The next time somebody says "you can just run your own instance" I am going to spit in their fucking face, I have been trying to install Mastodon on a server for 7 hours.
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Come to @tumblr. We'll add activitypub for interconnect. Don't stress.
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Is Tumblr committed to adding ActivityPub support? Might be time to give the site another go if so.
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Yeah really. Oh please oh please oh please. @photomatt has this been officially announced?
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Replying to @jdp23 @addyosmani
We are mostly dealing with the waves of new users right now and keeping everything scaling but interop and activitypub are ASAP.

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Replying to @photomatt @jdp23
Very much understandable given the recent surge. Looking forward to giving Tumblr a fresh try (and to ActivityPub!)
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Hey @photomatt, would it be possible for some users to beta test ActivityPub integration within @Tumblr‽ If so, I volunteer as tribute! Also @matrixdotorg testing would be cool too! Make the latter premium though (at least if they want to send large files).
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That's antiethical to tumblrs present monetization model of 'goofiness only, no gated functions'
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That's great to hear, very understandable and the right priority. Thanks for the reply, I am officially excited!
Without wanting to sound demanding, could we actually get progress reports as this initiative picks up internally?
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noob here, what do you mean with "interop"?
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You could post a TikTok and someone on Twitter could see the original post on Twitter (as an example)
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Wow, Tumblr + ActivityPub ....you could WordPress-ify the whole thing that way! 😲 Self-hosted Tumblrs and mothership Tumblrs, all talking ActivityPub to each other and the wider Fediverse....
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Just because they are adding ActivityPub integration doesn't mean they will release the software. There will still only be 1 Tumblr instance. But other instances like Mastodon will be able to federate with it.
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