Why Federate?

Over at Dave Winer’s Scripting News, Dave makes the case that federation and interop of social media is maybe the wrong move. I think in some cases it may be. Thinking a lot about why and what I write here, it’s rarely because I want to engage in conversation but because I want to share (knowledge, inspiration, whatever). That’s different than conversation.

I have built so much on top of RSS and so much of that is due to Dave Winer. I do see ActivityPub as something like a two-way RSS feed, but maybe not every internet destination needs a two-way flow?

For a news or community site, well, social media interoperability and conversation may be just the ticket. Anyway, Dave’s post is a good one: