what do you guys think about the of the ? i believe most people want it to be , as it is better than normal social media.

considering this how prepared are we in terms of scaling? and by that i mean how small can be?

assuming that the fediverse becomes mainstream there would be billions of people using it,

the problems appears when we consider the distribution of people in those instances,

i do believe that we can all agree that if there were only a few thousand instances with millions of people that wouldn't be ideal, as we lose most of the benefits of small instances. although it would still be better than today's situation.

we need to have many more instances than a few thousand, i don't know which size of instances is optimal or which distribution is best but i think this is something we should discuss.

assuming the ideal is around or lower than a few thousand. we would have millions of instances,

but if the servers are small there would be a limited number of connections they could federate with,
i don't know this number and it would increase in there future as better computers would exist.

but i find it hard that a instance with a few thousand people could federate with hundreds of thousands or millions of instances,

it would be a shame if there were no way of discovering people outside of instances you already know,

so nowadays how hard is it to interact with people in instances you don't directly federate with?

ie i have my instance A which federates with B and B federates with C but A doesn't federate with C, can people in A interact with people in C and i
am just worrying about without a reason?

if yes is there a limit for how many links could be between A and C?

if we want to increase the number of instances it should be easy to setup a server.

how hard is it to create a or other types of fediverse servers?
i looked about setting up a Hubzilla server and it was somewhat involved.
are Friendica servers or others any easier?


@eldritch_cookie Can you meaningfully interact with millions of people? Or even browse through their stuff? What's the point in cramming them in one place your feed or your search database? The discovery is meant to work naturally, you can browse through known instances, which should ideally be listed and categorized somewhere (not necessarily in one place), look in the user directory and follow people. The posts of those you follow will then pop up in your federated timeline for everyone in the instance, thus the connections would grow according to the need of the users. But of course that's not enough, we need more toot, so we use follow bots and relays and then complain that the federated timeline is junk. But, you know, actually discovering things is too hard, we want to sit back and be spoon fed, while also hating the algorithms that decide things for us.

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