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"
I want to experience Mastodon at 1 million active users (6x more than now)
@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
@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
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 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?
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!