HN: "I don't think you can built a social network on $100k. You'd need at least 5 people"
@kurisu i mean..... it's true that ostatus provided some of the early adoption but like, all of mastodon was written from scratch. it's a contribution but not exactly what the HN poster was talking about
@kurisu i know? i'm not saying that. i'm saying that *the entire implementation of mastodon* is a) isomorphic to what the person on HN was talking about (in that it is a complete social network in an of itself) and b) was done entirely by gargron in less then a year
of course he didn't invent the idea of ostatus. he also didn't invent rails, or ruby, or computers, or the internet. We all build on the shoulders of the work that's come before us.
@Gargron Are you saying you are five people in a trenchcoat? That would explain the multiple names.
@gargron "hold my beer."
@Gargron Ok guys, this Mastowhatever experiment is over now, thanks for participating! 👋
@Gargron you, frantically tying toots onto pidgeons and flinging them to other users: this is actually pretty cheap tbh
@Gargron you are too cheap ;-)
@Gargron challenge accepted
@Gargron LOL just taking the users from mastodon (not the whole fediverse) and this is easily one of the most successful social networks ever. I mean, switter alone, is larger than most failed social platforms.
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