Let’s say that I create a #Mastodon account on my own, private instance (only hypothetically, as I like my current one) and immediately post an introduction. Then:
• Nobody will see the introduction (as initially I will have no followers).
• If I use the search feature, I will see only posts from my own timeline.
How does the #federation model respond to these problems?
In your scenario, making an introduction that early is like spitting in the wind. No matter what, you need to spend time building up *some* audience. Do that for a while first, then do your introductions.
In any case, people making multiple/regular introductions on Mastodon seems to be the norm.
@wion Yeah, that's one of the reasons why I've not made a formal introduction yet. What I'm trying to point to is that there is an incentive to choose a big instance rather than a small one, as there is more audience. There is no such incentive in, for example, email or RSS in itself. Maybe the search feature should be decoupled from Mastodon instances?
I think it’s more middle road than that. I was responding to your inquiry about a single account instance. That’s ideal from a data/privacy point of view, but not from a social, not without some initial effort. On the other extreme are large instances. Sure, easy to mix with people, but also a lot of noise vs. signal. But...
@KrzysiekJ That is a great question. Boosted in my instance for sure!