We're clearly in the mobile age. Having started a new job I'm given a phone number and a phone. Told to figure out the rest and then asked to email a bunch of people.
I'll also get a laptop, hopefully some time next week..
In a decentralised social media it makes sense to host yourself. That's what we decided to do. This instance is run by two nerds, mostly for the why not of it. Feel free to join, and we'll hit you up with an "Hi, who are you?".