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Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
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I can imagine Automattic making tumblr <> fedi integration a paid service. Similar to how wordpress.com provides free hosting with optional paid services.
@_ed i’m worried about federated feed being flooded with tumblr users
Highly possible given the larger userbase.
I wouldn’t know how many entrenched tumblr users would want to go outside the local loop. Activitypub connects could entice mastodon users the other way though if they preferred the UI…
@cypherpunks Before we know it the #birdsite will get us all back by doing the same.
oh fuck what will happen to the federated feed?
it will go awry
We’ll see, or not ?
They are not going to federate ads onto other instance and who cares if they show ads to their users on their instance? Sometime the fediverse really makes strange proposals…
They might try to push out actual posts that would show up on other instances.
Not sure what “defederate” means though. Can’t all the major instances just like… stop following tumblr?
@cult @poVoq Most instances federate with everyone by default. Mastodon (as well as Friendica, Pleroma, and probably most other platforms) have options to either treat all users on another instance as suspended, and/or block all communications with an instance, and IIRC this is what people call defederation. It’s functionally equivalent to “not following Tumblr.”
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My current interest in any of the post twitter startups is - does it support activitypub (or any other interop) so yeah happy about this.
Feels a bit like a marketing ploy, but lets see. Would be good I think.
once an open-source program gets enough attention it achieves “critical mass”, and proprietary software can never catch back up.
They probably see the inevitable and are jumping on the train before it leaves the station
At the very least it’s marketing for the protocol itself too.