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In this blogpost I'm trying to explain ActivityPub and it's advantages to a more general public.

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@ericbuijs
Really great explanation for the uninitiated:)!

@ericbuijs ActivityPub is more like... the shiny weapon. The *secret* weapon could be Zot? Out there somewhere, solving some issues, but known to few. 😉

@ericbuijs
"but also between other servers. [...] Other social networking protocols do the same thing, right?" Do they?

@jonas You're right, I was referring to the sharing content part but that meaning got lost in the rest of the sentence. I'll correct that, thanks.

@ericbuijs Hi Eric, just came across your post via HN. I wanted to point out another example of ActivityPub in the wild: LearnAwesome.org is an open-source equivalent of GoodReads (but covers all media formats, not just books). I recently added ActivityPub support so you can follow any of their user's book reviews right here in Mastodon: github.com/learn-awesome/learn

It was quite fun to implement in Rails, actually. I'm very optimistic about open-source webapps adopting it as a general pub/sub.

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