I got asked about this by somebody from WIRED so I got some numbers together. I believe that Mastodon servers have gained around 49,000 new people since March. Our iOS app downloads rose by 109%. On mastodon.social, I am seeing a 71% increase in sign-ups and 36% increase in monthly active users as people are coming back to their old accounts.
Official #Mastodon apps now available for iOS and Android ✨
Update: four months later, this has finally come back to bite us in the ass. While we were busy up north preventing a dragon (long story), Fukkov's Irregulars have apparently been gaining traction and frequently raiding the farms around the city.
Update: somehow rendered my elementary install permanently unbootable by installing and trying to play Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure.
I'm pretty sure it must have had to do with the graphics driver, but honestly if it's that easy to render Linux unbootable, I'm pretty unimpressed.
Also, definitely planning to stick with macOS for my daily drivers. I can spin up a new Mac to usability in under an hour. I spent the better part of today installing and reinstalling elementary to get it where I wanted it.
(Though admittedly a large part of that was due to EFI fuckery.)
Is there a word for the feeling you get when you follow a random internet linux tutorial and one small but potentially significant thing doesn't behave as described, but you follow the rest of the tutorial anyway because you can always just reinstall if everything breaks, and at the end of the tutorial everything is working as expected but now you're just constantly waiting for that other shoe to drop?
@lotus42 I forget which platform you posted about this on, but: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/25/doordash-changes-tipping-policy-following-customer-outrage