Don't you miss the days when the web really was the world's greatest decentralized network? Before everything got locked down into a handful of walled gardens? So do we.

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Enter ActivityPub! ActivityPub is a decentralized social networking protocol based on the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format and is being developed as part of the W3C Social Web Working Group. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and subscribing to content.

Sounds exciting? Dive in!

~= Hey, Implementers! =~

We're so stoked to have you implementing ActivityPub! To make sure ActivityPub implementations work together, we have:

  • Submit implementation reports -- We'd really appreciate you filling this out! Help us understand what features are being implemented. A necessary step for becoming an official W3C standard!
  • A test suite: -- Make sure your application works right according to the ActivityPub standard. (Note: work in progress, currently only supports testing client to server's server side of tests. More soon!)

Looking to discuss implementing ActivityPub? You can join the #social IRC channel on irc.w3.org!