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@dansup Not sure I get this attitude. I keep seeing people saying this service or another should adopt and federate but some people are opposed to the idea that some companies may do so? Is it not better that some do federate in order to develop the concept and technologies? Otherwise, what is the but its own walled garden, even if larger in nature? This would be like, in the early internet, being opposed that a company might offer ISP services to a larger audience and instead keeping it contained to the universities.

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Serious question for #BlueSky testers, as I don't have an invite to test It's decentralized, but how many actually servers are up and running ATM? Outside of having an "indestructible" ID, what other advantages do you feel #ATProtocol offers versus #ActivityPub? I have read the specs but I'm looking for more enlightened (and possibly experienced) opinions. I see some people buzzing hard about it, but I can't tell if it's just Dorsey #fanboi hype or if there is real cause for excitement

@sharearea I’m also not a user yet but I do like the account portability aspect. Currently with , if you switch instances you can’t carry over your posts. You can manually copy them over but then you lose all timestamp information. And theoretically I like the Speech -> Reach layer separation, which is tied with account portability, though it remains to be seen how it’ll really work. Elon promised that over at Twitter but didn’t follow through. Mastodon is no better in this aspect so it’s lead some, like myself, to attempt to keep post data in our own databases and push them out to the .

I mentioned last week that I’ve installed the SemPress theme to take advantage of IndieWeb features like microformat labeling to enable parsing in webmentions, a kind of new-era trackback but better. Well, it’s more than just that. As I’m sure most people reading this are aware, there’s been a lot of activity in the world of social media in the past month or so. A new owner at Twitter, people moving to different platforms, and Elon Musk having a bit of a meltdown. All of this has gotten me thinking about the future of my own online presence and has encouraged me to look into revving this blog back up and using it as a hub for my own content of all types.

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