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Wait until all these new people find out there's also a whole alternative to YouTube. And that because the whole of the fediverse is connected, you're already connected to that!
#PeerTube #YouTube #fediverse
in reply to Hyproviola

@Hyproviola I'm totally not taking credit for the term fediverse... It's based on the fact that there are all these different platforms 'federating' with each other, like Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, Misskey, Pixelfed, PeerTube, Zap, etc.
in reply to Gidi Kroon

Yeah I understood that, I meant that I've been seeing that term around #Mastodon. It seems really cool, and with the whole #Twitter thing, it might actually become mainstream.




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Another thing #Activitypub gets blamed for unjustly: text formatting! Activitypub suggests HTML for the post contents and HTML has bullet lists (and other rich text). This post above has bullet lists. If you're not seeing lists, Mastodon has stripped the formatting from the post for no clear reason. That's not the spec...


To me Twitter's way of handling link previews makes a lot of sense and is the way you expect it to work as a user. From my recollection what Twitter does is:

  • Consider the last url-like text for a link preview
  • If that doesn't have a twitter card or open graph tags, check the previous url, etc
  • If the previewed url text is the last text of the post, don't show that text
  • If the post contains a photo or video attachment, don't show a link preview at all, only show the media


I think the way posts are presented on the #fediverse could be improved by using these rules. With one extra addition:

  • If an attachment is also present within the post (activitypub posts are html, so that is quite possible), don't show the attachment at the end of the post.


The question whether the sending or receiving server should resolve the link to load the preview is solved by the fourth rule. Most platforms load the preview themselves upon receiving a post, but if a sending server includes it anyway, that rule causes the receiver to skip that step.
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