Man check out these hockey sticks; pretty rad growth if I may say so...
Graph from the Masto Soc user-count bot: https://mastodon.social/@usercount/100565232149223812
@FerdiZ H'mmm... I last ran my count of users across the fediverse on Tuesday, and then it was about 1.25 million.
That's more than 30,000 new users per day.
@ng0 @FerdiZ No. These waves are hitting with greater frequency and the peaks are going higher. People are moving. Of course, even if the #Fediverse had 1.3 million real active human users, that would be only a tithe of Twitter's 335 million or Facebook's 2.1 billion.
Also, this is not new Internet users, this is people who are already Internet users switching. Mastodon doesn't yet have critical mass, but if this continues it will.
@ng0 I think they do, but it kind of doesn't matter. There comes a point at which the conversation on #Mastodon becomes self sustaining, first within some communities, then more widely. When people don't feel the need to keep going back to commercial social media.
Yes, of course there will be growing pains. Yes, of course there will be attempts at corporate capture.
We live in interesting times, but for the moment Mastodon feels hopeful.
Generalistic and moderated instance.