There is one slight issue with the #Fediverse that #Peertube and #Soapbox's fe.soapbox.pub each solve aspects of.
I think it'd be nice if the #Fediverse felt more like a social network rather that a collection of social media sites that just so happen to connect to each other. I think this can be easily achieved by having a "neutral site" where one can easily browse content on the #Fediverse before signing up or logging in.
fe.soapbox.pub fixes the first part. It's a neutral site where anyone can login. I personally view it as "the Fediverse website" because of how universal and neutral it is. However, you can't browse the #Fediverse while using it, because you have to log in first, and you can't sign up through the site either.
#Peertube's interface presents itself in a way that lets you browse content across the network, which is awesome...but there's no neutral frontend. You can't just go to "the peertube site" and login to whatever #Peertube site you use to post.
Here is, I suppose, the criteria I think FEs need to meet in order to solve this "problem":
- Allow content across the network to be browsed without logging in. Not even #Twitter has this, but #YouTube and #Twitch do this really well.
- Allow users to sign in using any server they wish.
- Allow users to sign up on any server they wish and then use the FE afterwards.