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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When you increase the size of a set, or a network, you increase its /cardinality/. Again: Mastodon's growth from 80k to 300k users in the past ten days.

What does /not/ change with scale is the ordinality. If you double the size of a network, there are still precisely ten "top ten" slots. But there's twice the competition for them, or twice as much content (assuming linear scaling) to be filtere to find that set.

And there are only 24 hours in a day.

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