I literally JUST made my first Masto account :|
@deadsuperhero @Gargron Yeah, I haven't verified it. I'm currently clicking around looking for people to follow and saw some chatter from an admin of a little instance that Masto is dropping ostatus?? I lost the URL now. But I am concerned, I have plenty of people I want to interact with on multiple platforms.
@deutrino tl;dr: OStatus doesn't have privacy functionality of any sort, so (at least the plan was) "private" statuses no longer federate to those, because an OStatus implementation would likely just treat them as public, show them on public timelines etc
Mastodon instances, between themselves, continue to do this, because they've switched to communicating via ActivityPub (of which there are also other implementations out there)