I get that the idea is for us to host our own data (or store it someplace) but then it gets shared… Where?
I’ve read a good explanation of this somewhere but can’t currently find the link. It goes something like this:
You put a picture in your pod, to which one of your ‘friends’ adds a comment. You reply to that comment and a ‘second friend’ then also adds a different comment.
The picture, and all the comments, are linked by their url’s and appear on your screen together just as they would currently appear on Facebook. BUT your picture is always physically in your pod, your friend’s comment is always physically in their pod, and your second friend’s comment is always physically in your second friend’s pod.
This is similar to the way most websites work now. You view the site on your own phone or computer screen, but the content of the screen is not physically in your phone. The screen is comprised of different pieces of information contained in different places within a single database on a single server somewhere. In the solid scenario, the single screen display draws the same different pieces of information, but each piece of information is contained in different pods on different servers.