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One of the biggest strengths of the fediverse (and free software) movements is how it brings people to collaborate and to spur that, we need spaces to organize. I see here and across the fediverse that people want to help out but don't know how. I've just started a set of Matrix rooms (with a bridged Discord server so that the chat platform doesn't get in the way of people wanting to participate) where people can do the following: - strategize on how to best promote the fediverse - collaborate on their free-culture/federated projects and find people to help - promote their own fediverse content, find fediverse creators to follow, and offer feedback to others' [The video](https://share.tube/w/1tGvezJtU4qQVtCPJRimGD) has been uploaded and the server is up. If you have any ideas, any ways you'd like to help, or just want to chat, join! I really do believe this is gonna be crucial to pulling off our task. Real-time chat is more personal and live so it's easier to collaborate and build a community. If you're interested, join here: - [Discord](https://discord.gg/yhEDkW3hry) - [Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/#collaboration-commons:matrix.org)
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Some people do a good job of shilling small lemmy instance on lemmy.ml, but it seems like relatively few people shill lemmy/fediverse off lemmy. Thoughts:
Availability. It's easy to shill say midwest.social to other lemmings bc you're already both on a lemmy. But lemmy is a reddit alternative, so it would make sense to shill lemmy on reddit, but i don't see that happened for some unknown reason.
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Change your device names to like 'join pixelfed'
I was doing some wifi admin stuff and someone joined with a url. I looked up the url and it was a gay porn thing lol.
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[Event] The fedizens first global chess tournament!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/67533 > *Roses are red* > > *Violets are blue* > > *You're gonna sign up for this chess tournament* > > --- > > --- > > # How to play: > > 0. Most important! Share this event as widely as possible! Post on the fediverse and even on your Facebook, Reddit, tiktok etc > > 1. Sign up in the comments here. Just say your signing up. > > 2. I'll arrange brackets. Or if you particularly want to play someone, mention it in the comments and I'll pair you guys up > > 3. I'm open to suggestions, but lichess seems like the easiest way to set up matches, but really, if you can get your opponent to agree to use like Minetest chess, go for it! > > 4. If someone off the fediverse wants to play, have them contact me somehow. You could even relay their messages to me. > > # prizes: > > - once [the fedizens enquirer news paper](https://lemmy.ca/c/thefedizenenquirer) is up and running, you'll be featured there. > > - myself, [@sexy_peach@feddit.de](https://feddit.de/u/sexy_peach), Michael from [Perthchat](https://matrix.to/#/#general:perthchat.org) and/or [@Helix@feddit.de](https://feddit.de/u/Helix) will simp for you > > - paid tournament will follow later on, if enough interest > > --- > > Has this ever been attempted before?
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Has anybody encountered any non nerds on the fedi? Which is the easiest fedi project to use?
Compared to like half of fedizens, I'm a tech normie, but compared to my irl contacts im a nerd. [If you're seeing this post, you're prob the top 1% of tech users](https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/10/americans-get-a-failing-grade-for-digital-literacy) I have limited ideas on how to improve tech literacy, but they're like society redefining, which is a much bigger problem than fedivangelism. Off the top of my head, I think pixelfed could in the future have the lowest bar to entry. Alovoa seems very simple to use, but aint anyone use Alovoa. I read a thing once that woman a very underrepresented online. I [suspect minorities are under represented online too](https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/02/7-of-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/). Though I'm surprised how many people have tick tock, like my nan doesn't have any social medias aside from tick tock.
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Yearly event where we share what fedivangelism we've done
Who's birthday is around now? We can declare it international fedivangelism day. Doesn't mean done successfully, just that you tried. I'll go first: Ive asked like 140 ppl irl if they have a mastodon acct, which usually gets them to say "mastodon?" Then I strike. So like 75 ppl more know the basics of mastodon, but 0 sign ups yet. Like 20 of them are random guys approaching me and I cock block by telling them to add me to mastodon. You'd hope theyd actually be interested enough to sign up. This is also a lpt lol.
