Follow

In case you missed it, you can follow people across the Fediverse even if you're using a different kind of site.

For example, here's a PixelFed account:

@earth

...here's a PeerTube account...

@documentaries

...here's a WriteFreely account...

@carbontwelve@wordsmith.social

...here's a Plume account...

@PlumeDev

...here's a Friendica account...

@hypolite

...and you can follow all of them from Mastodon.

Just click on the @ link to see their profile, and then click on Follow.

@brandon

:blobgrin: I know a lot of people will already know this, apologies if it seems patronising.

I posted because a lot of people coming from centralised services don't realise how Fediverse sites talk to each other, it seemed important to get this across to them.

Many people think Fediverse services are all totally separate.

@switchingsocial It's really quite interesting how all these services tie together

@switchingsocial @brandon Yeah I've gotten asked this question before, but the answer seemed too obvious for me to understand the question.

I'm over that now.

@DC7IA

I'm not sure how finished that side of federation is yet on PixelFed, but I think they see any toots that have a picture attached (because PF is a photo-oriented platform).

@switchingsocial

You can follow all of them from Pleroma, too. And you didn't include a Pleroma account.

Here's a few:

@sean
@sivy
@cloud

@zack

Yup, Pleroma too. I was running out of space :blobjoy:

And others like Prismo (Reddit alternative):

@mxb

Microblogpub (lightweight blogging):

@dev

...and more.

@switchingsocial @zack also any indieweb site that's implemented activitypub or using bridgyfed, e.g. @caffeinewitch.tech (caffeinewitch.tech)

(that site isn't done yet I'm still working on it 🤣 )

@switchingsocial I tested this from #pleroma ( on latest stable release ) #writefreely account opened up in new tab as an instance. #Plume account came up as NULL all other accounts could be opened up.
@pavi @switchingsocial The Plume account mentionned in the post above is not an actual account, but a blog. And because blogs are federated differently than other accounts, only other Plume instances can display them (the equivalent in Mastodon/Pleroma would be groups).

You can try to load my Plume account if you want to try: @Ana
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Mastodon

mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.