In a way the federation is reminiscent of the past of world wide web. The web is a network of entities and their websites connected through hyperlinks. The generation of internet users who came online after the rise of the platforms haven't been able to experience the richness of the open web. The harms of letting monopolies control individuals' attention has been well documented in recent democratic elections all over the world. Mastodon is an experience in individuality and freedom for such netizens.