. Are there servers somewhere that assist in making the application available?

If so, do they store the content, or do they merely assist in making connections? Could you make connections without the assistance of a server?

 

Who’s in charge of keeping those servers running, providing them with electricity, and so on?

 Do you need an account to post content? To receive it? How much information about yourself do you need to give up in order to participate?

 

Who’s allowed to post content, and of what sort? Is this an egalitarian medium, or one in which only a few people speak and the vast majority only listen?

 

What happens “under the hood?” Is there a flow of information that you can

describe in general terms, or does something so mysterious happen that it

might as well be magic?