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I am originating a new usage of the ✅. I hope it catches on, because in a sense it's mostly used this way now.

As portability is currently quite limited, the checkmark now indicates that I am actively using that instance, and that my other nonchecked instance identities are hibernating.

Mastodon might have a chance at surviving if we can get organizations like universities, labs & non-profits running their own instances.

In federated systems like these, what happens if everyone has their own instance of 1 user, performance-wise? Is there an instance size sweet spot?

Was hoping to see more lojban on here, but French is fine too I guess

Set out to write 'A Brief History of the GNU Social Fediverse and ‘The Federation’ on #disintermedia blog. It got long

This thread is solid, and full of very smart people. @unconed had similar thoughts in another very good thread.

Okay, "suffer" isn't right. Benefits from more users.

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Good new tools that suffer from lack of users:
- Signal
- Mastodon
- OpenBazaar
- Bitcoin / Zcash / Ethereum

Just finished Pimsleur Japanese Phase 2. Trying to decide how I should get Phase 3:
- buy (expensive)
- borrow from library (hassle)
- pirate (feely bady)

@lmorchard it's the year of decentralized social media on linux on the desktop, Les. ;)

I feel like I've searched for "open source distributed Twitter" many times in the past and somehow never came across Mastodon..


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