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Mastodon founder has a message for Elon Musk

Ivory is getting a warm welcome on Mastodon, but also this open source iOS app for Mastodon got some thumbs up :

I’ve wanted full RSS feeds for several Mastodon instances for ages. They can be particularly useful for small instances (aka communities) with slow posting velocity

Thanks all for the replies (I see one comment here on this instance, but twelve when I look at Nice to see more Friendica here!

Stork (pleroma-bot)
Mirror your favorite Twitter accounts in the Fediverse, so you can follow their updates from the comfort of your favorite instance. Or migrate your own to the Fediverse using a Twitter archive.

Indymedia In The Fediverse? · by Bix Frankonis
There’s a great look back at the heyday of Indymedia from Todd Wolfson and Malav Kanuga for Logic Magazine. I wanted here to highlight two paragraphs in particular as it navigates from that era to today’s (over)reliance upon platform social media.

Fedistar - Multi-column Mastodon and Pleroma client for desktop
Author of Whalebird, Mastodon desktop client, started a new project Fedistar Code : Don't like to read Medium ? Use

If Bash is your default shell, you can install Fish to try its superb auto suggestions and the tab key, while leaving Bash as your default shell. These auto suggestions do not only work for your command line history but also for file names even when your first letters you type are in different order in the file name (For example, I know that I want to edit a file with the word work in it and start typing the word work and press tab key, but it turns out that the word does start instead with the word personal, Fish is still able to suggest the real file name to edit : personal_and_work_todo.txt). Fish has saved me a lot of typing time. And if you need Bash for a moment (Fish will complain about certain * usage), then temporarily exiting Fish or typing bash is an option.

After installing Fish, run the fish_config command to configure it via a local session in your web browser.

Old post but edited January 5 this year.Mentions three top sites running Soapbox.

An article posted on (cough) Medium, but consider to use if you want to read distraction free.

Into the Fediverse
Blog post about a person that moved from a well-known instance to self-hosted single user instance. Mentions Castopod which plans to use ActivityPub.

Yes, maybe. Could depend on your expectations though. As far as I am concerned Lemmy is a content article reader, while Mastodon (and Pleroma, Akkoma) are for me in general be more about connecting with people and organizations and sometimes following activities of friends.

Key points A lot of Mastodon's features will feel familiar to current Twitter users, but there are significant differences, too. Once you experience Mastodon, you suddenly realize just how much commercial advertising you are force-fed. This is an immersive learning experience to master decentralized thinking.

They also send Delete messages to any server they know about, even if that server isn’t an AP server and has no relationship with the originating server. My website is not an ActivityPub server, but i get thousands of spam messages from mastodon servers a day. I’ve filed two different issues related to that but neither of them has received much attention (and none from garg).

Ouch :( Are Pleroma, Akkoma and others doing a much better job at this ?

A Pentium 133 or faster with at least 32MiB of RAM is recommended.

Why You Should Use the Fediverse (Mastodon, PixelFed, Friendica, and More)!
A short video talking about the Fediverse, and shows Mastodon, Pixelfed and Friendica in use

It's another Mastodon client. I'm sorry. Specifically, it is a paired set: react-native is an iOS app and take2 is a web app. Why? Partly as an excuse to try building a substantial "serverless" app using Remix Partly because all the existing Mastodon clients have incredibly terrible notification screens and it was driving me crazy I want quote-posts and embedded tweets I don't want local or federated timelines What does it do? At the moment very little. You can Log in from any instance View your timeline See your notifications (they are batched like Twitter, this is the primary differentiator so far) View threads, and reply with correct threading Post (text only so far) Like and repost View profiles Search for things

Have not tried it myself. Nice that there’s a bin package in AUR. I see that Akkoma has IRC and Discourse community channels :

Pleroma - your doorway to the Fediverse. Run along side Mastodon, Peertube, Pixelfed, and more.
Shared January 3, 2023 00:00 Beginning 00:09 Introduction to Pleroma and the Fediverse 05:35 Thank you to my Patrons at Patreon 06:10 Installing Pleroma 10:10 Editing the Environment Variables 15:40 Check our Install 16:10 Setup our Reverse Proxy 18:10 Add an Admin User 21:30 Login with the new user 23:30 Enable Configuration through the Web UI 30:12 Allowing Registration and Federation 31:40 Adding Relays

