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Owner and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg says Tumblr’s ‘fediverse’ integration is ongoing

Tumblr’s connection to the “fediverse,” or decentralized social media, appears to be proceeding despite delays. After acquiring Tumblr from Verizon in 2019, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg tweeted that the site would “soon” support ActivityPub, the protocol behind Mastodon and other decentralized social apps. Tumblr’s progress wasn’t clear after that announcement. …

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X experiments with a $1-per-year new user fee

X, formerly Twitter, announced today that it will experiment with charging “new unverified” users $1 per year to interact with posts. The company said this test is live in New Zealand and the Philippines and won’t affect existing users. Users can post, like, repost, reply, bookmark, and quote for that …

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X will discontinue Circle in October

Elon Musk-owned X, formerly Twitter, is shutting down its Circle feature, which allowed users to share posts with a select group. The social network mimicked Instagram’s “Close Friends” feature. Users can no longer add people to their circle after October 31, according to the company. X will deprecate Circles on …

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Bluesky buckled after Twitter/X announced block end

Bluesky, a Twitter competitor, buckled after Elon Musk announced that X will only support mutes instead of “block” functions. Bluesky users experienced slow post loading and occasional error messages. Graphics and images loaded slowly. Additionally, the site’s status page reported a performance issue being investigated. The Bluesky team has not …

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