As they will federate together, it means many platforms can co-exist without worrying about splintering the userbase.
When a decentralised site grows, it makes the others stronger too, because they all benefit from the same network effect.
Centralised sites just weaken each other until one monopoly site dominates.
@imacrea @morii @switchingsocial @schlink @pixelfed @dansup @crushv Each platform federates with each other, which means a pixelfed user and anafora user can follow one another, and whatever is posted from one shows up on the other. So more people using anafora is good for pixelfed because pixelfed users have more people to follow and get content from.
@imacrea Glad I could help!
If you use Instagram and your friends join Flickr instead, you'll have to move to Flickr or you'll lose contact with your friends.
If you use Pixelfed and your friends join Anfora... that's fine, because you can still follow each other as these platforms federate together through ActivityPub.
If any part of the ActivityPub network grows, all the platforms on the network get a bigger audience and all members get more potential friends.
@switchingsocial wow this changes everything. 🙏
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.