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.



Mastodon was no longer mostly French and German, some English, and a smattering of other languages.

It was, as I commented the first time, Turning Japanese. And is now a Plurality.

It's interesting not only being a minority /language/ as a principally English speaker, but a minority /alphabet/, on an online system. And it's an interesting problem to have.

There are also several larger populations out there, not yet connected.


@dredmorbius omg - I haven't heard that song in years ... someone should figure out a way to sort by language ... I don't have an issue with other cultures but having the majority of a feed be unreadable isn't really that ... compelling? ... yeah - I noticed the language problem when I clicked on the federated feed - unfortunate

@Xenophrenia The ability to specify (or cycle through) language(s) of interest would be useful, as would be embedded translation.

I believe both are on the map.

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