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Registration #A97883 - 1936-09-17
Title: The worst is yet to come
Author: Brauer, William Wallace
Claimants: W. W. Brauer
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The Fediverse's tipping point is arriving. Brace yourselves.

When agencies, institutions, brands, celebs, media, et cetera come to the fedi with their own instances, what will the "tipping point" look like?

414,208 accounts
+19 in the last hour
+498 in the last day
+4,555 in the last week

It's odd that version v3.0.1 of Mastodon is still not on the DigitalOcean marketplace. I submitted it in the middle of October

"Distance Instagram from other social networks"

This shit is why the fediverse will thrive.

Facebook is too scared to let other social networks be mentioned along side them 😂

Happy to see @editor's server grow as more journalists make the move to Mastodon

[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.


Some really interesting data to explore regarding Mastodon on Google Trends. It strongly looks like the Gulf states are on their way to the Fediverse really soon:

Yo so seriously would anyone want to help with the Fediverse Support twitter outreach account? There is seriously a lot of folks asking questions there and it would be great to build up a momentum to help more folks get off corporate social media.

Brands will discover and adopt the Fediverse and there is nothing you can do about it other than to try to impede its growth.

I started a Fediverse Support account on birdsite. Does anyone want to help? There are lots of folks looking for answers.

I think #mastodon is slowly getting mainstream.

Proof: the #kikk19 festival is the first event I've attended, which does not focus on alternative solutions, open source nor decentralization, though generally focuses on art, design and tech, where other attendees where posting things about the festival on the #fediverse using the official hashtag.

It wasn't a huge crowd, but still. A good surprise from my point of view.



anybody who has a dedicated following should start a server, especially media/news organizations.

"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email."

I will not participate in #Hacktoberfest this year, although contributing to #OpenSource and #FreeSoftware is my day job. First, I already have enough t-shirts. But second, the ecosystem I use on a daily basis is mostly made up of projects that use GitLab, or BitBucket, or, or Fossil, or sending patches by mail, or GNU Savannah, or (good grief!) even SourceForge. I think only two of the projects I contributed last year were on GitHub.

The #FOSS world is so much bigger. Don't forget that.

Show more is a single-user instance!