💫 Copy, Acquire, Kill— How Meta could pull off the most extraordinary pivot in tech history

Meta’s sudden interest in ActivityPub and Mastodon doesn’t make much sense. There are a few impossibly consistent talking points floating through the Fediverse. Each tries to explain away the oddity of Meta’s presence.
I don’t buy any of it. This is a plan years in the making. And we’re watching Meta’s biggest hurdle play out in real-time.

A very interesting POV that matches a lot how I see it. And reminds me of what „everyone“ told Twitter to create in its early stages (~<= 2010): to provide plumbing aka infrastructure.