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publishing platform is considering to build a decentralized network of Ghost instances:

"It feels like ActivityPub as a standard might fit better to our use case than to Mastodon, so I'm really excited about what we might be able to do with that."

indiehackers.com/post/john-ono

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@alexl god, I would love to see Ghost support AP. I would switch from Wordpress in a heartbeat.

@alexl @sean this doesnโ€™t make any sense to me, Mastodon is (more or less) an ActivityPub implementation. Whatโ€™s being said here?

@me @alexl my main takeaway is that Ghost is looking into the ActivityPub protocol for federated blogging, which is a huge potential win for the network overall.

I disagree on the guy's criticisms about user handles being confusing, but I get how it might seem weird coming from Twitter.

@sean @alexl agreed, but itโ€™s very confusing to contrast that to Mastodon, when Mastodon is the main implementation of ActivityPub.

And agreed on the usernames, they work like email addresses, which isnโ€™t confusing at all.

@me @sean

By the way Mastodon IS NOT an ActivityPub full implementation, it's more correct to say Mastodon implements ActivityPub Server-to-Server protocol for the federation of its servers.

The "implementation of ActivityPub" should be more something like this:

mstdn.io/@alexl/10148910184422

that would be much more powerful in my opinion...

@alexl @sean Sure. ActivityPub is a pretty complicated spec though, so itโ€™s not surprising (are there any full implementations?)

@me @sean

I'd say Pleroma covers the server part of both AP S2C and AP S2S but we don't have any implementation client-side...

@me @sean

In the article they say that the hadle @[email protected] makes more sense for a publishing platform (@[email protected]) than for microblogging (@[email protected]).

(to be precise the syntax with double @ is not part of ActivityPub, it's a convention in the UI/UX that Mastodon introduced)

@alexl @sean ah, I see, they just mean the convention of putting @ at the beginning of names, which is pretty ugly.

@me @sean

No the [email protected] is just the syntax, they mean the "you interact with USER-at-DOMAIN" where DOMAIN represents an organization like a newspaper.

Instead on Mastodon the DOMAIN part represent an instance, that doesn't always match with an organization or some other entity.

I hope it's more clear now what they mean...

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