Lets take a moment to talk about the many faces of Activity Pub (this network) Show more
Mastodon wants to replace twitter (some of their warts and all)
Pleroma wants to empower communities and users by building a great platform for "the socials" that has a STRONG focus on safety (I promise, there are some amazing features like MRF which are not widely known or understood). Think bulletin boards / forums in a very very broad sense.
Pixelfed is slowly building federation support to take on Instagram
Plume is a blogging engine that leverages the network for comments and sharing of content (Tumblr alternative)
PeerTube is hoping to take on YouTube
FunkWhale is inspired by grooveshark and wants you to get your groove going
PInafore is a lean, mean UI that's pretty
Halcyon is a tweet deck alternative
we have a couple CLI UI's as well
We have some tools that auto-delete posts after a timeout
We have some tools that cross post rss feed articles as posts
We have a LOT of developers from ALL over that are doing some really cool things.
This network isn't just a singular instance OR experience. It's the human condition of many views upon a topic expressed in a technical form.
Be kind, rewind