Another footnote for this blog post is that I used the 300,000 number because that is what is used as justification for concerns about effective centralization.
As the mastodon.social frontpage will reveal to you, there are only about 22,000 people here on a monthly basis. But I didn't want to make the blog post about that. That's a whole topic in itself.
@Gargron I can only guess that the active number of people coincide with people using the mastodon.social server to test it out, and understanding how Mastodon works, and then either leaving it altogether or finding a new instance to call home. Just saying decentralized creates a lot of confusion, and is something easier to learn by experiencing I think.
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!