XRay, the library that I use to parse URLs to show comments, now supports parsing direct Microformats JSON, ActivityStreams 2.0, as well as finding a rel=alternate link and parsing data from that instead!
This means I now get great results when parsing Mastodon or other ActivityPub links, and this is also the first step in what I hope will result in fixing the Microformats situation for WordPress, since a WordPress plugin will be able to generate Microformats JSON and advertise that in a rel=alternate link.
Next up is updating Aperture to take advantage of these new features!
@matt so can you see mentions now then?!
The thing to remember is that at some point in recent past nobody knew what e-mail was and people had to learn about. And before that personal computers were new and folks had to learn how to use them.
Not everything can be reduced to what you already know! Mastodon requires a tiny bit of extra knowledge because it differs from other social media platforms.
this is a great video.
Users should still be able to use a different provider. In this screenshot there is a centralized provider "apAuth", but the user can provide a URI to another provider.
The UX for logging in with "apAuth" is SO much better than a username/password or BYO provider, I think we need it even if it brings a small amount of centralization around Identity.
Live goats! @GoatsLive this is what the internet is for!
wow this is a beautiful and depressing story by the daughter of steve jobs. highly recommended reading. feels quite strange reading this on a mac on my lap and an iphone in my hand.
If you can summarize yourself in a sentence you're doing it wrong.
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