> There is another possible problem that had not even occurred to me. The candidate failed the trivial question because they tried to write the answer in Java.
if anyone hasn't senn @sarahjeong's article on Motherboard abt mastodon yet, go check it out. it's pretty great at explaining what mastodon and federation are to laypeople.
hypothesis: if too many early users sign up on mastodon.social instead of other instances, federation will end up becoming a second-class feature. (imagine what email today would look like if gmail had existed in the 90s.)
other instances need to be able to compete with mastodon.social for growth, or https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177 should be implemented.
@Gargron i'm curious what the explanation for the *massive* timeline lag/fucky ordering is, seems like a very interesting issue