Draft: Why ActivityPub is the future https://source.joinmastodon.org/mastodon/blog/blob/master/content/posts/2018-06-27_Why-ActivityPub-is-the-future/index.md
Let me know if you think it's convincing!
@Gargron Great article! You are killing it with these daily blog posts. 😍
@gargron promoting Pleroma and Misskey is great, but I think you could push that even further as a fundamental advantage.
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I love "you're not gambling on the success of one project" ,really, really compelling argument. The article is right on point.
@Gargron It’s excellent! It just gets better as you read, and I love the last two paragraphs. 👍🏻
@Gargron 💙this. Exactly!
@gargron hey it's not bad!
@Gargron Oh Plume!, i didn't know about that project, but that's what i was looking for!
@Gargron Aren't you going to use term Fediverse? It may be more user-friendly term than ActivityPub.
“The social network that is Mastodon isn't really Mastodon.” hits hard.
Reading the whole article it looks a bit short, like itʼs just a few buzzwords. Although I have no idea how to cheer it up.
@Gargron "If Twitter shuts down, you'll lose your followers. If Facebook shuts down, you'll lose your friends."
You might want to also mention if they shut you down as has happened to many people with inexplicably disabled accounts.
@Gargron could you elaborate a bit on the relationship between Mastodon and other types of networks (PeerTube, PixelFed)?
@Gargron just because I’m legitimately curious, and I don’t really get it. If those details are not relevant to this article then I totally understand 😉
@pizzaiolo I mentioned every project by name with a link. Also, I called it the "federated web" in the article. Fediverse, federation, federated web. Neither word is official and they're all interchangeable.
@pizzaiolo I think it's a distracting detail in a blog post like that. Can't just stuff lots of trivia into it and expect people to keep paying attention.
@Gargron it got me to join!!!
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