@thegibson that's disappointing. My pitch when I am trying to get people to join is "it's social media, but without the Nazis" so it sucks to have to amend that with "except don't join the most popular instance because it has Nazis and is also defederated from everyone else. Oh, 'defederated'? That's when..."
@ajroach42 just mentioned the plain language Vint Cerf uses when talking about things. Phrases like "squirt the data up to the orbiter." We should do more of that. Using plain language, I mean.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko