Tumblr to add support for ActivityPub, the social protocol powering Mastodon and other apps
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Tumblr will add support for ActivityPub, the open, decentralized social networking protocol that today is powering social networking software like Twitter alternative Mastodon, the Instagram-like Pixelfed, video streaming service PeerTube, and others.

I can imagine Automattic making tumblr <> fedi integration a paid service. Similar to how wordpress.com provides free hosting with optional paid services.

down daemon
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@_ed i’m worried about federated feed being flooded with tumblr users

Highly possible given the larger userbase.

I wouldn’t know how many entrenched tumblr users would want to go outside the local loop. Activitypub connects could entice mastodon users the other way though if they preferred the UI…

down daemon
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oh fuck what will happen to the federated feed?

@peeonyou
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it will go awry

Hovedorganet
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@cypherpunks Before we know it the #birdsite will get us all back by doing the same.

serenity
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Totally awesome

serenity
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We’ll see, or not ?

poVoq
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They are not going to federate ads onto other instance and who cares if they show ads to their users on their instance? Sometime the fediverse really makes strange proposals…

Kromonos
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I wonder what they would do, if Twitter would implement ActivityPub? 🤔

poVoq
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Feels a bit like a marketing ploy, but lets see. Would be good I think.

@Thann
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once an open-source program gets enough attention it achieves “critical mass”, and proprietary software can never catch back up.

They probably see the inevitable and are jumping on the train before it leaves the station

At the very least it’s marketing for the protocol itself too.

My current interest in any of the post twitter startups is - does it support activitypub (or any other interop) so yeah happy about this.

It’s a way to placate the “hehe toots” trolls while still getting them on the fediverse

Arthur Besse
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using the word “toot” was a bad decision, as Eugen acknowledged when he made his mobile apps stop using the word back in May. And as of this month, it’s finally gone from the web app too. Good riddance!

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It will always be the toot button in my heart (and because I mainly use Masto with Tusky on mobile, it still is).

Whatever happened to having a little fun? Posting a little toot now and then?

Joe Bidet
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i love to toot!

That’s because the more you toot, the better you feel!

smallcircles
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+1 keep tooting like crazy… we already post enough :)

Joe Bidet
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toot like it’s 2999!

There’s a rumour that it was the youtube lib hbomberguy who made Gargron call the posts “toots” in exchange for some donations

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