( https://westurner.github.io/hnlog/#comment-16615679 )
> ActivityPub (and OStatus, and ActivityStreams/Salmon, and OpenSocial) are all great specs and great ideas. Hosting and moderation cost real money (which spammers/scammers are wasting).
> Know what's also great? Learning. For learning, we have the xAPI/TinCan spec and also schema.org/Action.
Mastodon has now supplanted GNU StatusNet.