@gregpak Why? What prevents bot takeover here?
@davidk01 I could be wrong, but my impression is that Twitter lets bots flourish because they like the engagement numbers bots provide. Mastodon moderators don't have that incentive and are more likely to delete bots.
@gregpak I see. That makes sense. Lack of engagement and vitality metrics makes Mastodon a less viable place for bots.
@gregpak But people actually like engagement and virality. All the commercial social networks have stopped presenting posts in chronological order and optimize for stickiness instead. Even though people complain the retention numbers don't lie. People spend more time on sites that optimize engagement.
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