I don’t actually know what a thunderclap is in this context, but I think it’s best to stick to ‘slowly growing, slowly developing, quietly publicising’.
As has been said before, what diaspora doesn’t need is a huge influx of new users. It needs if anything new developers, and it’s been wonderful over the past few months to see the team of developers growing and the number of pull requests and fixes increasing.
Making a really big noise to get some publicity risks overselling ourselves. As we don’t have to achieve certain numbers of users by certain dates to satisfy shareholders, let’s dare to be different and just say plainly what’s been happening: slow building with rock-solid testing to achieve the end goal of a fantastic, privacy-aware decentralised social web. We can put out a call for new developers to join the team as well, as this would be a big help to everyone, I’m sure.
Have a look at the draft press release I’ve linked below. It’s really rough, and needs a lot of work from you guys to make it ready for release. Look forward to seeing what you do with it.
I’m thinking to do an announcement about the upcoming anniversary via the dHQ account. Asking for artwork was part of this, but I forgot to mention the anniversary! Is there anything particular you think I should say in this post?