I've found some research about Mastodon!

Rethinking the ‘Social’ in ‘Social Media’… on the Social Network | Liu et al (2020) | New Media & Society:

- The structure of Mastodon enables community autonomy
- Mastodon’s open-source protocol allows the internal and technical development of the site to become a social enterprise in and of itself
- Mastodon helps us rethink ‘the social’ in in terms of topology, abstraction, and scale.



@plr Great find! My collection is now up to 6 articles/books, with @robertwgehl writing about the Fediverse already before Mastodon.

@jaranta @plr @robertwgehl nice, do you have a public repository with these articles? If not, we can start one :)

@jorge @jaranta @robertwgehl

Hi, for my free time, I prefer to use DOAJ and Dimensions with OA filter. But for example, this query on Google Scholar:

intitle:"mastodon" "social network"

retrieves 14 results (some one repeated).

The keyword Mastodon makes some noise and the query could be improved searching not only on titles and with different complement (not only social network). I'll try with proximity operators and/in some others databases

@ashwinvis @plr @jorge @jaranta @robertwgehl thanks ;)
To be fair, it's not really an in-depth work on Fedi, rather an example to explore new (better?) ways of defining clustering for social networks.
I got rather surprising results on the network of instances but unfortunately did not have time to explore how they might have arisen, so if anyone wants to have a look at it...

@jaranta @robertwgehl Oh Great! I have to check and read the references in the paper. I've found some others that I have on queue. In this one (doi.org/10.1007/s41109-021-003) there are some paragraphs with "related work". I guess they are mostly proceedings papers and preprints, but sound also interesting. I'll open a folder in my Zotero for Mastodon, Fediverse and Decentralized Online Social Networks papers 👍 😄

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