By the way, today's influx of new Mastodon users is brought to you by the news that 13% of 's revenue last year was from selling user data to Cambridge Analytica.
@noelle oh wow, didn't know we had an emote for the bird site, damn.
@noelle So there was an influx?
@Sylvhem That's what I keep hearing!
@noelle Nobody could confirm it to me when asked :/.
@Sylvhem It's apparently why mastodon.social is having trouble right now.
@noelle Oh wow. If that's the case, it means this is a *ot* of new users!
@noelle oooooohhhh, so that's what's going on
@noelle jeez that one snuck by me o_o;
@noelle Your wording is a little misleading: 13% of their revenue is from selling data, but that includes sales to companies other than Cambridge Analytica as well (CA is probably a minor blip in that figure).
@eishiya I was repeating what I was told. Thank you for the correction.
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