In 2019 the number of fediversed registered accounts increased from 2.500.000 users to roughly 4.300.000 – about 🎉 1.800.000 newcome
Five networks growing most rapidly in online server numbers in 2019 were:
- Pleroma +182
- Mastodon +159
- Writefreely +147
- Pixelfed +73
- Peertube +63
We can be optimistic but if you look carefully at the number of active users (6 month) according to the-federation.info this number is not really growing.
One weekness of the fediverse is its virality. Only motivated and sensibilised people are using it. In the 2000 years when the first social networks starts, they had huge growing because invitation system was really performant. In one click you was able to invite all your friends.
The question is how many accounts is the mass effect? 10 millions? 100 millions ? Do you think that in the future the fedivers will be used like email with a huge part of the population?