Afaics, I can follow people from various mastodon instances. I can also, seemingly, follow people on PixelFed instances. What interests me next is how these 2 integrate, it makes total sense that a PixelFed post would appear in my feed with no issue, but how would text-only posts look on PixelFed if someone from there were to follow me?
Finally, I suppose I initially misinterpreted how ActivityPub worked, I thought of it as a sort of "decentralized login" such that I would be able to go and visit other ActivityPub sites, logging in with my user credentials from here and then using the platform over there. This, I'm now aware, is completely wrong. But I wonder if the ideals of "one decentralized account to rule them all" is possible still?
Yes - I wrote all of this out before breaking it up and posting as separate toots.
Yes - I really do need help.
Yes - I'm procrastinating work.
@stuts maybe you're thinking of OpenID?
@tomosaigon You're probably right! I figured that ActivityPub was aiming for a sort of decentralized account that could interact with everything (as it can just through the one site instead of being able to login on others)
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