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Threads and the Difficulty of Implementing ActivityPub ➝

Adam Mosseri, in an interview with Casey Newton of Platformer:

The fediverse is a long-term bet. It isn’t driving a lot of Threads growth. It is proving very difficult just to do the basics, particularly from a compliance and a privacy perspective.[…]

So everything has become at least three, if not six, or seven times more difficult than we thought. But we’re committed to it, and we’re making progress. We have some announcements coming soon. We just gotta get the basics out. You’ve got to be able to not only post to the fediverse, but to get your replies in the app. Ideally, you should be able to follow accounts from the fediverse in Threads, not just follow Threads accounts on Mastodon servers or clients. So there’s still plenty of work to do. But I do believe the world is going to become more open over time. And we should lean into that. And if it takes time, it takes time.

If you care about ActivityPub, the protocol that powers the fediverse, Threads isn’t the place to be. At least not yet.

But I’d argue that you should run your own fediverse server. Or if that’s a bit beyond your reach, find a friend or family member that could help manage one for the whole family or a group of friends. It’ll be much better for you in the long run.

➝ Source: platformer.news