#TheFediverse is the name for a group of federated sites that use the #ActivityPub technical standard to talk to each other (including #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #PeerTube, #FunkWhale, #WriteFreely and many others).
Some sites belong to both, and the definitions have shifted over time as new standards have been adopted. As the phrase goes, your mileage may vary.
@switchingsocial Also, there is #zot with a mini ecosystem that can talk to both sides (albeit with mixed results as I am finding out). The community there is very helpful. They are listed in https://fediverse.party/ as:
Very useful info, especially about The Federation, thanks!
@switchingsocial is there a protocol for The Klingon chat room?
Wait. Did the fediverse grow out of the diaspora project?? Like the one from 2003???
The Fediverse and the Federation are two separate things, Diaspora is part of the Federation.
Thank you for this clarification!
I had only remembered a decentralized blogging project which was not yet released, but being developed, also called Diaspora. That was in the early 2000s.
I also didn't know the federation and fediverse were two different things but now it makes sense. Thanks again
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.