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Mastodon users can now share their profiles via QR code on Android

Decentralized social network Mastodon has updated its official app for Android to let users easily share their profiles with QR Codes. This could be useful in loud places like event and hotel lobbies to exchange profiles, the company said in a blog post. To share the QR code, users can go to their profile tab and tap the QR icon next to their name to get a code related to the profile others can scan. The organization is also trying to make the Fediverse simple to understand for users. To that…

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky Opens Social Network to Everyone

Bluesky, the decentralized social network that was hatched by former Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey, is expanding its app to all interested users, abandoning an invite-only system that the service used to help regulate growth for the past year.The social network opened to the public last February, and now claims 3 million users, but Bluesky only allowed new users via an invite code to ensure the technology supporting the network could handle the traffic.  Another key aspect of Bluesky, known as “federation,”…

Threads starts testing ActivityPub integration for fediverse; Know what it is, how it works and why it is tricky

Two days ago, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Threads has started testing making its posts available on Mastodon and other platforms that support the ActivityPub protocol. But the full fediverse play may still be quite some distance away as Instagram head Adam Mosseri has highlighted several key issues the company will have to iron out before it can fully become interoperable. If some of these terms we have mentioned appear foreign to you, then you are not alone. The latest buzz in social media platforms is still…

Threads is testing compatibility with other ActivityPub services like Mastodon

Last updated: December 14th, 2023 at 06:19 UTC+01:00 Threads by Instagram has finally started testing compatibility with other Fediverse-based social media platforms that use the ActivityPub protocol. When Threads, an X (formerly Twitter)-like social media platform, was launched a few months ago, Instagram announced that it would bring compatibility with ActivityPub services, like Mastodon and Pixelfed, in the future. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now announced that it has started testing ActivityPub compatibility for…

Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg details Tumblr’s future after re-org

This week, WordPress.com owner Matt Mullenweg confirmed his company would be shifting the majority of Tumblr’s workforce to other areas at parent company Automattic in light of the social blogging site’s continued financial woes. After acknowledging and explaining the meaning behind a leaked internal memo detailing the staff changes, Mullenweg then went on to field a number of questions about Tumblr’s future in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on his own Tumblr blog. Here, the exec responded to questions about…

meta news: Meta explores decentralised social network app for text updates

Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc said on Friday it was exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates.Indian business news website Moneycontrol.com first reported the news, citing sources. The report said that Meta's new content app would support ActivityPub, the decentralized social networking protocol that powers Twitter-rival Mastodon."We're exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We believe there's an opportunity for a separate space where creators…

Meta Is Building a Decentralized Twitter-Clone

Meta is planning a Twitter-like app, but reports say it could be using Instagram as a springboard.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) While Twitter deals with daily chaos and mounting debt, its biggest competitors are thinking they can do tweet storms even better than the ol’ blue bird. On Friday, Meta confirmed that it was working on a new stand-aloneapp for sharing Twitter-like messages. A company spokesperson wrote to Gizmodo:“We’re exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We

Meta Exploring Decentralised Social Networking App With ActivityPub Support Like Mastodon

Meta is exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates, a company spokesperson said on Friday, in what could be a direct competitor to billionaire Elon Musk's Twitter."We're exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We believe there's an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests," a Meta spokesperson told Reuters in an emailed statement.Earlier in the day, the Indian business news…