I truly believe that (the protocol behind ) 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: jeremydormitzer.com/blog/what-. And please boost/share to your other networks so we can keep making the Fediverse bigger!

And of course, let me know your thoughts either here or in the post comments ūü§ď

@jdormit hey, Jeremy. I got from this that I can use my mastodon.social username to log in to other services like Peertube or Funkwhale?

Is that right? How would I do that?

@frandavid100 you can't log into those services with your Mastodon, but you can interact with them from Mastodon, e.g. @framasoft is a PeerTube account, and if you go to their account from Mastodon you can see the videos they posted, see the comments on them (as Mastodon replies) and reply to them yourself to comment on the video.

@frandavid100 @framasoft But I see why that paragraph is confusing. I think what I was getting is more that @frandavid100 uniquely identifies you across all ActivityPub services, so no one could open a PeerTube (or whatever) with that identity.

@jdormit @framasoft I'm not sure I follow...

I own @frandavid100, but anyone could register (for example) @frandavid100@peertube.video and say that's me. Can't they?


@frandavid100 @framasoft Sure, but @frandavid@peertube.video is a distinct identity. Since you can use your mastodon.social account on PeerTube as well, that becomes your uniquely identifying online ID, and other identities wouldn't be you by definition.

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@frandavid100 @framasoft There are definitely a couple of pieces missing though. Some sort of verification mechanism would be nice, e.g. a way to prove that a mastodon.social account and a peertube.video account are the same identity. Plus interoperability isn't all the way there either, so as a practical reality you'd still need a PeerTube account to do somr things on PeerTube (I don't think you can post videos from Mastodon).

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