A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

tinysubversions.com/notes/read

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@darius Thanks a ton for doing this write up. So far I haven't been super interested in ActivityPub at this level (spec and implementation) because from the outlook it seemed dense and hard to read. Now I know better!

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