It has come to my attention that Mastodon, and/or OSocial, and/or the Fediverse, are no longer what they once were. They're being flooded by Normals. Or People who Don't Speak my Language. または私のアルファベットを使用しない人。

It's becoming like ... birdland.

Or worse: Facebook.

So, here's a thought for you: Facebook was once literally Harvard.

And whatever you think of FB or Harvard, it most certainly isn't any more. Which is a thought you might want to keep in mind. Because change.


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I joined Mastodon in what I'll call the late beginning: ten days ago.

The total Mastodon and connected userbase was under 100k users. It's at or above 300k now, tripled in less than two weeks. The largest instance, mastodon.social, had 40k users, and was double or more the size of the next largest, mastodon.cloud (which I joined, as the largest open instance). There are now several instances of comparable size, and .social is no longer the largest.

Japan happened.

私たちは日本を愛しています。

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mastodon.cloud

Generalistic and moderated instance.