Interesting to see how high Lemmy sits. That is basically total users divided by number of instances.
A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.
Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
Getting started on Fediverse;
Not a good thing IMHO, but basically just a result of few instances and 2-3 really big ones.
We need more instances, but for example I though long and hard about hosting my own, and the main reason why I ultimately decided against it (for now) is the relative lack of good moderation tools in Lemmy.
P.S.: Strange that Misskey is so low. There must be a lot of one person instances or some sort of data error.
I am not a heavy Mastodon user, but I heard about Misskey for the very first time yesterday. From what I could gather from the few-days-old conversation, it’s only now starting to gain traction as “everybody seems to be jumping in”.
Really? It has been around nearly as long as Mastodon and was always a good alternative. The problem I guess is that the documentation is mostly in Japanese.
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Not really. It’s a pretty standard NodeJS app. Definitely less heavy then Mastodon.
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I was talking server resource wise, Misskey is maybe slower in the client browser, not sure though.
I find that hardly surprising. There aren’t many lemmy instances out there yet, it is relatively hard to discover groups hosted elsewhere, and the whole UX lends itself towards a “many groups on one server, why venture elsewhere?” approach. Naturally users cluster to the(ir) “main” instance. From a resilience/federation perspective that is a Bad ThingTM, just like it is with Mastodon (that monopolized the microblogging federation space so much, it has become synonymous with it in many peoples minds).
Here’s to hoping other lemmy-compatible1 servers will be written.
1 Let’s not get into a discussion of how all ActivityPub implementations are compatible, shall we?
Great points. I have created two brainstorm topics that relate to this, !firstname.lastname@example.org:
Regarding your footnote, I wholly agree, and you may find my post on - what I call - the Fediverse Challenge interesting as well.
Epicyon has started implementing Lemmy compatibility: https://gitlab.com/bashrc2/epicyon/-/issues/31