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!
@fluffy @saper Yeah, AP sort of fakes it through shared inboxes , 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?
@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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