OK I think I get it now
What is this socialable icon?
@butlermatt @thurloat in all seriousness playing with the protocols that back this would be quite fun. I periodically tinker with a photo management project I wanted to write (that probably isn't going anywhere) that I'd like to hook up to this gnusocial stuff, though I'm not sure how it would work yet.
@butlermatt @thurloat to me it just seems like building something to rival twitter at centralized scale would be near impossible. Decentralizing seems like it takes away the mega-scale problems and makes it a solvable problem for open source contributors / hosts.
i.e. more people need to come up with a little bit of resources rather than one group coming up with a lot of resources, and solving *huge* scaling problems.
Just impressions though and I might be mistaken.
@butlermatt @thurloat that is exactly what I would have expected too. It's interesting how decentralizing impacts that decision though, makes extreme performance much less of a concern. No doubt they'll be fighting ruby limitations on larger instances but at least you can always just scale horizontally, and it is productive for contributors if nothing else.
How's your instance holding up @thurloat