I now have two sites up and running. They are both based around ActivityPub, and do interact with each other.
I’ve seen a lot of talk about BlueSky, and as a brief note I will point out that it reads – to me – like a commercial version of ActivityPub. You can wait if you like, but it reads as the same thing, only commercialised.
There is one major and important thing to point out.
On The Door, it has a chat feature. This will only work internally! It is a feature that is unique to Pleroma. You cannot use “chat” to talk to people on other servers. You must use DM’s the same as you would on Twitter or other Mastodon sites. I would advise you not to use it, but it is there if you want it.
If you choose to sign up for either of my sites, you are more than welcome. I will not tolerate certain things, push it, and you will find out what they are….
So, pick an instance, and sign up via your web browser! It is much easier to do it via the browser.
Unlike Twitter, I have found that the more followers you have, the better! Twitter forces things upon you; the fediverse requires you to reach out! So, follow every one of interest! You can always unfollow them if need be.
NOTE- Sometimes it can say it is awaiting approval on a follow request. Be patient! It could be a communication issue between the servers. Hammering the fuck out of the button won’t make a difference.
Direct Messaging is frankly a pain.
You tag the user (EG @firstname.lastname@example.org ) and then set the post to mentioned people only.
It is what it is.
Apps are a personal thing. One person likes one app, and another, another. It does no harm to play.
For Social Satan Speaks you need to download an app for Mastodon. They are generally interchangeable, but there may be hiccups and glitches.