A nice look back at all of the articles written as mastodon hit the social scene last month.
From its initial explosive growth it seems to have settled down as people navigate their way around and get to know each other.
I dip in and out from time to time and still love what I see on here..
My formulation is "rivality is the counterpoint of virality". That is: whilst it's true that any one post or comment can go viral, /only one item/ can be the most-seen (or listened to, or watched, or read) of some time period and audience.
As your audience (and contributor) pool increases, the number of top-10 slots remains constant.
And there's a limit to media consumption per day, either individually or for a population. Somewhere between 10 - 1k items.
Since what you see on the Federated timeline is /not/ everything posted anywhere on Mastodon (or extended networks), but (generally) what's postsed by profiles /followed by your local instance/, there's a much more effective interest filter from Mammouth.cafe. Again, I am contributing a lot to that (something I now have to consider), but I'm appreciating a generally more-sober stream. And more readable one.
This plays into information overload, a growing interest.
So, https://mammouth.cafe/@dredmorbius why did you move from mastodon.social? - or is this just securing your name on .café??
are you going to talk about different things on this instance?
did I miss something? (Have been out teaching tech for a couple of days...)
This is a great primer for anyone who wants to get ahead on AI topics and see what's hot right now..
When I first looked at this there were just over 100,000 users. Now there's well over a million on instances.mastodon.xyz
That is stunning growth indeed https://mastodon.cloud/media/MonvVBtvABcW5XYCC4Q
Mastodon's federated network got me nostalgic about BBSs in the 90s.
Peek my BBS Software from '93 with ANSIs converted to PNGs. A smaller world than the www and social apps that we use today, but so much the same.
so thanks to me fucking around late at night when I should have been sleeping last week the outcome is that I have a network graph featured in a ZDNET article thanks to @eileenb this really is a strange world.
I just wanna have my more followers here then I do on twitter. I got like 100 to go. come on I know you can do it #mastodon !
I didn't expect anyone to think I am asking for a General AI.
I just want semi-accurate heuristic to spare users having to tag language manually.
Proprietary APIs like Google Translate are out of the question. Already using WhatLanguage, it's not working well. If I can't find anything, welp, there's that. Not a big deal.
Well done that girl. ;-)
I wrote about Mastodon the other day. Here's the piece I wrote on ZDNet :
I'm impressed with its growth and stability so far. I'll be watching closely as brands try to work out how to monetize this new audience 😊
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