Interaction on Mastodon is just insane

Yesterday, I posted a poll on Mastodon which received 23,252 replies. That is not a typo – see the screenshot above. 2666 people have boosted the poll, 661 have favorited it. And that is still counting, although the poll has closed.

If I post the same question on Twitter, just replacing the word Mastodon with Twitter, it gets almost nothing. I may have more followers there, but those will never even see the poll, let alone answer with one click.

Heise Online sees the same effect. There are just a lot more click-throughs when they post a new article on Mastodon. Meanwhile Heise Online has launched their own Mastodon Instance and I moved there. Find me at