The number of users on Mastodon is stabilizing around 700k users. We've seen only a 10% growth in user count over the last month.
Fewer users are joining us, and some instances are even disappearing from the network.
We don't necessarily *need* growth, though, but remember to keep this place warm, welcoming and open, as new people means new blood, new ideas and more fun 😺
Cheers to all of you !
@Lezarius as many people are joining the network to escape the marketing hell from the birdsite and other centralized / ad-funded networks, I think we may end up killing the network if we push it too aggressively.
I've always been leaning toward passive attraction : if we offer something (decentralization, data control, no tracking, good UX...) you cannot find elsewhere, people will joing us.
Having big users on other networks switching to Mastodon would help though !