I made an image for a future blog post explaining the Fediverse.
An SVG can be downloaded here: https://seafile.aetherrauschen.de/f/d5d0a49ce4064ea0a53d/
It's free to use for everyone and for all purposes (public domain).
@vvv I like it. That said, it's also worth remembering that the Fediverse is more than just the ActivityPub protocol.
@Hiker@social.fedcast.ch @email@example.com Basically the idea is good todo something to explain that the Mastodon way of marketing is crap ... but it would be better to ask people what and how to write things. If the result is good, others could use it again instead all write again something.
I think, your critique misses some points:
1.) There are far more platforms/services that implement ActivityPub than could ever be put into a single image without sacrificing legibility. That's why a lot of those are not displayed (apart from those you metioned there's also no GnuSocial, WriteFreely, Lemmy, Mobilizon, WordPress plugin etc etc etc either.). Btw. the image you posted misses some of those, too. They are meant to be represented by the unspecified part at the bottom. 1/x
2.) Every platform DOES have it's inner network in a way, even if it's implemented in ActivityPub, because currently no platform implements ALL features of ActivityPub, but those that are needed for the platform itself. Some might implement additional features, though (Pixelfed just recently added support for showing text posts from followed profiles, it didnt have that before) 2/x
3.) This image is part of a (not yet published) blog post meant to explain the Fediverse as an alternative to commercial platforms to folks that are not as tech-savy as you might be. So there's some simplification going on to better bring the point across.
4.) It's in Public Domain now, you are welcome to download, fix it and republish it as you like.
I laid out in my other comments, why I think that the image is correct for what I am trying to explain with it.
To iterate again: It's not meant to explain every aspect of the Fediverse, technical or otherwise.
I do not believe that a single image could do that.
It explains only a small subset of features or properties of the Fedivers in a simplified manner.
If you think that it is incorrect or unfit for your purposes, you can change it as you like.
Because it all comes down to this: the image certainly can be interpreted in several different ways.
For my blog post it will be accompanied with an explanation that provides some context for an interpetation, that you don't know yet in it's entirety, though I laid out some of it in my comments which you obviously chose to ignore.
I explained in https://mastodon.technology/@vvv/108253829396743899 hat the circles represent different platforms that implement parts of the ActivityPub protocol that are needed to federate with each other, but that they don't necessarly implement ALL features do make full federation/viewing of ALL data from other platforms possible.
Are you really pulling the "I've been here longer so you MUST be wrong" - card? 😂
Does anything in my image or my comments suggest, that I oppose decentralization?
Your comment shows that you're not interested in a constructive discussion but only in being right without acknowledging counter arguments. Instead you're leading the discussion away from it's original topic with false accusations.
@kranzkrone That's because of the chaotic nature of interconnected services in the Fediverse. It's secetly a ploy to summon demons. For example the demon named FreedomOfChoice 😉
I had it in in the first draft, but ran into spacing problems. So given it's similarities to Mastodon I left it out to keep other platforms that are not microblogging platforms.
But it will be mentioned (and linked) in the blog post ;)
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!