Legit question! I think we can... a successful peer to peer network with community oriented web of trust type things probably wouldn't be as large and global of a monocommunity of eg twitter while still supporting the scale of twitter, and that may be a Very Good Thing
Some of the best and most formative threads of my life I read on 20 post deep StatusNet threads
I guess the one Zen of Python item I disagree with is "Flat is better than Nested"... well, depending on the context!
@cwebber I think someone has to get on AP-based Reddit thing.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.