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Newsletter platform Ghost adopts ActivityPub to ‘bring back the open web’

Illustration of the fediverse surrounding the Earth like a constellation.
Image: Cath Virginia | The Verge

Open platforms keep gaining support out there — newsletter platform Ghost just published what amounts to a manifesto in support of the ActivityPub protocol with plans to ship ActivityPub integration “in 2024.”

That’s a big shot of support for the fediverse — the network of open and interoperable social services that have all been gaining momentum over the past year. Ghost founder John O’Nolan recently said that federation over ActivityPub was the platform’s “most requested feature over the past few years” — a comment he made on Meta’s Threads, which itself is slowing beginning to federate.

The idea here is that all these networks will allow users to follow and share content between them, keeping you from needing to have multiple accounts…

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