Big rumblings in the expansion of the #Fediverse have been happening recently.
#Tumblr has already promised to implement #ActivityPub (the protocol Mastodon uses), which will mean you can follow Tumblr accounts from here and vice versa. And today we a learning that #Flickr is also considering it!
This will be a massive expansion bringing, which obviously carries some uncertainties, but I, for one, welcome our new federation partners.
This is the way the internet is supposed to work.
So far there's only two things about Mastodon's design/current status that concern me.
1. I don't think it's spam prevention measures are much better than email's, and no real tooling exists. Isolating servers is a cat/mouse game.
2. Need some more server implementations that are lighter in weight. Open Source does better when there's more implementations/ports.
These are both very much fixable.
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