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change my view I'm brain storming bonehead ways to boost fediverse adoption. I'm not talking ethics or morality here, i don't like like the monetization model either but i think it is worth knowing thy enemy
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For not nerds, what area does the fediverse provide that big tech social medias don't? And how do we increase these pros?
Only example i can think of atm is different 'free speech' policy. Which applies to [!rightwingwatch@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/rightwingwatch) social medias and left ones (hexbear.net, lemmygrad.ml) Nobody i know irl gives a hoot about encryption or not seeing advertisements or tech privacy. 1 friend i was trying to convince to join the fedi specifically says he likes seeing ads bc he wouldn't know what to buy otherwise (enables him to participate more into consumerism) Steemit has cryptocurrency integration, which is something i think the fediverse should exploit more to challenge big tech. Not as important given the recent crypto crash tho.
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Anyone interested in creating like a lemmy/fediverse news paper?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/203130 > I've seen a bunch of try hard posts where a lemming goes around and gathers a bunch of information and makes basically a news paper article. Basically that but with fancy pancy formatting to make it look like a newspaper. > > It could literally be about any topic. I believe this the model that medium and huffpost blog thing follows. Not to mention, reg news paper have opinion pieces on random topics sometimes. > > Like you could write up a thing about that time your [dog did some crazy thing like making friend with a racoon](https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-vers6LTVAfQ%2FT7qWmnpNfsI%2FAAAAAAAALV0%2Fcl9d8Tz3X7o%2Fs1600%2Fcute-dog-and-raccoon.jpg&f=1&nofb=1). > > It could also be someone writing an article like one of [dessalines](https://dessalines.github.io/essays/why_not_signal.html) or [joepie91's](http://cryto.net/~joepie91/blog/2014/02/10/why-mtgox-is-full-of-shit/) > > Something like we make a few posts on a sublemmy, then like end of the month someone formats them together in like a pdf knock off thing and we pass it around like the internet like mono at a frat party. > > Objectives: just for fun, the spreading it around is for [!fedivangelism@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/fedivangelism) and to build [!fedizenry](https://lemmy.ml/c/fedizens) among all fedizens. > > I dont have a name ready. The fedizens periodical? Lemmy times. The Fediverse post. The Daily Fedi. Fedizen Enquirer. [Here's a news paper name generator](https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/newspaper-names.php)
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Not sure how to get senpais to notice me on tumblr. On twitter, i got like 2 notification cause i was dissing bitcoin and some libertarians jumped into my comment sections. Whatever they sent me was auto removed by twitter, but i can imagine lmao! So eventually i might get a twitter user to migrate
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The EU via their Horizons Europe program, the [Next Generation Internet](https://ngi.eu) (where e.g. NLnet are associated) (NGI Initiative) are the biggest funders of the [free software projects](https://delightful.club/delightful-fediverse-apps/) that comprise the fedi. Without their support fedi wouldn't be what it is now. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) recently [launched a pilot](https://edps.europa.eu/press-publications/press-news/press-releases/2022/edps-launches-pilot-phase-two-social-media_en) to have both a Peertube and Mastodon instance on the Fediverse, hashtagged #EUVideo and #EUVoice respectively. On these servers official European Commission related institutions as well as individuals working at the EC can have their accounts. This recognition of the Fediverse and the interest that exists in entering our decentralized social networking environment is an important development. With success of the pilot there will undoubtedly be a follow-up and more initiatives to come. First results until now is that the parties that 'test the waters' are very happy on the kinds of interactions and quality of discussions they encounter on the Fediverse. That is no wonder, of course. Fediverse offers **social networking** that is more personal and friendly, than corporate social media which is about 'broadcasting' and influencing. Current pilot can be a ramp up to something much bigger: #### Fediverse: United in Diversity A social networking technology where _everyone_ can find their place and participate, that is not controlled by Big Tech and commercial corporate interests. For the European Commission there is the opportunity to passionately put their support behind fostering **"The European Take On Social Networking"**. Fediverse aligns to the NGI Initiative who envision an [Internet for Humans](https://www.ngi.eu/about/). ##### How you can help To progress towards this vision it is important for the EU/EC pilot to be a success. As fedizen you can help with this. Here are a couple of ways to offer your support: → **Follow, boost, favourite the [EUVoice accounts](https://social.network.europa.eu/explore) on Mastodon and [EUVideo](https://tube.network.europa.eu/videos/overview) Peertube videos.