A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

tinysubversions.com/notes/read

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@darius Me, too (failing to grasp it).

Looking forward to reading this.

@darius Nice write up. Gonna follow the plan you set forth and see where I end up. Thanks for this!

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