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There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

@switchingsocial @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether @cloutstream@mastodon.social @calendar_social

To be fair most of those have absolutely no ActivityPub support, only talking about the desire to support it at some point in the future. Others are early alpha and cant really be run reliably.

Pixelfed, has no activitypub features

anfora has no userinterface of anykind and is unusuable and not even alpha yet.

Plume is early beta and so buggy it is barely usable.

Prismo has no activitypub features

etc. etc.

While i agree there is a lot of hope for the future and many of these projects are on the horizon and i look forward to them the truth is there really isnt much available
right now in any useful form. But it is clear we are getting there.

@freemo

We can get there more quickly if we help these projects.

Many of them are in testing and looking for feedback/help, and many are ready to be used in some form or other.

PixelFed is very close to having working AP federation, and I'm sure they'll appreciate feedback on that when it launches.

Even just following the developer's account lets them know that people are interested in what they are doing, which helps keep them going.

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@switchingsocial Sure, all valid. I am just saying we have to be honest about just how many projects are usable and have ActivityPub support. The answer to that is very very few.

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@freemo

Yeah, you're right, I definitely wouldn't be recommending most of these to a non-technical audience yet.

The aim of the original post is just to let people know these are on the way, and to encourage people to get involved.

To be fair though, the W3C recommendation for the AP standard was only published six months ago. Having this many projects already in the pipeline within half a year is pretty good progress?