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The mastoverse, as part of an assignment for a uni subject. More visualizations soon

A graph showing Mastodon instances and how they are interconnected

@fdavidcl does it use the number of connected instances?

@fdavidcl and what are the colors?

@fdavidcl what's up with the different colors?

@angristan Nope, it's finding individual connections between instances by counting users from one instance following those from another (only a small sample of users though, the fediverse is too big for that)

@angristan Apparent communities according to the modularity measure

@brainblasted They're apparent communities computed via modularity class in Gephi

@fdavidcl oh interesting

@fdavidcl do one with the whole fediverse 🍻
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@fdavidcl 1) its hilarious how many versions of the word mastodon are in this graph

2) is size based on number of connections or number of users?

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Since everyone is asking, I'll answer here and hope people can see this:
- Node colors mean communities found with the modularity measure (e.g. blue instances are mostly japanese ones)
- Node sizes mean number of connections, not number of users

Full PDF: https://nofile.io/f/O7JfCcfq9AA/mastogravity.pdf

@fdavidcl How do you collect the data?

@fdavidcl hey, I can see my house from here!

That said, as others have noted, fediverse, not mastoverse 😛 I run pleroma
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@fdavidcl How big does an instance have to be to be on that?

@Siedge @fdavidcl
>bunch of one-user and friends-only instances
dunno

@Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl Yeah I've got 5 people on mine or so, and I'm the only one who's super active

@pea @Siedge @fdavidcl
damn
i did find your instance
but i could not find shigu
Outer circle is so damn clustered, that i can't read it
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@Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl It's a little easier if you download the PDF

@Skoll3 @fdavidcl @pea Yeah I don't see mine either

@Siedge @fdavidcl @Skoll3 for what it's worth, I'm pretty sure I'm only there because Mike Cole follows me, since it looks like my only line is coming from nulled.red

@pea @Siedge @fdavidcl dunno
i got mike cole too

@Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl luck of the draw, then? :p

@pea @Siedge @fdavidcl @Skoll3
are we even connected to anything over here? can't tell X_X

@shmibs @Siedge @fdavidcl @Skoll3 y'all seem to be connected to nulled.red and mstdn.io

@Skoll3 @shmibs @Siedge @fdavidcl well, yeah, I think what was being asked was what kawen.space was connected to on the map

@Skoll3 @pea @Siedge @fdavidcl
no yeah, saw us there; just so many lines x-x

maybe the lines don't even need to be here, seem pretty meaningless if it's closer to everyone connected to everyone, yeh

@pea @shmibs @Siedge @fdavidcl
you were right
PDF is searchable

@Skoll3 @pea @Siedge
i guess soykaf isn't here because of blocklist stuff though maybe...

@fdavidcl did you measure this with like .social as a starting-node?

@shmibs @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl no, soykaf's there

@pea @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl
oh, you're right, just inside like three other things x-x

@shmibs @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl it's just impossible to read. It's two to the right of niu.moe

@shmibs @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl it's sort of funny how misleadingly far into the JP portion of the map, though, considering i'm not really connection to any of them but mstdn.jp

@shmibs @Skoll3 @Siedge @fdavidcl I'm definitely more in the niu.moe/nulled.red/kawen.space/pleroma.soykaf.com circle

@pea
maybe we should form an alliance?

@shmibs what would it be called, though?

@Skoll3 @pea @shmibs @Siedge @fdavidcl

> the weeb neighborhood

@pea
generating possible names....
230279. A CLEARHEADED KNIFE FUNK FOWL STINKY SON TUTU

@shmibs Hmmm, so we've got the Lewd (fuckonthefirst.date), the Cute (kawen.space), the Wired (soykaf), the Weeb (niu), and the Cole (nulled.red)

@fdavidcl > explosion.party

This is one is not a mastodon instance but a pleroma one and there is probably other, so it’s the fediverse not the mastoverse…

@lanodan @fdavidcl hey look it's me!

@pea @shmibs don't forget the Cool (me).

@fdavidcl @brainblasted please explain for someone who knows that Gephi exists and not much more

@fdavidcl It would be interesting (and easy) to see how well the apparent communities line up with language groups, or whether there's other influences that dominate first.

@fdavidcl >mastoverse

thats called fediverse OK

@pizzaiolo @fdavidcl

Agreed!
Why only masto?

@fdavidcl It's interesting that you chose to size by connections; that makes my single*-user instance comparable in size to switter.at and social.coop, just because my instance has been around for a long time.

(* reported users are 6; a few bots and a few inactive accounts of friends)

@fdavidcl I like yours better honestly. I used graphviz to make mine

@fdavidcl are you sharing your code/tool for building this?

@satchmoz The graph is based on people following other people across instances, that's why it still appears. hiveway.net is there somewhere too blob_laughing

@fdavidcl wow that blew up

@fdavidcl I don't understand why mastodon.host isn't huge considering their federation bot

@angristan Because I have very little data probably. I can't scan every user in every instance, instead it's just counting the people followed by Gargron and the people followed by all of those, so it's a "small" sample and there's bias.

@fdavidcl oh ok thinking_dump

@staticsafe How is your instance so large on this map when you're only one person?

@fdavidcl nice visualization, you might ping @scott and the other folks at https://vis.social about these. I'm sure they'd love to encourage students doing visualizations.

@alphakamp The tool for the visualization is Gephi https://gephi.org/. I will probably share the script to obtain the data, when I finish the analysis

@fdavidcl reminds me of a yin yang ☯️

@shoeberto where's straylight

@rubah This is the worst Where's Waldo book yet.

@fdavidcl please tell me there's an interactive version of this!

@fdavidcl What are the colors?

@staticsafe
Impressive that you beat out almost all other instances. Most of which have lots of users. Wow.

@ted @fdavidcl indeed! Thanks for sharing this, and encourage your classmates to check out vis.social. :)

@samtoland @fdavidcl

Bottom right of upper left quadrant.

@fdavidcl @samtoland I'm curious about the meaning of colour references.

@fdavidcl
how did you do that?

@dewb

you got a larger image of that/pdf?

@wakest I removed it already. however, it was down at a user account /instance level. If I were to regenerate it, it would probably be redonk since the accounts that my server has become aware of now is almost 20k now.

@wakest I could probably try regenerating it just to see. Won't be able to today though

@jerry looks like you're one of the bigger points! (Middle left purple)

@SandPaper hey, that’s really cool!

@fdavidcl I wonder if I'm on there!

@fdavidcl
This is freaking awesome.
I'm going to use this in a presentation introducing Masto in Cambodia tomorrow if that's OK.

@johnweeks Of course! There are other visualizations here that may be of use as well: https://vis.social/@Luca/100605368604172253

@fdavidcl Aha, many thanks for the link!

Sniffing around at various live and scalable maps, (i.e. https://kumu.io/wakest/fediverse#known-network) we'll see if I can entice people off FB and Birdsite. :)