TO: app developers considering and other related apps and interfaces

Perhaps spend a day or two to add Micropub support to the platform first, then your app could potentially be used to publish to ANY website/platform that supports the W3C spec.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. @chrisaldrich That’s interesting. I thought few days ago would Twitter even exist if #RSS spec weren’t so focused on readers? I haven’t followed RSS spec, but I don’t think it had write API, just reading API.If first gen RSS readers had also little box to write posts and post to own site, it could have mitigated the need for Twitter in first place.

  2. @chrisaldrich I just think there is no critical mass for multiple efforts.I’m now reading the Micropub spec. It looks like Micropub would be ideal: replying to links. Full support for HTML.Mastodon is what we get now, lack of richer HTML support is what pains me most here.

  3. @liaizon I looked at and think, i’m not quite there yet.On a different note i wonder, if type the server load of all of those services (incl. say an implementation for any CMS) impose on a private website, hosted on a shared host etc. Is that feasible at all? Or do we end up at least with cost/abilties of a VPS, alternatively my own Mastodon server for 6$/month? @aaronpk

  4. @liaizon Yeah, i wasn’t meaning to promote – That’s good information from you. Maybe i am tired of associating myself with one of the biggest doamins here. I am unsure, i enjoy the broader scope compared to a very small server (where i have one or there accounts to test) – all undecided, i am watching it, while spending 300-350/year on a shared account (unlimited verything) without actual root access, so can’t run Mastodon there. Thanks for your input in any case.

  5. @jayrope So you’re not having issues using Mastodon to reach your friends and family who are in other places on the web like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.?!? This is one of the issues many are still missing in their move to Mastodon/ActivityPub–they’ve made some progress into a healthier web space, but we could still go further to break down the silo walls for a better open web. 😉

  6. @chrisaldrich Sure, i reach them over there. Or we have telephones, postboxes (yeah, snail mail) & email. No need to convince them to join my own efforts exploring rare benefits of net-based communication – many aren’t like that & need no public (fake) support either.I enjoy Mastodon curiously, since i learned to filter things – even the federated stream now has benefits in worldwide, diverse, multilingual information. Just like direct democracy this requires a LOT of work. Not a convenience.


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