Convener: narF (@narF@mstdn.ca)
As more and more federated services gets created, each with its own UI, it’s becoming harder to know if I can follow someone just from looking at a profile.
For years, walled garden taught us that we need an account to follow someone.
So if the website doesn’t look like a website that I know I have an account, I can’t follow them.
We need a way to tell people “this is a website you can follow from your Fediverse account”
Web browser should do that. If it detects that it’s compatible with the Fediverse, it displays a Follow button. And you can just click that button to follow. no need to copy-paste-search the username in my app. It would just open automatically.
Just like clicking a “mailto” link!
Firefox should totally get on that!
Maybe a browser extension?
web+fediverse/web+ap protocol handler will be useful for this