I truly believe that #ActivityPub (the protocol behind #Mastodon) has the potential to redefine the way we create and connect on the internet. But to get there, we need to spread the word - a network is only as valuable as the people in it.
I want to get that ball rolling - I wrote a blog post about how ActivityPub is going to change the internet. Check it out here: https://jeremydormitzer.com/blog/what-is-activitypub-and-how-will-it-change-the-internet/. And please boost/share to your other networks so we can keep making the Fediverse bigger!
@jdormit understandable. You mentioned paying for it being a problem, how does wikipedia do it? They don't run ads and they've been around for years. Why not just take whatever they're doing and replicate it?
@dayglochainsaw I believe Wikipedia relies on donations from users (at least that's what I gather from the ever-bigger "please donate" banners every year). Honestly, I just don't think donations are a scalable way to fund software. The problem is even worse with a federated protocol, because who gets the donations? Eugen? The folks working on the protocol itself? The PeerTube developers? The model that makes the most sense to me is people building businesses on ActivityPub.
@dayglochainsaw I'm not sure exactly what that looks like yet, but I really like the idea because these types of businesses would support user freedom and choice by default, and automatically become part of the same network.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!