Let's do a little experiment. It's obviously biased by my relative participation in each, but I'm comparing the reach of twitter, facebook, Diaspora, pump, G+, and GNU Social (plus anything that can talk directly to it...that is not via NavierStokes).

Please like this if you see it. Obviously, if you want more people to like it, then you share it, but I'm only going to count likes.

@musicman reposted, though I also feel like a popularity contest on the fediverse doesn't mattter too much

@musicman In fact it's very healthy to have both small and large deployments of fediverse protocols. We're at risk of a monoculture otherwise.

Probably nobody thinks having one piece of software each for email servers and email clients is a good idea... likewise for the fediverse, I say.

Seems like getting Diaspora and pump talking to GNU Social more important than YASN. I guess it's mostly just interesting that I never ever here anyone talk about working on GNU Social. Do people do that?
I often here how there's no one in the fediverse and that's why people don't drop facebook, but I get pretty shit post interaction on facebook. Maybe it's just because I don't post about whatever the most popular thing at the time is. It's already interesting for example that I have 14 likes here and zero on Google Plus and twitter combined. I don't think it necessarily says that twitter is a dead platform, but it's interesting.

@musicman @cwebber I think the chances of folks seeing your post are higher here than on FB / Twitter. On Twitter I had to use lists or I wouldn't be able to keep up. I'm not sure how Facebook is but I know folks pay for enhanced post visibility.

Don't get me started on G+. I still want to believe. :)

This was my assumption based on intuition. Facebook self-boosts things that get a lot of likes, so there is some chance that Facebook will end up winning, but it's 24 to 5 right now. You would think these sorts of numbers would be important for businesses and maybe they would be if there's a real marketing study about it. Maybe I'll mention it at work. The head of VCS marketing was the matron of honor at my wedding...I'm not sure if that makes me more or less likely to be written off as a free software kook but at least it won't be weird to just randomly give her the info.
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