There's an uptick of sign-ups on mastodon.social larger than on the day Musk bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares (that's the other peak). I suspect similar graphs across the entire Mastodon network (at least I hope so!)
You know how Spamhaus wrongfully added us to their spam blocklist because some malware retrieved a public profile on here? Like, made a normal HTTP request to a public page that happened to be on our domain? Well, I obviously contacted them and had us taken down from the list, but now Kaspersky seems to have taken that information and added us to their blocklist. I've contacted them as well but this is getting ridiculous.
Just for expectations management: Our Android app, like the iOS one, is oriented towards new users as well as people who primarily use Mastodon through their home feed. If you rely on local/federated timelines to use Mastodon, you won't find it useful.
Starting with Mastodon 3.5, we no longer try to auto-detect your posting language. It defaults to your interface language, unless overriden by setting it explicitly per-post in the API, or setting in Preferences -> Other.
The "sign-in token" authentication scheme, where you had to enter a code from an e-mail if logging in from a new IP address, created too many issues, so in 3.5.1 we're going back on it. Instead, you'll just get an e-mail about a new sign-in if it's from a new IP address.