What is the Fediverse?

Because all the servers are independent and linked only by open standards, the Fediverse itself cannot be bought or sold. This protects it from any nasty billionaires or corporations trying to take it over.

Anyone can set up their own Fediverse server (also known as an “instance”), and it lets them follow anyone else on the Fediverse, including people on completely different servers. This gives homegrown social networks the best of both worlds: independence within a massive global community.