Kyle Bradshaw: ‘Threads readies handy explainer of Mastodon and the fediverse’

Kyle Bradshaw, writing for 9to5Google:

To address that, the latest Threads beta update [for Android] prepares a brief Q&A explainer of what the fediverse is and how to find your friends on it. In a helpful analogy, Meta likens the fediverse to using e-mail. Just as someone who uses Gmail can send messages to someone who prefers Outlook, people on Threads should be able to interact with people on Mastodon.

This is great news for the open social web! Meta might be inching their way back to some credibility. It has to start somewhere, right?

There are some other worthwhile tidbits gleaned from the beta app’s code about how profiles will supposedly interact with ActivityPub, so go read the rest of Bradshaw’s article.


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