Does this point to an inherent problem with the federated approach; i.e. that every instance has to be able to handle the load of the content on all other instances it federates with?
Pardon if I’m misunderstanding something. But it seems like a big barrier to entry for new instances if e.g. an instance with 100 users has to sync the contents from 100,000 other users to work properly. As the fediverse keeps growing and the requirements to host instances keep increasing, won’t it end up where only a few instances have the money / resources to handle the load?