@xahlee I'm not sure that one instance going down equals the end of Mastodon. Sounds like the company that runs that instance is downsizing a bunch of projects, and disappointed that other instances grew much bigger than theirs.
but if one look at the numbers, 48k user being 6th largest in the world, it's paltry.
you may not agree, but am pushing to kill open source fanaticism. it's no secret that mastodon is failure, consider the initial outlook by open source fans we can see here. (like the many before it.)
great if hacker types want to forever live in fringe tiny undergroundish communities like depicted in dystopian movies. Else, rise up, do, change, mainstream.
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