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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

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Implement ActivityPub?

Hi. I'd like to propose Dev.to implement ActivityPub. ActivityPub is a W3C standard for decentralized social networking. It's currently implemented by a few different projects, including Pleroma, Mastodon, PeerTube, Plume, PixelFed, and more are coming every day. GitLab and Ghost both have open issues discussing adding support.

Adding ActivityPub support would expose dev.to to more than a million new users. Users on the other platforms would be able to follow and interact with dev.to users. Dev.to would gain much larger exposure, while still retaining full control of its own moderation. The lead dev of Mastodon wrote a post that explains the benefits here

Thanks for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them here or over at my Mastodon account.

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

It would ne great! Did you open a PR?

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360FUN

Great idea! :)

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Lucian I. Last

github.com/forem/forem/issues/317

It looks like dev.to aren't interested

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Steve Floyd

This is a no brainer. 3/4ths of the Fediverse is mostly devs and technophiles. I fully agree, good call.

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