Clearly there's a new wave of people moving to Mastodon. Lots of pundits wrote it off as irrelevant when the first wave of people switched and found it lacking.
But unlike centralized, for-profit startups, Masto doesn't require constant growth and capital to stay alive. It doesn't require one big wave, because it can survive and grow through multiple small ones.
@Nezchan @VamptVo male boycotter here. I uninstalled that other app this morning. Been contemplating it for a few weeks, honestly. It's gotten so darn toxic over there.. This is my first post here, but I look forward to exploring this community further. Based on the terms of service alone, I think I'm going to like it.
My problem with leaving Birbsite entirely is the fact that there are still a lot of important women's voices, activists of various sorts, PoC folks and artists that I follow that haven't jumped ship, at least not yet. I don't want to sacrifice those folks as much as I wish they'd sign up too.
@VamptVo In the end, open standard protocols will win. It will just take time.
Hell, XMPP is still very much alive today. Despite not being as popular as it should be.
@VamptVo I was relieved that it wasn't an anti-SJW/shitlord/alt-right cesspit. From what I've seen a lot of unfederated social media sites are complete online garbage dumps of people who got banned from regular social media sites or who developed persecution complexes.
Federation allows anyone to make their own section of the network so the whole site isn't ruined if one section is rotten with dicks.