A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

tinysubversions.com/notes/read

@darius @KitRedgrave I'm looking forward to it exploding in popularity and ending up on the n-gate Webshit Weekly writeup

mostly because the n-gate fellow doesn't seem to know anything about what he's talking about EITHER but at least he's entertaining about it (usually)

@darius @KitRedgrave and here I am still using FeedOnFeeds like someone who doesn't want to read an entire firehose of a timeline

@darius @KitRedgrave I mean I also follow a lot of folks and I don’t have the wherewithal to read everything posted by everyone. I also still think that the UX of any given RSS/Atom reader is a better match for my reading habits regarding long-form content.

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