The fediverse, short for federated universe, is a network of open-source social networks, like Threads, Mastodon, and Pixelfed, that are interconnected yet independent.

When you’re part of the fediverse, it doesn’t matter which platform you share to; the posts get distributed to the whole ecosystem. However, since the fediverse is decentralized, there isn’t one company that owns your data, sets the rules, or keeps your followers within a walled garden.