Soundcloud -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
LinkedIn -> @email@example.com
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?
@phoe is notabug.io federated using ActivityPub though? There are heaps of non-AP Reddit-a-likes, including lobste.rs, Hacker News, #SteemIt, #Minds, and others:
But AFAIK only the ones @switchingsocial listed are implementing AP
that would be sick!
Misskey, please. :v
TV channels -> #freeTV 📺 needed
@switchingsocial @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether @cloutstream @calendar_social I've been idly considering a federated forum, like the old phpbbs where I misspent my youth. The local timeline would be threaded, and allow longer posts with Markdown formatting, though they'd federate in a conventional way with Masto and so on.
@switchingsocial @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether @cloutstream @calendar_social Another thing is Disqus - it's used for blog comments everywhere, but it's full of user tracking crap. It would be great to have an alternative where you could use an existing Fediverse account to comment. Not sure how that would wire up with AP. Plume will do this, of course, but what about a plugin for non-federated blogs?
To be fair most of those have absolutely no ActivityPub support, only talking about the desire to support it at some point in the future. Others are early alpha and cant really be run reliably.
Pixelfed, has no activitypub features
anfora has no userinterface of anykind and is unusuable and not even alpha yet.
Plume is early beta and so buggy it is barely usable.
Prismo has no activitypub features
While i agree there is a lot of hope for the future and many of these projects are on the horizon and i look forward to them the truth is there really isnt much available
right now in any useful form. But it is clear we are getting there.
The beauty of Open Source is in its diversity. I think all these services have their place in the Fediverse, regardless whether they stay or not. The key here is interoperability; if they can share data with each other, a bunch of small services can easily outperform and outsmart silos.
We can get there more quickly if we help these projects.
Many of them are in testing and looking for feedback/help, and many are ready to be used in some form or other.
PixelFed is very close to having working AP federation, and I'm sure they'll appreciate feedback on that when it launches.
Even just following the developer's account lets them know that people are interested in what they are doing, which helps keep them going.
Yeah, you're right, I definitely wouldn't be recommending most of these to a non-technical audience yet.
The aim of the original post is just to let people know these are on the way, and to encourage people to get involved.
To be fair though, the W3C recommendation for the AP standard was only published six months ago. Having this many projects already in the pipeline within half a year is pretty good progress?
mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 mastodon.at ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.