@mpjgregoire I am not familiar with the implications. Would you like to explain?
@qcat ActivityPub is a newer protocol, devised in part by the people who created OStatus, but as part of a formal W3C standard process.
One advantage, they say, is that direct messages have real privacy.
My instance could be upgraded, but apparently it would be difficult to port the changes over. Also the sysadmin now has two small children, so he's busy.
@mpjgregoire You could also move instance, right?
I picked mastodon.club a few years ago because it was relatively small, friendly and general, as well as Canadian. The community was quite nice, though some people have since moved to other instances. The differences with trunk Mastodon were small at the time.
Eventually the code of mastodon.club will be upgraded or else the users will leave it. The sysadmin is busy these days though, so I don't expect an upgrade any time soon.
@mpjgregoire The choice of an instance is something quite overwhelming in the beginning. To be honest, if i wouldn't have had a friend suggest one for me I would have given up right there.
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