Wire Updates

There have been a handful of Wire updates over the past few months. I won’t go into details on all the updates, but some of the main ones are:

  • Article Previews: You get an excerpt, article length, and the Open Graph image if there is one.
  • All Unread & Today: Pretty straightforward — you can get a list of all unread articles or just the ones from today.
  • Read Later: You can flag articles as Read Later and they’ll be surfaced in this special feed.

It’s funny to look back at old release posts and see what the app looked like in the early days. Previously:

My only New Year’s resolution is to practice mindfulness every day. I have been a long-time subscriber to Headspace, but have had trouble making it a consistent habit. 🤞

ActivityPub is cool because we finally have an open protocol to post and subscribe and reply to content across apps.

Mastodon is not Twitter. I get why people think of Mastodon as open source or distributed Twitter, but it’s more than that. If you add ActivityPub support to your WordPress site, others can see the comments and reply from Mastodon! I think this will get more obvious as time goes on and apps like Tumblr start to implement ActivityPub support as well.