On the way to 500k https://social.lou.lt/users/mastodonusercount/updates/22152
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I've written 'toot', a very simple command-line utility to allow Mastodon posts to be sent from the command-line: https://www.npmjs.com/package/toot
We've got a second shot at making Twitter a shared piece of social infrastructure... An API for news and bots and emergency response systems and messaging and anything else we might dream up.
Alex Payne, (engineer who helped scale Twitter), way back in 2010: "Decentralization isn’t just a better architecture, it’s an architecture that resists censorship and the corrupting influences of capital and marketing.
"At the very least, decentralization would make tweeting as fundamental and irrevocable a part of the Internet as email. Now that would be a triumph of humanity."
@gordon nice! might also check out botsin.space, looks like there are a couple bots there
@Gargron Just to get my head around this federated stuff. Could an instance be started around a common hobby, country, interest, company etc? And can you choose to leave it open to read so users are findable and you can remote follow them? Or are they private by default?
Support moderated signups: e.g. "this neighborhood is for my university/team/company".
Ways to provoke distinct Mastodon neighborhoods: allow easy customization of app colors, signup page. Repaint the walls = the home is yours.
Distinct Mastodon Neighborhoods also encourage federation.
E.g. "this is the neighborhood where we talk about art. This is the neighborhood where we talk about infosec."
Everything around me was someone's life work.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!