** - These early adopter accounts are _still learning_ how the Fediverse works, what the culture is and e.g. how we value accessibility and image captions. You can help them discover. - Many accounts are still Twitter bridges and broadcast only. Some others respond and interact with fedizens, notably [@EC_OSPO](https://social.network.europa.eu/@EC_OSPO), [@EDPS](https://social.network.europa.eu/@EDPS) and [@EC_NGI](https://social.network.europa.eu/@EC_NGI). The operators of the Twitter bridges don't know what the value of Fediverse is to them, and if they should spend time with us. All reactions by us are monitored, so we can help them here. - There are people giving highly toxic reactions to almost any EC-related toot. There are many things to be critical about. Politics is about the discussion of these issues, and good arguments help more than toxicity. Here we have opportunity to show we are different than the cesspit that Twitter is. - Do not expect too much, too soon. There is a complex organization structure at the EC, and given the politically sensitive nature all communications are weighed carefully and undergo multiple levels of approval. Plans move slowly, but they are in motion. → **Let's give the fedi accounts more followers than they have on Twitter, if possible.** - For instance the [Director General of Informatics at DG DIGIT](https://social.network.europa.eu/users/EC_DIGIT_director_general), Veronica Gaffey, has 191 fedi followers in short time, while [on Twitter](https://twitter.com/gaffey_veronica) she has 279 followers. → **If you are on Twitter, then help encourage EC institutions to also have an account on EUVoice.** - A notable example is the [European Parliament](https://twitter.com/euparl_en). Respond to their tweets and name-drop the fedi as THE place to be. → **We are gathering a group of volunteers on [SocialHub](https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks) that can [help train EC representatives](https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/looking-for-volunteers-organize-a-fediverse-training-for-eu-representatives/2437) in how to use the Fediverse effectively and understand its culture.** - The activities we do here, starting later this year, stand to benefit any administration or institution interested to join the Fediverse, not just EU representatives. --- This post is also [cross-posted](https://discuss.coding.social/t/help-make-the-european-commission-euvoice-and-euvideo-pilot-a-success/101) to the [Social Coding Movement](https://coding.social) that is dedicated among others to establish a Peopleverse on top of the fedi. Social Coding is not yet officially launched.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/44879 > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/44857 > > > Would be better if misskey wasn't moe imo
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The fediverse is pretty ripe for (rich) content creators. What's the hold up?
the trump mastodon -> trump used his clout to boost that up Eventually there will be like a pewdiepie instance, especially if someone forks a fediverse app with ads for ad revenue since most content creators are pretty interested in ads. Aside from trump, what's taking the others so long? Esp rightwingers since they complain about big regular social medias
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We need to foster more of a crossposting culture to prevent Lemmy from being centralized around lemmy.ml
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/26377 > ex Cross-post material to other instances and make new sublemmies on other instances. > > Im not sure how to accomplish this. In something like reddit, they could do something like upvotes from a foreign instance counts as x3 upvotes. I have my upvotes turned off on lemmy though. > > Suggestions?
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Market fediverse towards folks the way vpns market themselves?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/21952 > Almost no one cares about privacy, thats why every single VPN advertices themselves as "You can watch Neflix' catalogs from another countries" > > Pretty similar to the john oliver, 'the gov is collecting your dick pics' approach, which i linked > > from https://lemmy.ml/c/showerthoughts
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/279006 > Note: Responses on cross-posted threads may be missed. The best way to indicate your interest is to reply to the SocialHub forum topic, or alternatively on the [Fediverse announcement here](https://mastodon.social/@humanetech/108344611621798508).
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/273923 > Hurray 🥳 > > On this 14th birthday test yourself on your knowledge about the fedi's history and our present state, and share the results with your fellow fedizens.
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