Soon, some venture capitalist will put $5 million into a startup that offers free fediverse accounts with unlimited storage, etc.
Unless every other instance instantly blocks such a service from Day 1, you can kiss your fediverse goodbye and say hello to a new Gmail. Once network effects kick in, they will make the rules.
It _can_ happen here but you have an opportunity to kill it before it does.
@aral @Gargron the power of the instance concept needs to be eliminated. Unless there are zero advantages to join any specific instance then large communities will congregate. Unfortunately that concept is baked into Mastodon and its forebares, we might need another iteration of the fediverse that is true p2p to order to fix the threat of centralisation.
General purpose mastodon instance