similar to emails (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). Depending on the configuration of the software, the entries of others may appear on your website.
In general, there may be an incomprehensible example, but the point is that Fediverse is not just one application (like memo.cash), but the whole network. A network of websites that talk to each other.
The network created by Fediverse is not a network like Steem. A federation is a group of users with common interests. For example, children - there may be a special federation for children that fights against content that shouldn't be viewed - such as brutality.
The issue of the agreement between servers and users. Potentially, of course, you can get a ban, but you can always create your own federation and get users on a competitive basis.
The furure is now!