Author: pyratebeard <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 22:30:05 +0000
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+## the land before time
+The history of the Internet is a fascinating story. In the relatively short time it has been around, dating back to the 1960s, it has become one of the greatest technological achievements in human history. It wasn't until the early 1990s and the birth of the World Wide Web (WWW) that things really took off, and since then has grown to effect many aspects of the modern world.
+These days a lot of "the internet" is centralised on a few social media sites or apps, a number of these owned by the same companies. Back when the internet was starting to spread if you wanted to be a "content creator" (cringe) you had to run a website yourself, probably even hosted from your home. You could also go looking for forums, bulletin board systems (BBS), Usenet groups, or other locations which were of interest to you.
+## you can't take the sky
+The Internet began decentralised, free from central control and ownership. This is good for the Internet and the WWW.
+## no power in the 'verse
+While decentralising data is good for the reasons above, having the content you want to consume spread out so far can become too much. That is where federation comes in.