It shows some 2000 nodes suddenly join the network over May (1st graph), with each node having less users than fedi-average (second graph), but overall monthly active users have grown x1.5 by 250k accounts after having a year of very steady 10% yearly growth.
What was it and why in May?
Are there other stat aggregators one can crosscheck this with?
@houkimenator seems this is likely related to the twitter fedizen account influx and people seeking new homes, starting to self-host etc. 🤔
Fedi DB is currently offline, but fediverse observer sees + ~1k online servers and ~250k new accounts in may. Unlike on federation info graphs, however, this does not look out of longterm trends.
And it does not display Monthly Active Users.
Fediverse Observer ascribes ~ 200k from 250k new users to mastodon, but only 500 of the 1k new servers.
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