I've run some calculations based on #Eunomia questions. Unfortunately, no easy way for me to get this information for the entire fediverse, but based on the mastodon.social database:
25% of users post in English
6.5% in Japanese
3.7% in French
3.6% in Spanish
2.7% in Russian
2.4% in German
Notably, 71 users post in "squeak"
According to @TheKinrar's instances.social service, 162,776 people were active on Mastodon in the first week of 2019 (22,459 on mastodon.social)
@Gargron 100% German here on muenchen.social😂
We'll be there.
@Gargron One day
@Gargron Looking forward to the day!
@Gargron What do you want Mastodon to be when there are that many users here? I mean, whats your vision for how a big mastodon operates?
I'd love to see more people making their own spaces and stepping out of .Socials and I'd love more poets to come here.
@CorvusRobotica The same as now, just bigger. For example, I think if every other server grew to the size of mastodon.social, while mastodon.social stayed the same, we'd be close to the goal.
@CorvusRobotica I was thinking about too hehe, but registrations are closed and I have no invite xD. Maybe ill try to find one when I finish exams
@CorvusRobotica btw, maybe a link to that account? Im curious :D
5 bots for everyone!
@Gargron Easy, just let the bots in…
@Gargron We want too !
Shall we start a crowdfounding to buy an ad ?
@dada Where would you advertise?
@Gargron I know there are some famous french websites we should be able to sell a "positive" ad.
There must be german, italian, whatever, websites too
@dada Feel free to give me a list of those sites
I am way more interested in a peer-to-peer campaign to invite people to as many instances as possible. Coordinating the messages, leaving space for individual instance creativity, and relaying these messages to non-federated networks would IMO create a sense of belonging and demonstrate a capacity to step aside of the dominant system.
"Word of mouth beats everything in terms of getting people on board, and getting people on board is good for all of us — as they say, a network is only as good as the amount of people you can talk to through it."
@Gargron Just remember the main reason why many can't switch away from #Facebook #Twitter is the "everyone I know is on there" problem; Not everybody can convince their friends and relatives to come with them to #Mastodon and don't want to lose touch. Also they can't bring their existing post history over.
My strategy is to let them know about these alts and post all the benefits of them every once in a while so they can see for themselves.
Pixelfed is working on an instagram import feature so that may be enticing
@Gargron do youmean just on mastodon or including every activityPub platform?
@valhalla I would not notice a difference
@Gargron that would be amazing. One nice thing about not being in the surveillance industrial complex is that we don’t HAVE to grow. We should def be proud of 100k+ actives just on its own.
@Gargron It took Twitter 2 years to hit 1 million. Considering you don't have any of the seed money they did, I'd say Mastodon is doing pretty damn well.
@Gargron How do you count the user base? Just mastodon.social, the entire Fediverse, just people on Mastodon instances?
@gargron can you expand on that last point
@Gargron wow, thaat’s Friggen awesome.
@Gargron How many in Esperanto?
@Gargron I've seen all the others but I don't think I've noticed any posts in Russian so far
@Gargron Estas sufiche da Esperantistoj chi tie, che Esperanto.masto.host!
(There are a fair amount of Esperantists here, on esperanto.masto.host!)
But, many pouët en #franglais, depending on leur humeur.
I see a fair bit of regex oots; !== langue 🤔
@Gargron better no stress to reach that goal. as soon as some "Leaders of the Lemmings" will move to mastodon it will get crowded here. i am unsure if that is good for this nice place .......
@Gargron squeak? Is that supposed to be a (human) language?
@GonLeKitsun No, someone messing around
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