Robin Sloan
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The year will be 2038. Social networks will exist at every scale, for every purpose. Most attention will have shifted to the glittering lens-layers, reducing the incentives for bad actors to abuse flat, text-based platforms. People will play in the bones of the old networks.

And I…

I will still just want one that lets me use italics 😓

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first mastodon patch to support markdown wins

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@Danhon @robin the funny thing is that from what I can tell from some friends experimenting with it, ActivityPub itself supports some parts of HTML markup, it's just that the Mastodon update box does not. So... it's not necessarily too far off?

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@casey @Danhon @robin yeah I've already had some non Mastodon AP feeds show up with formatted inline links

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@casey @Danhon I mean if it was reliable between instances that would be sooo cool!

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@Danhon @robin its already been done a few times with masto instances and pleroma and friendica support it too

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@robin _right_?

It's **so** frustrating that you can't use basic text formatting across all social networks.

Hopefully it comes soon.

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