back in January, 100000 years ago, I got a chance to talk with @darius about running friend.camp; why hometown, his fork of mastodon, is currently needed to create safer spaces; human-scaled social media; and trust networks and technology, for an interview in @logic.
we just recently released that conversation for free online. check it out!
also, I decided to create this instance after reading Darius’s runyourown.social, with the intention of creating a little community. as many folks know, that’s a lot of work to do well and having a one person instance isn’t much fun imo. also, I stood it up on Amazon and it’s both surprisingly expensive and, well, Amazon.
so, I’ve decided to shut down this instance. if you’d like to follow me, plz do! @christa. it’ll be pretty quiet since most my posts are local but follows welcome
@christa if you're looking for alternatives and decide down the road to resume a presence in this space, something a bit simpler could be to use the ActivityPub plugin within WordPress. Other things to look at could potentially be Write.as/WriteFreely. At least you're not throwing any more money at Bezos though.
jonleibowitz.social is a single-user instance!