With yesterday’s release of Lemmy v0.14.0 and all of the excitement around federation with Pleroma/Mastodon it makes sense to have a thread just about the federation and what it all means.
I’ve tested talking back and forth in the comments, seen my Mastodon profile from Lemmy, and followed some subs from Mastodon. Since I get audible notifications on Mastodon, I suspect that following sublemmies can be good for jumping into Lemmy Posts in realtime.
I was skeptical if cross-platform federation would find much usage, and it’s still not clear which way it’ll go, but there’s no denying that this kind of development is unique to the free-wheeling fediverse and that this would never exist on CWeb without even bigger tech monopolies.
Being able to try things out like this is one of the reasons I’m spending more and more time here. I mean, how can you not be excited about this kind of experimentation and development? Finally, I can’t imagine all the work that went into this and want to give a huge thanks to the Lemmy team for making this work.