Mastodon is crumbling and many blame developing real and earnest connections to the friends they've made irl, which likely blossomed in no small part due to the social confidence developed interacting with people online, and may even include fedi connections who happened to also live locally
@rj @dirt it's from an article awhile back that stated mastodon was crumbling for some really silly reason so people generally take the first part of the first sentence of the article, "mastodon is crumbling and many blame" and then change it to something else topical. this is addressing the people that have grown in this community and have either left or don't utilize it as much due to i guess being more social and active. still hasn't worked with me but maybe someday ill go outside.
Skull dot website is an intentionally small instance for friends.