Any theories as to why Mastodon is more successful than pump.io?
@rauschma Are you familiar with the reasoning in this post? https://hackernoon.com/mastodon-is-dead-in-the-water-888c10e8abb1
Despite the title, the post is also about Mastodon's strengths, especially in comparison with similar applications.
@rauschma Social networks are made of people. No people, no network (see app.net RIP).
So Mastodon gets that, and trying to get the people in.
pump.io — if you read their website — is just an API, and there’s not a lot of worldwide demand for API, I don't see people gathering around that.
@rauschma then there's the "does this place even want me"?
pump.io site signals zero empathy: “a stream server” is absolutely not “most of what people really want from a social network.”
Mastodon has a cute logo and silly naming, some interesting moderating tools, and the site I'm on has clear anti-harassment policy,
It says "friendly, fun, and safe".