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a while ago I started writing a blog post about how communities don’t scale and why we should stop trying to make giant social networks work (ie twitter/fb). my argument was largely based on Dunbar’s number but reading goodreads.com/book/show/172346 has only made me think this is the case more.

soon ill finish writing this post (esp now that I have more ammunition for my argument), but for now I’d just like to say that I think the fediverse is a great idea.

I also had high hopes for getaether.net but @stavros’s experience makes me think something is not right there. (I haven’t tried it myself though)

@stevenleeg I gave it another shot but yeah, there was too much fringe for my liking. The author seems to have good intentions and ideas, though, so hopefully he'll be able to grow a good community, decentralization is something we sorely need.

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