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."

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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 doesn’t make any sense to me, Mastodon is (more or less) an ActivityPub implementation. What’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 it’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 isn’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:

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

@alexl @sean Sure. ActivityPub is a pretty complicated spec though, so it’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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