Installing a personal Mastodon compatible server - Akkoma - minbash
Shared December 31, 2022 00:00 - Intro 01:26 - Introduction of akkoma 01:44 - Setup VPS for akkoma 03:27 - Initial Linux hardening 07:50 - Prepare environment for akkoma 13:21 - Install akkoma 20:02 - Configure Ingress for akkoma 22:36 - Installing frontend for akkoma 24:58 - Creating user in akkoma 25:31 - Following user in fediverse 26:20 - Admin panel in akkoma 27:15 - Switching off registration 27:50 - Federation & Publicity 30:00 - Disable Known Timeline for anon users 30:48 - Black listing instances from Federation

Checking their Gitlab description it looks like you are right. The OP mentioned Reddit in the post title though, and Reddit is “still” not federated ;-) Using I found these as well :

At paragraph Alternative platforms mentions other Fediverse options like Calckey and Foundkey

Blacktwitter - a Mastodon instance
#Blacktwitter #BlackMastodon #BlackFedi is a thing, see for example here :

Today I noticed this : Hopefully that will help more Black people to move away from Twitter

All we can do is keep trying to make a place that is useful enough and iteratively more comfortable. If we care about these people, and the concept of decentralized freedom.for all. And we need to seriously listen and consider, and maybe even compromise, as the linked article has tried to do.

Thanks for your insightful comment

I also like to see Twitter go down and dissappear. The criticism about Mastodon by Black people has indeed been seen before, and I do not understand it. They find the quote reply very important, but some journalists also wrote that they think they cannot do without it. In reply to that I saw this web link on Mastodon : (a long read) which shows that Mastodon no longer does not want to have the same feature as on Twitter but is looking at a more safe alternative.

Thanks for mentioning Ktistec, that looks like a neat one user Mastodon instance alternative.

The web link is for the main Teddit instance, and I was too lazy or too much in a rush to change the Lemmy auto suggestion for the post title. Arch, btw, the devs of Lemmy did post AMA on Reddit : Sometimes it is difficult to avoid reading Reddit. The author of qutebrowser used Reddit to blog about its 9th birthday 6 days ago :(

The John Mastodon meme started when some media website made a mistake about the Join Mastodon Twitter account. (more than 2k users) Meanwhile the banning of Twitter accounts of journalists continued :

Not an answer to your question but you can follow Mastodon users via RSS in your RSS feed reader.

In general staying away from caffeine, and use Redshift software on the computer screen. Then when I can’t sleep, listening to relaxing piano music or Binaural Beats (F-Droid app) and taking a little bit of CBD oil sometimes works wonders for me.

Someone like Micah Lee (Who just got banned on Twitter) has been on Mastodon for longer. Not only a journalist but also creator of various open source software like Tor Browser launcher and Onionshare. Besides that, I guess sometimes it can be useful to send a Direct Message to a journalist rather than trying to phone or write them.

Nice site. Not only for technology but nature and science topics. When I compare Hacker News, Lobsters and Reddit, then HN scores usually best for insightful and useful comments. Worst on average for comments is Reddit.

Lemmy has a spoiler button …

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Is that useful for your use case ?

It would have been nice to have a bit more information:

does it have a frontend? If so what does it look like? What does “somewhat compatible with mastodon” mean? Which features are working?

This software is Work in progress, found it here in the comments :

The page shows what works and what does not work. I think it is similar as GoToSocial, having no front end.

Today helped a friend with their broken computer mouse. They happy, me happy.

Nice.Care to share details on how to make it work ?

I tried SimpleX Chat, and saw it requires the other person to be on-line, maybe that will change ? The project looks promising. I think they wanted to get more money to have a security audit done for the source code.

workarounds are not solutions. this is only good when there is no alternative but this is not the case.

The problem with Invidious here is that there are many instances and quality goes up and down. I have been emailing with friends a long time ago using one Invidious instance in the web links that I shared. A month later the instance was completely gone, which means that all the web links turned into 404 errors or time outs. My web browser suggestion works fine for most people and redirects to a random Invidious or Newpipe instance, or if you change settings to a preferred instance. Suggesting that all users on Lemmy will only post Invidious or PeerTube web links and not YouTube links can lead to web link rot.

Problem is that Invidious or PeerTube instances can go off-line. Suggestion to install this Firefox add-on :

If you want to self-host or have it hosted for you then have a look at Hometown which allows Local only posts. The developer Darius has written articles before shared in an interview on how he is running a friends only Hometown instance.