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Here's a blog post from last year from Nolan Lawson, developer of Pinafore. In it, he succinctly explains what Mastodon is, how "instances" work, the Fediverse, and why Mastodon philosophically is not, and will never be, the birdsite.
It's an enthusiastic but ultimately realistic overview, and I think it's a great starting point for recent arrivals who are still trying to make sense of it all. https://nolanlawson.com/2017/10/23/what-is-mastodon-and-why-is-it-better-than-twitter/