People were worried when Mastodon went from 20,000 to 500,000 people too. I don't see why you would think 1mil -> 2mil to be any different. I really don't agree with the comments that suggest that Mastodon shouldn't grow.

A lot of folks' fear is that when Mastodon grows it'll absorb bad people. I'm gonna say this. I think even if Mastodon literally grows to the size of current Twitter, the world will be better off overall just because of how Mastodon is structured and what values it represents and what tools it provides for dealing with those problems.

@Gargron #Twitter became evil when its growth necessitated massive investments by venture finance type organizations. The challenge of growth for the #fediverse is going to be trying to spread users over more instances and keeping those instances smaller, instead of having most of them clump together in a few larger instances.

At large enough scale, the larger instances will face exactly the same pressures and choices that Twitter faced. There won't be enough #Patreon funders to sustain that.
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@lnxw48a1 @Gargron They'll face the same pressures, but I don't see why they'd need to cave to them. Large instances might have economies of scale, so more efficient than smaller instances.

Users might also be willing to pay more for media uploads/downloads, opening up market for media-less instances (that likely cost less).

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