Yesterday's stats: 3,007 alive Mastodon servers, 3,116,319 registered Mastodon users, 478,046 active Mastodon users
@Gargron Without the context, suddenly reading 'Yesterday's stats: 3,007 alive 'was the most ominous thing on my timeline lmao
Read it as "3,007 alive/Mastodon servers: 3,116,319/registered Mastodon users: 478,046/active Mastodon users" 🥴
Then I was like "hey wait that doesn't add up—how can there be so many more servers than registered Mastodon users?" 🤔
Anyway—great to hear the news, and the fact that we have more than 3,007 alive makes it even sweeter 🤪
@Gargron@mastodon.social How are these stats collected? Seems like non-federation could result in dropping a lot of active users.
@Gargron I always wonder about the "alive" servers
Are those the "known" ones in the network? I mean there are always a few that aren't connected still right? Plus the ones that have limited fed perhaps?
@Gargron the-fedeation.info site, which I have not seen, is obviously running on fumes. @dansup has another site going doing some of this work. There is also this for example: https://fediverse.party/en/mastodon/ As well, I used to use another site for Fediverse stats that was the best in my opinion. I cannot quite locate the URL right now but many months ago I had looked and it was partially down. My point is - obviously the principle of ActivityPub and the Fediverse is not to centralize and yet good stats remain key.
@Gargron What's the thin line between being considered an active mastodon user and a kind of salt statue one? 1 interaction/month? 1 login/month?
@Gargron With the Cheeto Jesus apparently set to be let back onto The Bird Site, I wonder how things will transpire with 2 "more money than brains" types there.
@Gargron It looks like your patreon contributions have cone up as well. Hopefully it is enough to help cover your current costs.
@Gargron Can we access that history somewhere? I'd like to chart the growth of Mastodon, and ideally of the fediverse overall.
@keithzg I'd like to see some trend lines, and in particular to see if Mastodon is growing exponentially.
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