I think “follow me on the fediverse” is better wording than “on Mastodon”? We are but one software that federates with others and it makes us sound centralized and hollow. The biggest thing that hyped me about masto was decentralization and the fediverse highlights that.
@sophia I've been saying both -- "Mastodon/the Fediverse", usually. Mastodon, to specifically express the culture around me and that I'd like to encorage/emulate (that people might have heard of from the media about it), and The Fediverse to give people a hook to realizing that actually, it's a big network and very flexible.
@zack @sophia already we do not say "I am on EE/BT Mobile network" but instead "my number is +44 7700 900929" (not *my* actual number, it is UK equivalent of a "555" number for TV/movies) and everyone with a telephone in most parts of the world could call/text it.
Ofc a lot of money changed hands and politics was involved for that to happen; but the "old skool" telephone network is an example of an existing/*working* federated network even if non free/still under state control in some areas!
@vfrmedia @zack @sophia This is exactly the comparison I use when I talk about federation, or how you can send e-mail to anyone from any e-mail service. I thought I'd said eexactly what @Zack says about "follow me on the internet" in my blogpost about federation, but I can't find it. Anyway, you all might find it interesting: http://blogg.forteller.net/2011/think-internet/