@Tryphon a little research would have also found XMPP, OStatus, Diaspora, Wave, Zot, Matrix, and others, as well as a multitude of #blockchain social networks, and the corpses of Appleseed, OneSocialWeb, Tent, OpenBook, and many others. Speaking as someone who's been researching all this for my blog and fediverse.party for years, it's an incredibly confusing space for newcomers, even those with years of web dev experience.
@strypey fair enough. Still a bit sad to see so much duplicated/wasted effort.
@Tryphon is Wales actually doing a federated project though?
@strypey I guess not. So a non-federated waste of time?