Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?
Thank you all. Interesting.
I'm pretty sure CNN said it didn't exist.
@revk I see quite a few new users registering and starting to interact so certainly still growing!
@revk I clicked "Dead duck" on Masto. Though the cool kids are on Pleroma nowadays, I guess.
@revk I've been on many dead social networks, but this ain't one of them
@revk Not only is it still a thing, its going to be around long after Facebook and Twitter are nothing but dust. The federation will be the thing that will keep it going for many years to come.
@revk Twitter is still a thing!?
This decentralized platform idea is too good to be true so it probably is.
@revk I only just found the place!
@revk Haha, you probably aren't going to get people saying it's dying ON the platform. The active users are by definition the ones likely to respond.
That said, I find it great and quite active. 🙂 If the users are happy and not leaving, it will continue - there is no startup behind the scenes needing to make $$$ or get 10x MAU's every few months.
@revk I just joined, idk how that represents the world but i'd say it's still growing at least a little.
Maybe another option - "doing just fine, why grow?"
The arrival of celebrity, monetisation, all the hate that comes with a massively-scaled communication platform.
The benefit of Mastodon is that it doesn't have to be large. What has to scale is the adoption of federated communication protocols, the platforms themselves benefit from keeping small (in my opinion).
@revk if william shatner can't even find lance ulanoff, does it even count as social media?
Far as I can tell some of the PV crowd might've left, but our corner here at least has been stable.
@revk still dead duck growing
@revk dunno about Mastodon servers specifically but the Fediverse as a whole is doing just fine k thx
@revk Dunno about either, really. Doesn't seem dead but I don't know if it's grown either.
@revk dead? it's just starting.
@revk It's not. That's why it's so cool.
@revk no, no, we have enough people already, move along :-)
Very surprised by these poll results tbh
@larrydavis I'm rather puzzled that they add up to a lot more than 100%, to be honest.
Oh yeah..... what the hell, I’ve never seen that happen
@revk Apparently tiktok is the thing now in India
@revk i mean, is twitter STILL a thing, though?
End of poll : 92% and 10% ? 😀
@revk Wait, hold on, those aren't the only two options, and the unmentioned third option of "still a thing that people are regularly using to socialize (with each other, with probably approximately the same amount of users like maybe a little more but *shrug*)" is the ideal.
Private server for RevK's relatives and a few close friends.