"What is ActivityPub and how will it change the Internet?". Nice post by @jdormit!
(The only thing I'd challenge is the bit about needing lots more users to compete with Facebook and Twitter - I think most active users here would say that the fediverse is doing well already & it doesn't have to become a wholesale Facebook/Twitter-slayer for it to be good and useful! I think in general we - I'm guilty of it too - spend too much time focusing on & comparing with them!)
I actually agree that the Fediverse is sustainable without needing to be competitive with the big players. The thing is, I think it has the potential to be so much more than just sustainable. It seems like the kind of technology that could make a profound difference in the way that we think about web content as a society - that's the kind of impact that will require mass adoption to achieve.
@jdormit @peter @triptych Yeah I don't mean to say it can't reach way bigger than "sustainable", just that any worldly ambition still has to have a sustainable trajectory, not just a sustainable endpoint. That's where most projects fail, whether open, federated, or commerical & centralised, but Mastodon seems more resilient to those forces.
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