@manton my partner is an artist and Glass doesn’t appeal as it over-focuses on photography.
For artists & others who care about indie social, I’m still recommending Mastodon or Pixelfed.
There’s a longer discussion here about how I’d feel more comfortable if Mb 1) open sourced* the server and/or 2) fully participated in the ActivityPub fediverse.
*a non commercial open license like Prosperity or IndieCC might be a fit.
@simonwoods Ah, paradoxes. A good night’s sleep works wonders. I have just deleted Glass from my phone, and I never actually got to the end of the waitlist…so I’ve no idea what I am missing.
@manton I find Mb very blog / notification channel focused. So updates get pushed to Masto (which I use, thank you!), but this chat here is not connected.
I am not suggesting that you SHOULD do this, but essentially become a first class member of the Fediverse.
I should be able to use an AP client — like the new Mastodon iOS one — and use my Mb account anywhere. Including posting, which of course would mean supporting AP in addition to Micropub.
@manton I suppose there are different types of silos (degrees of silo-ness?) but Glass makes it really easy and obvious how to export every photo from your account. I don’t think a well-defined self-contained network is inherently bad, and in fact makes many things more obvious and easily understood. Conceptual simplicity is a good thing.
@crossingthethreshold I am both happy to see potentially better social platforms exist and content with never joining another one for the rest of my life. Happy where I am, happy with my digital life being constrained and focused, and happy to contribute from a well-considered distance.
@boris Currently we push replies to Mastodon if you @-mention a user on Mastodon. There is also the limitation that not everyone on Micro.blog has (or wants) ActivityPub enabled. As for compatibility with the Mastodon iOS app... I assume that uses the Mastodon API, which isn't ActivityPub at all.
@manton like most of the major AP apps, it uses OAuth. I’m playing a little loose with the Masto/AP distinction — there is enough capability that various front ends and clients interoperate around the basics.
I understand your reluctance, but it makes Mb a bit of a stand-alone. You’re at the “center” of a bunch of IndieWeb stuff … but as it stands, there aren’t viable IW federated servers. AP’s federation is the closest we have.
Anyway, thanks for the discussion!
@crossingthethreshold glad my provocative questioning led to @gruber & other big brains clarifying that silos are on a spectrum of open-ness (with even M.b not even at full tilt). Still, with my starving artist budget and preference for video > stills (already sub Vimeo), I'll sit out Glass and look forward to @manton gaining inspo for Sunlit.