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Mastodon URIs, not URLs

One of the annoying things about Mastodon is that it’s tough to share Mastodon links and have them open in your favorite app instead of in a web browser. This is due to the lack of a shared scheme or a shared server—which makes sense for a distributed/federated system, but doesn’t help its usability. One […]

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Why is Twitter not just Jabber?

Twitter is a way to post a short message to a wide group of subscribers, and to receive messages posted by a wide group of subscribers. That’s instant messaging. There’s already a standard protocol for it: Jabber (XMPP). Why not just use it? Why invent a new protocol?! Actually, Twitter already does have experimental XMPP […]

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