I was reading web.dev recently and couldn’t help but
think that in tech circles/articles online it’s easy to get the impression that
Firefox is a major competing
browser. Firefox actually doesn’t even register. Firefox has an estimated 3%
global market–share and
doesn’t even show up in
Users implicitly use Safari (Apple) and/or some derivation of Chromium (Google
Chrome). When was the last time you saw someone
using Firefox? Not recently if you’re outside the tech bubble.
Of course in my case the social media applications within the Fediverse are not
what’s most interesting. It’s the generality of its protocol.
ActivityPub appears to have an easier time
with different use cases than other protocols.
The link to a Fediverse server list in a previous post died but
fediverse.party also shows the diverse types of
applications that use the ActivityPub protocol.
a term that shows up in the philosophy of the
Fediverse every so often. Generally, the more insular
a community, the more populous/extreme/niche. Some Fediverse indexes calculate
Imagine similar stats for the . Like — what’s
the and domain linking insularity
within/between Facebook relative to other
That would be extraordinary, especially for journalism which is pretty much
This goes without saying but.. any sufficiently ambitious group of business
persons want more than just to be on the Internet, they want to own it
completely, the Fediverse is no exception :)