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!

@jdormit thanks for writing this up! Good intro story, for myself I miss only more clear distinction between #ActivityPub and Mastodon features/extensions. But this is irrelevant to the target audience. I wish the thoughts @fluffy made were more widely discussed. In the long term coaxing interactions into a couple of verbs may be very limiting. Somehow I feel #OStatus suite gave us more room for experimentation. And the UI discussion is big (too few chars!)

@saper @jdormit also to add to something I only sort of implied, you can add push to Atom (via PubSubHubBub), but you can’t poll ActivityPub. Which means anything ActivityPub-based is going to have a lot of necessary overhead for supporting push, when Atom can be generated by a static site generator.


@fluffy @saper Yeah, AP sort of fakes it through shared inboxes [0], but that's not quite the same as native polling. There's nothing stopping clients from manually polling individual actor's outboxes though - doesn't that amount to the same thing?

[0] w3.org/TR/activitypub/#shared-

@jdormit @saper Well, where I'm coming from here is that "polling" should be able to exist in the form of downloading a static file from a CDN or shared hosting provider or whatever, rather than needing a full-on application stack (or even a CGI or the like). Given that the outbox requires the interaction to be initiated by an HTTP POST that tells me that it's incompatible with that mode of operation.

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