I don't think we'll see a federated Clubhouse or TikTok anytime soon.

The correlation between ease of content creation and the success of federated projects is clear, low-effort mediums like text or photos are much easier to participate in than others.

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And even then, you can look at the proliferation of TikTok videos on Instagram Reels as another issue.

You can have everything right, but first-mover advantage isn't something you can always buy.

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I have to say though, I'm really impressed that Mastodon didn't adopt Fleets/Stories.

They could have, but clearly saw something that even Twitter didn't. I'm not quite sure what that was, but I think all mastodon users owe Gargron a thank you for sticking to his vision and not just adopting the latest "hip" feature!

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