Wouldn't be cool to have in the #Fediverse the concept of #planets (KDE Planet, Libreoffice Planet etc)?

I.e. follow a collective of #ActivityPub actors being able to comment their articles (on #Plume, #WriteAs, #WordPress + #Pterotype) with notes as replies (what already happens on #Mastodon).

This should make us able to discover new actors to follow. Of course the registration of actors must be approved like on planets by the corresponding community.

@alexl
Interesting, so a planet is a collection of actors who post about similar topics?

@jdormit yes, in KDE we have a list of RSS feeds from our blogs and a site (planet.kde.org) that turn them into a blog.

My idea was a bot that post on ActivityPub the links from an RSS feed like the one from Planet KDE and if the link is found to be an actual AP article, AP-reshare that article instead of just posting a link, to promote AP-compatible blogs.

As @bob said this seems to be possible on Hubzilla, but I have to check if this is exactly what I mean

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@alexl
Oh I understand, that's a really cool idea! So basically an aggregate feed from a bunch of different actors. That's what I'm thinking about for the blog actor in Pterotype V2 as well - all the WP users will get their own feeds and authorised users will also have their posts mirrored to the blog feed
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@jdormit that would be awesome, especially if the blog actor reshares articles from each author instead of mirroring them, because on social like Mastodon we would be able to easily open the author profile.

This is how I find new people to follow on Mastodon: someone I follow boosts a toot from someone else and I see it on my home and if I'm interested I follow the original author.

The other advantage would be to have comments as replies to the same toot/article.

@alexl
Oh man, that's a really cool idea. I was just going to have it mirror them, but shares make way more sense

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