In my first blog post on Plume I described some of the new ActivityPub networks like Pixelfed, Peertube, Mastodon and Plume. It is possible to have accounts on all of them. Personally, I have two accounts on Mastodon and one here on Plume. As Plume still is experimental I don't post often here, but you could follow me on two AP-networks. I am sure that there are pioneers who have accounts on all platforms available. I wonder if in the long run we will follow the same persons on different networks as we want to know which images, videos and toots they post and which articles they write. If you do this you have to jump from one system to the other. You will see some very different interfaces. This reminds me of the early days of the Internet when we jump from website to website and all of them had different designs.
Will we follow people we like on different platforms or is it foreseeable that someday there will be a new platform called PixelPeerMastoPlume which will federate content of all kind?
December 13, 2018 11:52
@juh It should be pretty easy to setup your Mastodon account (or another account) so that it automatically boosts posts from all your Plume/Peertube/etc accounts. In fact you can already do this manually.
December 13, 2018 12:51
@nutomic @juh I'd love to know how to do this. I'm feeling the same struggle, would be really great if there was a single platform to act as a sort of command centre
December 13, 2018 13:12
@LPS @juh If you're a programmer, you could probably take one of the many ActivityPub implementations (or a Mastodon api client) and implement it yourself. Just make it fetch posts from your other accounts, and boost them.
December 14, 2018 13:14
@nutomic @juh sadly I'm not:(
December 16, 2018 02:22
it would be nice if there were a common client for some actions to simplify having multiple accounts
as to following people, I wonder if people will have preferred platforms and post/read from those, e.g. a main Mastodon account that federates with other services or if they'll platform hop for different types of content
March 8, 2019 12:26
@juh I think we will follow interesting accounts in all AP networks from one account - our base camp - and get a combined timeline from all sources.