It definitely doesn't hurt to log into #Diaspora once in a while.
I agree with the points about ActivityPub being underspecified. The #Pleroma devs have been pretty vocal about the fact that AP doesn’t fully specify behavior and the problems it causes. Devs shouldn’t have to defer to other implementations to successfully federate. Maybe once Pleroma hits 1.0, #LitePub can be a solution for that.
But I disagree with the user expectations points. A federated social network won’t and shouldn’t have consistent UI. There are different types of projects with different focuses. So implementations have to account for those differences. Not every project is going to be an all-in-one FB replacement like Diaspora and there should be room for that.
Overall, I think AP has issues and is overhyped, but it’s here. It’s led to the largest federated network with a multitude of projects, so it’s the base we should iterate on.
Here's the "final" comment on #ActivityPub by the informal spokesperson on inter-operationg from the #Diaspora project:
Over the last year #diaspora grew: (https://web.archive.org/web/20170406180143/https://the-federation.info)
* 198 servers (Apr 2017) -> 289 servers (now / podupti.me). Compared to Mastodon, insignificant. However, if diaspora was included into 2018 report (https://fediverse.network/reports/2018), it could be #4 ranged by total servers only (+91).
🧐 Here's an update of their upcoming features: https://discourse.diasporafoundation.org/t/next-major-version-diaspora-0-8-0-0/1606/20
[Yes, ActivityPub issue is still open]
I just deployed Countly (https://count.ly) #analytics on 3 web sites I run. (My blog, my #diaspora pod, and my #overwatch team web site). Interested to see whether anyone actually uses these web sites. Installation is straightforward. Not simple but it works. I’m learning so much more about front-end dev than I ever knew.
@sean maybe the solution is to come at the problem sideways and start talking to podmins about it? If a significant number of podmins were willing to move to an AP-compatible soft fork of Diaspora or install an AP plug-in, a team could be formed to do the create it. Then all podmins would have the option to connect to the #fediverse, regardless of what the #Diaspora devs themselves think about it.
Sur facebook, à force que je parle de Diaspora et Mastodon, on me pose des questions.
Je me suis essayée à un article sur le sujet, en tant que non informaticienne et à destination des non informaticiens, un peu comme "le réseau social libre et décentralisé expliqué à ma grand-mère".
Toute remarque bienvenue!
Stoked about getting the first post into a "real" #diaspora pod via the API. Lots of testing to come but still happy about it. Check out this two part write-up for details. (Link is to part one). https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2018/12/29/diaspora-api-first-transactions-ever-authentication/