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Hi Everyone:

I just learned that the server costs for this instance will (and I should say not unreasonably given its size) go up substantially to me.

Server costs going up 5X shortly. We are one of the larger tech instances on the fedi.

This is a labor of love for me & I'm very willing to do at a loss, and am very thankful for the 9 patreon donors we have.

But would likely need about 9 more to be at a sustainable loss for me.

Do pledge here if you can:

patreon.com/indiewebsocial

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Been meaning to set one of these up for the Instance for a long time.

But with the kind suggestion from @obsolete29, just got this live today.

Appreciate anyone's support to help us keep this labor of love of hosting, managing and evolving this instance going strong.

patreon.com/indiewebsocial

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Welcome to INDIEWEB.SOCIAL - a home for those who build, study, promote - or are just fascinated by - , , & practices & tech.

Special thanks to @jeannie who is a co-admin here, & who graciously donated the domain name to this effort. Key links:

Our code of conduct & terms of use: indieweb.social/terms

Our mission & some key voices we recommend everyone follow: indieweb.social/about/more

Thanks all, & help us get out the word of this new community!

Interesting work on design patterns that attempt to disrupt harassment and the spread of hate speech. Good for anyone building UX on social tech: socialpatterns.adl.org/

There was a very small bug that was occasionally causing issues when deleting statuses! So we made a quick bug fix release, GoToSocial v0.5.1 2Sloth2Social.

It’s exactly the same as v0.5.0 with one small change :)

You can download it here!

https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial/releases/tag/v0.5.1

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✨ Our app is awaiting review (again), and will hopefully be approved in the next few days!

#Fediverse ..

An idea for some #fediquette

Some people used #TellFedi in the past, not many..

I propose that besides #AskFedi we start to use #TellFedi for relevant things that may be interesting to many fedizens (or followers).

And that use of this #hashtag also means that "boosts are appreciated" so it avoids having to mention that explicitly, and can be used for those who do not have the #boost emoji (which I don't, for instance).

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Hi Everyone:

I just learned that the server costs for this instance will (and I should say not unreasonably given its size) go up substantially to me.

Server costs going up 5X shortly. We are one of the larger tech instances on the fedi.

This is a labor of love for me & I'm very willing to do at a loss, and am very thankful for the 9 patreon donors we have.

But would likely need about 9 more to be at a sustainable loss for me.

Do pledge here if you can:

patreon.com/indiewebsocial

Just published a new article, Start Using Standardized UX Metrics buff.ly/3BUFyJ2

"Fediverse: Peopleverse!"

That's the way I'll campaign for #Fediverse and advocate it to others.

Notions of #Metaverse and #Web3 have in common that they lack humanity.

People, humans, mankind.. that's fedi right there.

There's the #SocialHub slogans of fedizens #UnitedInDiversity and #ReimagineSocialNetworking to help with that. Weaving a #SocialFabric together.

I'll also use #WEB0 #SmallWeb and #OpenWeb where appropriate to highlight specific characteristics.

Rise of the #Peopleverse

A Mindset for Trust: Why does it matter for Collaboration?

(Credits: Hilary Sutcliffe, Vanja Skoric. Visuals: Claudio Nichele)

This UN election seems important for anyone who cares about an open web.

"The election reflected...ideological divides over the future of the internet, with the US and its allies favoring a highly interconnected system governed equally...

A victory for Russia...would likely have meant the consolidation of power under individual governments to set rules and standards for communications technology...from cellphones to satellites, and the internet within their borders."

cnn.com/2022/09/29/tech/us-rus

First release of BulletinBoard: github.com/raguay/BulletinBoar

Give it a try and let me know how it works! Still filling in the documentation.

@cambridgeport90 @tchambers @humanetech the ideal solution is like on Mastodon, that each member can select an auto-delete timer on all posts if one wishes or delete it manually or keep things up as long as one likes. You were initially talking about archiving, which writes things in stone - that is a no no. I am actually also thinking if the Internet Archive is even legal. If you have no Europeans in there, you might be safe.

Speaking of vacuuming, the upcoming version of Mastodon will provide admins with the option to define a content retention policy that will evict all remote posts past a defined date. A harsh, but most effective way to keep the database (and by extension, media cache) to a constant size, as far as activity by local users allows.

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Talk to yourself like someone you love. ~ Brene Brown

@cubicgarden In web0/Small Web, yes, the decentralised part (and protecting human rights) is core. In web3, like Web 2.0, making a handful of Silicon Valley white boys billionaires is core. Always has been.

Jack made billions doing things the way he did. So he’s learned that doing things that way makes him billions. So lessons have been learned.

We received some reports that CryptPad.fr, our flagship instance, is being blocked in #Iran.

In case of issues accessing our instance remember you can use another one, just pick it from our public instances list: cryptpad.org/instances/

#network #censorship #circumvention

Hello everyone! Very proud to announce the release of GoToSocial v0.5.0 Sonorous Sloth. This is the sixteenth alpha release of GoToSocial! :go_to_social:

Some highlights:

Custom emojis are now supported! You can upload custom emojis via the /api/v1/admin/custom_emojis endpoint. See https://docs.gotosocial.org/en/latest/api/swagger/. By default, the size limit for emojis is 50kb to conform with Mastodon, but this can be changed in the config. In future, you will be able to upload / remove/ update custom emojis via the admin panel, but for now you must do it via the API.

OpenGraph meta tag support! When you link to a GoToSocial status or profile, it will properly serve preview information.

Custom CSS is now supported for user profiles and statuses. If your instance has accounts-allow-custom-css set to true, you can set custom css for your profile and statuses through the user panel – see https://docs.gotosocial.org/en/latest/user_guide/custom_css/

GtS can now deliver messages to shared inboxes. This has significant performance improvements when you’re followed by lots of accounts from a single instance with shared inbox support (Mastodon, Misskey, etc).

Avatars of unknown accounts are now shown as cute little GtS sloths in client applications.

Rate limit middleware!

Loads of bug fixes.

And more!

For more details and release downloads, please see here: https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial/releases/tag/v0.5.0

When upgrading, please pay attention to the migration notes in the link above ^

Thank you to all contributors, testers, and everyone who made donations to our Liberapay and OpenCollective !!! <3

All documentation for GoToSocial can be viewed here: https://docs.gotosocial.org

Hi, this is my first post, I’m trying to leave Meta and I’m looking for a new home to post my music, to meet new people without selling all my personal data and thoughts in change of a bunch of stupid quarrels and ego exhibitions.

A big thank to @m2m to lead me on the right path

Here a taste of my music, I hope you like it

arvavacua.bandcamp.com/release

From : "For people in Iran (and anyone who wants to connect to Signal via proxy): we have added proxy support for iOS, now available in the App Store."

twitter.com/signalapp/status/1

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INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.