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?
Also, I wrote about the gentrification of weed yesterday. Artisanal chocolate edibles really pair nicely with systemically racist drug enforcement. http://waxy.org/2017/04/the-portlandification-of-pot/
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. http://waxy.org/2017/04/reply-alls-the-russian-passenger/
setting up my mstdn (again)