@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.
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!