Users are claiming to leave Twitter over their disagreements with Musk and switching to a decentralized (federated) alternative called Mastodon.

I played around with Mastodon in 2017, and my reviews were fairly negative. It was slow, inconsistent, and had a worse user experience than Twitter. However, I think the product makes interesting trade-offs relevant today in the context of other domains, i.e., crypto.

Some observations

Decentralize vs. centralization is a trade-off and brings a new set of problems in exchange for solving a different set.  It's an interesting experiment to see where users land.