For the first time, all #SocialMedia that are connected by Activitypub are at 5,082,029 mio users (1.6 mio active six months, 0.6 mio monthly active). Thanks to #Mastodon 4.2 mio users, #PeerTube 0.3 mio, #Pixelfed 97k , #Pleroma 88k, #WriteFreely 55k #Lemmy 49k, #Plume 21k, #Friendica 17k, #Mobilizon 12k and many more.
@gerald_leppert "These counts do not include the whole network due to the opt-in nature of the statistics."
@gerald_leppert it's nice but if the vast majority are not active, the real accomplishments are still ahead.
@gerald_leppert I only hope it doesn't become like the bird site. Once it does get bigger, because just switching from one social median to another doesn't change the person. 🤷♂️
@loveisgrief Yes, that's a risk, indeed. On the other hand, persons tend to act according to their environment. Same people might behave differently, depending on where they are. E.g. people who are aggressive on Twitter might behave normal in real life. Thus, there is a chance, that the Fediverse will not become toxic if more people join. 🤔
@gerald_leppert indeed, that's possible. Although, because of federation, people might also end up stuck in bubbles e.g conspiracy servers might all be blocked from the rest of the fediverse and their users will be sequestered. Good or bad, I don't know
I agree a bit, but believe that echo chambers aren't good either. It's good to be exposed to different opinions and learn how to interact respectfully when presented with them.
But decades on the internet have taught me that respect is just a word to most people on the web.
We'll wee what happens