@simsa0 Better communication and user friendly/ intuitive design made it possible for non-tech people to understand how things work and get things done easily on Mastodon. In GS there were/are too many hurdles when it comes to understanding even the main functions of the platform. This helped the influx of many users from diverse backgrounds. This is what I meant by accessible. Fediverse is interesting when you got interesting people talking about all sorts of interesting things.
@stitchxd I am happy that Qvitter is easy to understand. I am happy that Mastodon is easy to understand. I am not blind to deny that Mastodon took it to the widest userbase we have ever had. I am glad that the #fediverse is expanding. I am not interested in GS vs Mastodon debates. It is pointless. I appreciate Mastodon's contribution in popularizing federated social networks and free microblogging platforms.
"Sure, it is there, anybody can use it. Come get it"
But you need to be good at communicating things, and also you have to be good at design to take it to the masses. It is a victory.
Like all physical manifestations of intellectual constructs, software bears the imprint of its creators. Consider the software police use to assess the risk level of a 911 call and the algorithms it uses to decide how many officers to dispatch.
I bet you can guess what one of the input variables is :)