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
@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)
@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 It would be interesting (and easy) to see how well the apparent communities line up with language groups, or whether there's other influences that dominate first.
@fdavidcl Nice. Are there explanations of the size of the circles and of their links, somewhere?
Also, "mastoverse" means you don't consider GNU social, PeerTube or Pleroma instances?
@fdavidcl It's interesting that you chose to size by connections; that makes my single*-user instance comparable in size to switter.at and social.coop, just because my instance has been around for a long time.
(* reported users are 6; a few bots and a few inactive accounts of friends)
@fdavidcl here's mine I made last year
@wakest I removed it already. however, it was down at a user account /instance level. If I were to regenerate it, it would probably be redonk since the accounts that my server has become aware of now is almost 20k now.
@fdavidcl That’s totally amazing! Is this just based on the Federated timeline? Or is any instance local data take into account?
@angristan Because I have very little data probably. I can't scan every user in every instance, instead it's just counting the people followed by Gargron and the people followed by all of those, so it's a "small" sample and there's bias.
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