I saw from the source it looks at obs_score... but what is that?
if you don't know about Dave Winer and podcasting
give a listen to the recent Internet History Podcast episode
"Not new to society,
snarking has become popular again in our current culture."
(Hoping people don't view it as spam as has been suggested...)
however, my PERSONAL reason is to explore Mastodon, the platform... not necessarily for social reasons.
I am a technical. As part of my project, I'm considering using Mastodon as an underlying component.