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The mastoverse, as part of an assignment for a uni subject. More visualizations soon

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@angristan Apparent communities according to the modularity measure

@angristan Nope, it's finding individual connections between instances by counting users from one instance following those from another (only a small sample of users though, the fediverse is too big for that)

@brainblasted They're apparent communities computed via modularity class in Gephi

@fdavidcl @brainblasted please explain for someone who knows that Gephi exists and not much more

@fdavidcl 1) its hilarious how many versions of the word mastodon are in this graph

2) is size based on number of connections or number of users?

@fdavidcl quite a bit less centralized than I expected (if the sizes are to scale)

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Since everyone is asking, I'll answer here and hope people can see this:
- Node colors mean communities found with the modularity measure (e.g. blue instances are mostly japanese ones)
- Node sizes mean number of connections, not number of users

Full PDF: nofile.io/f/O7JfCcfq9AA/mastog

@fdavidcl hey, I can see my house from here!

That said, as others have noted, fediverse, not mastoverse 😛 I run pleroma
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@pea @fdavidcl It's probably the "mastoverse" as defined by servers that support mastodon's API. This would include Pleroma, but not old school GNU Social.

If the image was measuring the entire OStatus Fediverse, major GNU Social nodes like quitter.se would be visible.

@pea @fdavidcl i assumed the chart only had mastodon instances @ first lol

@fdavidcl are you sharing your code/tool for building this?

@alphakamp The tool for the visualization is Gephi gephi.org/. I will probably share the script to obtain the data, when I finish the analysis

@fdavidcl > explosion.party

This is one is not a mastodon instance but a pleroma one and there is probably other, so it’s the fediverse not the mastoverse…
@lanodan @fdavidcl Incidentally, SPC is connected to 2,794 instances, but GNU Social doesn't expose an API to query that so they're all invisible too sadly :-(
@moonman @fdavidcl @lanodan I eagerly wait to SPC(and other major remaining qvitter instances) to pleroma for more fediverse stats then
>mastoverse

@fdavidcl How big does an instance have to be to be on that?

@Siedge @fdavidcl
>bunch of one-user and friends-only instances
dunno
@Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl Yeah I've got 5 people on mine or so, and I'm the only one who's super active
@pea @Siedge @fdavidcl
damn
i did find your instance
but i could not find shigu
Outer circle is so damn clustered, that i can't read it
@Siedge @fdavidcl @Skoll3 for what it's worth, I'm pretty sure I'm only there because Mike Cole follows me, since it looks like my only line is coming from nulled.red
@pea @Siedge @fdavidcl @Skoll3
are we even connected to anything over here? can't tell X_X
@shmibs @Siedge @fdavidcl @Skoll3 y'all seem to be connected to nulled.red and mstdn.io
@Skoll3 @shmibs @Siedge @fdavidcl well, yeah, I think what was being asked was what kawen.space was connected to on the map
@Skoll3 @pea @Siedge
i guess soykaf isn't here because of blocklist stuff though maybe...

@fdavidcl did you measure this with like .social as a starting-node?
@pea @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl
oh, you're right, just inside like three other things x-x
@shmibs @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl it's just impossible to read. It's two to the right of niu.moe
@Skoll3 @pea @Siedge @fdavidcl
no yeah, saw us there; just so many lines x-x

maybe the lines don't even need to be here, seem pretty meaningless if it's closer to everyone connected to everyone, yeh