@dansup I'm excited to successfully interact with my Pixelfed account from my Mastodon instance. Yay federation! However avatars aren't syncing either way. Is that still being worked on?
@jared how do the two interact?
@jaredmoody Well, Pixelfed and Mastodon are two different codebases/platforms, but since they use ActivityPub and other open protocols to "federate" with each other, they can form one larger social network (dubbed the "fediverse"). A growing number of other similar platforms are in development too…all to rebuild social media in a way that's truly open like the web, or email—and not like proprietary commercial services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
That's the short version. 😜
@jared I get the concepts, but what are you doing between your two accounts? Cross-posting? Following pixelfed users from mastodon or vice-versa? Something else?
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