#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

Companies will start setting up their own servers. Creating their own communities dedicated to the companies. Terms of services include dedicated tracking questions. Soon evangelical people are hired to the companies not by resume but by their social life. Live the companies way of life. Influencers migrate servers and followers weekly, moving to the highest bidder. Choosing a server is based on vanity domains, and where your family "lives"

#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

mastodon will have scaling issues with millions of servers with 100/1000 accounts per server.
It will get to a point where blacklisting becomes so cumbersome that its easier for moderators and server admins to start whitelisting.

Thus comes the decentralized silos of communities. Instead of a single server, each community will be a set of federated servers. (Hopefully not) only talking to each other.

#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

internals do not scale (unless I'm wrong). There is SO much federation related toots, metadata, account syncing data you /need/ to know about just to function.
The ideas are the same as but the overhead is huge

How activity pub and mastodon are implemented federation require memory & cpu that is *proportional* to the amount of activity happening through your instance. Low activity/low federation = less cpu/mem used

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#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

@ticoombs As an anecdote, I've setup side by side instances of Mastodon and Pleroma on two DigitalOcean droplets (just to compare them) and whatever voodoo Pleroma is doing with Erlang/Elixir it's definitely worth considering as a performant way of interacting with the Fediverse at scale.

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