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@hisham_hm that 17k stat is users active in the last month, they have at least 670k registered accounts

@joshmillard Agreed. The tech press is all about the zero-sum game. Makes for a better story.

@ericblade Ehhhh, not really. The moment a community platform shuts off signups or goes read-only, it's officially closed.

@clee Right, that's exactly what I'm saying. Centralized social networks all die eventually, and decentralized networks rarely do.

@clee Myspace, Friendster, and Ning were all centralized and dead. Diaspora is decentralized and still around.

TO BE CLEAR, I'm not saying that Mastodon will have any impact on Twitter whatsoever.

The idea of a social network "beating" another social network is ridiculous.

Prediction: Mastodon will likely outlast Twitter.

Historically, decentralized, open-source platforms and protocols with any adoption run forever, even if they rarely reach the popularity or cultural relevance of centralized platforms.

It seems likely to me that when Twitter eventually shuts down, people will still be running Mastodon instances.

Did you know Diaspora has 328 active nodes and 17k users? Hell, there are 3,652 active FidoNet nodes, and that started in 1984!

So... am I wrong?

@boogah I can't believe none of them use password managers.

@Denno Yay, I've always wanted to see how blocking works on Mastodon!

Also, I wrote about the gentrification of weed yesterday. Artisanal chocolate edibles really pair nicely with systemically racist drug enforcement.

The new Reply All two-parter is good!

If you're deep in infosec, it will probably piss you off and/or bore you.

If you're not, it's an interesting story of how Alex Blumberg's Uber account got hacked.

@migurski @Danhon Oh, I'm not running, it was set up by @davidcelis for XOXO peeps.

@waddlesplash I don't think there's a way to change it!

@migurski I only moved once! (As far as I know!)

setting up my mstdn (again)