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
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?
Encouraging distinct neighborhoods could also help overcome network effect. If you can spin up a neighborhood for your group/subculture/friends, you bring the network with you.
@bcrypt brought, like, the whole infosec world with her to Mastodon yesterday.
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!