Just had a question about this, thought it might be useful to answer as a post:

There are lots of different server types on the Fediverse, but they talk to each other using a common standard called ActivityPub.

This means you don't need to be on the same server type to interact.

For example, if you're on a Mastodon server you can have a conversation with someone on a Friendica server.

This works even when the server types are very different. People on Mastodon etc can like, comment and share videos from @peertube or follow livestreaming accounts on @owncast. (To see examples, take a look at @FediVideos)

This process is so seamless that you may not even be aware you're interacting with people from other server types. If you're a Mastodon user, try clicking on @bobfisherphoto and it will look like a Masto account, but it's actually a @pixelfed account. To see what an account "really" looks like, click on the avatar on its profile page.


Yes, try these, they stream regularly:


OwnCast has only just introduced Fediverse support a few months ago, most OwnCast channels haven't switched it on yet. Also the platform itself is fairly new. I would give it a bit more time to get going as people realise what it can do.

@feditips i have a blog on WriteFreely but when I visit it through my Mastodon acc it appears empty even thought I've made a post :(


Have you followed the account from Mastodon?

If no one on your Mastodon server has followed an account, the account may appear empty.


Also, even when you follow this account, you'll only see new posts made after the follow happened, as Mastodon doesn't (yet) "backfill" old posts.

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