@datatitian I've wondered about this. Supposing of course that Mastodon becomes Popular and millions swing over here - why WOULDN'T there be a swarm of AIs doing that, after scraping the content?
Whether or not Mastodon server operators want to monetize the traffic and content, I'm sure 'someone' would.
Analogy: Google (engine) and 'the web' (content).
@skybunny as my instance is democratically controlled, I expect we would vote against implementing any AIs designed to manipulate us into constant, unhealthy engagement.
The original server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit