Soundcloud -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
LinkedIn -> @firstname.lastname@example.org
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
@switchingsocial This is really amazing!
@switchingsocial how about Evernote?
@switchingsocial All that is missing is that all of these platforms pass the test of time. Some of them haven't passed the stage of proof of concept if even that.
@switchingsocial Tildes.net for Reddit
@switchingsocial Office-like documents, like etherpad but for more complex things.
@switchingsocial Office-like documents. Like Etherpad and Ethercalc but somehow enabling collaborative work.
@switchingsocial A question and answers alternative like StackOverflow/StackExchange/Quora is needed. I was planning to do that later, potentially sharing the backend code between Anancus and the new Q&A platform.
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?
@switchingsocial I think many people are still looking for an OkCupid alternative.
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.
@switchingsocial Sure, all valid. I am just saying we have to be honest about just how many projects are usable and have ActivityPub support. The answer to that is very very few.
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?
@switchingsocial Needed: Github alternative. I've got a gitea server, and nobody can fork or create issues against my projects there.
@switchingsocial @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether @cloutstream Pretty much all these services are for sharing info publicly. I am really looking forward to something where I can post privately, for family and friends. You know, Facebook.
Friendica ( @news ) is maybe a better bet, it is a Facebook-style social network due to get ActivityPub at some point in the future (though at the moment they're focusing on a big database update). Also, Friendica is already compatible with Mastodon through another protocol.
Diaspora sound like they don't want to use AP at all?
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.