This thing still on? Getting interested in Mastodon again… if Twitter’s bluesky thing gets legs, that opens ups lot of room for multimodal social.
@aeveltstra An open federated microblogging proposal / initiative from Twitter:
I'd link you Twitter's statement itself ... but that's blocked by both JS and registration requirements at Twitter. C'est la vie.
@timbray I thought Blue Sky was Twitter's attempt to preemptively usurp the idea of Fediverse for when it starts to siphon enough people off centralized platforms. So Twitter would be able to say they invented it, and Mastodon was just an imitation. Basically, Microsoft's strategy through the 90s and 00s.
More likely to preempt various government regulation that is in the works, like EU Digital Services Act and interop requirements.
Hi @timbray thank you for the great fun you helped unleash in the XML days :)
Tbh, I'm less excited about big tech interest. Here on fediverse there's something precious to spoil.
Be sure to check SocialHub too at https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks and the AP apps watchlist at https://git.feneas.org/feneas/fediverse/-/wikis/watchlist-for-activitypub-apps that I co-maintain.
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