There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse


@switchingsocial @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether Pretty much all these services are for sharing info publicly. I am really looking forward to something where I can post privately, for family and friends. You know, Facebook.

@teleclimber @switchingsocial @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether

Diaspora is much more like that, however their road towards activitypub support looks like it's going to be long and slow.

@Blort @teleclimber

Friendica ( @news ) is maybe a better bet, it is a Facebook-style social network due to get ActivityPub at some point in the future (though at the moment they're focusing on a big database update). Also, Friendica is already compatible with Mastodon through another protocol.

Diaspora sound like they don't want to use AP at all?

@switchingsocial @teleclimber @news

From what I heard, apparently they're considering it, but that there were some pretty major hurdles and the discussion around it is going slowly. That's just what I heard though. I haven't actually been actively following the discussions myself.

@switchingsocial @teleclimber @news

TBH I keep hearing about , , , etc, and they all(?) seem to be related to each other, but I'm not quite sure how, so I'm never sure which to really follow/use. Maybe @macgirvin could link to something explaining more...

@Blort @switchingsocial @teleclimber @news @macgirvin
Matrix is a completely different project. Something like Slack or Discord

#Zot is a communications protocol (like #activitypub) which friendica and hubzilla use.

#Hubzilla has more functionality than #Friendica and is set to get the latest federation goodness from zot development sooner. They do however have a different focus, though somewhat overlapping.

@teleclimber in fact, you can use mastodon for it. Just you know, lock your account and post only unlisted and private toots. And that's it

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