The web was great. Then power snowballed and centralized.
This is why I like federation.
The bar to host isn't super high, so network operators can be shepherds to small flocks of users. It's personal, and the low barrier to entry means anyone can pick a new operator (or become their own)
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!