For those who don't know Matt Mullenweg. He's founding developer of #WordPress
(Watch out.. Matt somehow crammed 12 trackers on that page ;)
I'd recommend it, but in combination with other blockers (in particular uBlock), as I mentioned above.
Privacy badger is the only one that shows me a clear count of trackers directly in the toolbar and a nice list of those and what it blocks in the dropdown.
Yes, perfectly usable all on its own. As said I like the counter that Badger shows me and uBlock doesn't. Badger has a less-cluttered UI that just lists trackers and I can imagine it is easier for people less tech-savvy (though you don't have to tweak anything with it)
Good point. On awesome-humane-tech I maintain a bunch of this stuff..
@tchambers They're not owned by an indie organisation, so seem to be the opposite of an indieweb. The only changes I've seen since Automattic purchased tumblr was more adverts. There's not been a withdrawal of their infantile content policy, what's to believe they have any other interest than extracting profit from the platform, and how would they extract additional profit by opening up their content to the rest of the Internet?
@wordsmith that makes me sad to hear. anything in particular behind that statement? like i'm not trying to be accusatory, just curious.
https://writing.exchange/@wordsmith/108228732708785990 this mostly sums up my sentiments. Basically: look at how and why your Mastodon instance is run, then compare it to how and why tumblr exists.
@wordsmith that's a fair point, and one I actually wrote about from a content moderation perspective recently. In the end Automattic is a for-profit entity, and the incentives there are driven by ads and getting users onto it's platform. I'd argue we're better than Meta-owned platforms... but that's an incredibly low bar. Personally I'd love to port Tumblr over to a federated model built on top of #WordPress.
As for our content moderation policy... I can't say much, but watch out for changes.
I'm really interested in integrating Tumblr into open source standards, but I'm having trouble picturing how that would work effectively. Has there been cases of monolithic platforms having an effective integration? Does content flow into Tumblr on a per-blog/inbox basis?
If any web engineers want to collab I'd be delighted to talk! I work at Tumblr and am already thinking about how to do this, but lack experience.
@chaosexanima @tchambers @humanetech Element's acquisition of Gitter and the subsequent integration of Gitter into the Matrix ecosystem is a somewhat analogous case study: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/12/07/gitter-now-speaks-matrix
@cdevroe @Skirmisher @tchambers @humanetech I'm planning on joining a Matrix invite sent earlier, but in general this feels like something that may be good for GitHub or similar? The MVP sounds like pure markup, and if we don't open-source our default theme we really should. I'm open to other suggestions, but I'm really hoping to avoid platform overload.
There are users, follow relationships, reblogs, and direct messages. The conceptual architecture is more or less the same, obviously the devil is in the details but in concept there don't seem to be any big stumbling blocks (for an example of an integration refused due to such stumbling blocks, see the proposal to add ActivityPub functionality to Diaspora)
* tumblr reblogs show as a reblogging of the person from whom the reblogger reblogged; ActivtyPub reblogs show as a reblogging of the original poster
* there doesn't seem to be any concept of the reblog chain like in tumblr, which is a feature I've used a lot to find cool new folks to follow on there, but isn't vital
@chaosexanima It looks like the attached post is talking about indieweb support, not fediverse support. Adding fediverse support would mean they need to support ActivityPub and have the mapping, like you say. That’s a bigger stretch than adding indieweb support, which at it’s most basic entails using certain CSS class names in the HTML markup. Adding indieweb support to an existing platform with a web presence is ridiculously easy and has a clear implementation path (microformats -> webmentions -> micropub -> microsub?)
@0x1C3B00DA yep! like using corporate dev speak that feels like the MVP. whether we can/will support a full ActivityPub support is an unknown, but frankly so is the existence of Tumblr as a platform so 🤷♀️
@django I don't know enough about the differences to answer that! From what I read on the w3c activitypub is pretty outdated tho. Is that true?
The w3c spec reached CR in 2018, but development continues through extensions via FEPs on https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/standards/fep/54 and in other discussions
@hamefang hah well it's more that i'm nosy and like asking questions like "hey why don't we do X?" at people until answers fall out or they annoy me. like i'm hardly assigned to this role, i'm actually involved in content moderation stuff
> I'm really interested in integrating Tumblr into open source standards [...] If any web engineers want to collab I'd be delighted to talk!
If you wanna chat, there is a matrix "ActivityPub community" you can join. Tens of people working on AP-related projects and all main projects are discussed there (~20 rooms for mastodon, pixelfed, peertube, mobilizon, lemmy, etc.).
@cdevroe what do you mean? If you want to help, you can, just join! There are so many projects and things to do.
@lutindiscret I saw a conversation on Twitter about helping Tumblr support indie web. I am willing to help out if needed. But it seems like there are more than enough people (internal Tumblr people as well) to work on it. Of course, if I can lend a hand please reach out!
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