Mastodon is awesome, but keeping up with threads on it vs something like email or usenet is just too challenging.

@emacsen Are there any ActivityPub projects that are more focused on longer-form posts and threaded discussions (that are also in active use)?

@setthemfree Not that I know of, but that's a function of the application, rather than the protocol.

@emacsen I guess I need to research Writefreely and Plume. I wonder how long-form (500+ chars) posts "foreign" to Mastodon would be displayed by Mastodon. I also quite miss the hyperlink as a first-class citizen here.

@emacsen Yeah, it's a very ephemeral medium. When I'm tuned in, I'm there, but if I look away for a bit, it's like a river and I lose my place in the stream. I definitely hear you there, but I've had some amazing conversations, albeit brief ones, on here.

Yeah, I'd like a UX that's much more like Usenet clients. One issue there is the difference in the social expectations of replies, but I think that can be negotiated with group implementations

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