@buzz Mastodon is just one implementation of ActivityPub. We're getting there bit by bit.
OTOH, the decline of RSS makes me worry about the long term viability of protocols in the current climate.
@buzz @ian In terms of capabilities, the zot protocol that Hubzilla uses is pretty advanced and far ahead of its time. It's basically decentralized access control lists and replicated objects across every node you sign into. It's a shame that basically no one understands or implements it.
ActivityPub, on the other hand, is much less detailed, and only concerns the publishing aspect. It just defines inboxes and outboxes of Activity objects, kinda like email/SMTP.
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