So, hi. Yes, I am one of the #diaspora* core devs, but no, we don't hate Mastodon over there. In fact, I think that comparing micro-blogging like Mastodon to something like diaspora* is a bit... weird.
Anyway, just here to fill some of the micro-blogging needs twitter failed to deliver.
@ChrisWere Well... who knows. Yes, microblogging and "the other" social networks generally don't mix well, which is why almost nobody cross-posts tweets to Facebook. As of right now, have no plans implementing AP support.
I also have some personal issues with AP, as I think the spec has too much wiggle-room in some corners. I wrote https://schub.io/blog/2018/02/01/activitypub-one-protocol-to-rule-them-all.html earlier this year, and the contents are still valid.