I'm tired of gushing about Mastodon a thousand times in a thousand places, so I wrote a post to summarize some info about it for folks who are *possibly* interested.
It covers the what/why/how as well as clearing up some misconceptions and whatnot.
It is meant to be educational and informative about what the heck "Mastodon" and "the Fediverse" is. If you know someone who might be interested, consider sending this their way!
Hope this helps!