3 Mastodon instances are hosting 50.8% of the users!
@njoseph hey, for what it's worth, I get a 403 when I click this.
@njoseph why does the author use instances.social rather than fediverse.network - instances.social is NOT a "comprehensive list" of intsances, it represents a small minority of instances missing most of the the small ones - you know, the ones that would tip this scale. id love to see that stat compiled based on fediverse.network information
@clacke yes, that's correct i think
i have my own reasons that i think the argument misses the point but that is fair
What if every instance admin voluntarily agrees to limit the growth of their own instance:
When you get to xxxx users - pass your skills onto another and help them start a new instance
I don't think so? It's possible though, I link to a lot of stuff.
It's funny, actually, I was thinking about a rule that enforces basically this. Any time a company, or a fedi instance, or whatever, grows too big, it splits. I'll read more on the Virgin article, that sounds interesting.
In general, I think we need more checks and balances. Keeping companies, fedi instances, and the like small is definitely a step in the right direction.
some intersting and valid points
author seems a bit too in love with their own opinion (and its "right-ness")
paints anarchy as a single (nasty) thing
future is never as clear as it seems
Wow, Claes, the Hacking Business Model guide is fantastic.
Linked article (which makes good points about too much centralisation) says:
> Frankly, this distribution is closer to the Dirac delta function than a power law.
This may be a throwaway line and I may be showing excess pedantry, but here goes:
My analysis shows that it actually *is* quite close to a power law, very approximately:
active_users = 30000 * x ** -1.3
where x is the rank of the instance (x=1 is the largest instance)
https://instances.social/api/1.0/instances/list?min_users=1&count=0 (with my API token, retrieved tonight)
`tr "," "\n" |
grep active_users |
sed "s/.*://g" |
sed "s/}.*//g" |
sort -nr |
grep -v null > instances.dat
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