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What's the #fediverse approved #selfhosted feed reader these days?

For some reason, #Feedly doesn't click conceptually with me so I don't use it. I'm looking for something with an Android app, if possible.

Most of my reading is in #Pocket but I know I should switch to #Wallabag. Perhaps the solution noted here is what I need:

ActivityPub Conference 2020
A conference about the present and future of ActivityPub, the world’s leading federated social web standard.

The Call For Papers closes Wednesday …

Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded #activitypub Conf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line

#activitypub #fediverse #mastodon #pixelfed #peertube #writefreely #funkwhale

Alright #ActivityPub folks, I really need some #help.

I'm trying to get an extremely basic AP setup going where people can follow a single account on a server and get automatically-generated updates when actions are performed. Specifically, I want to process followers and send a post to followers when someone adds a book to or removes one from Little Library. It's pretty much 100% server to server with very little client input beyond prompting the server to post.

So far, I have an outbox and a way to view posts. I'm trying to get that set up so I can start researching what I receive from a Mastodon follow request in order to learn what data to save and send Create activities to. But when I search for a specific post from Mastodon, it errors out with a 503 error from the Masto server...

Here is the folder of the repo with my implementation so far:

And here is my (temporary) live AP actor endpoint with a piece of live data:

Thanks in advance!

The new Post UI will be rolling out later this week!

Some highlights:

- Tagged People
- New Reply UI
- Improved Comment Threading
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Profile preview cards
- Live Comment Mode

#pixelfed #pixeldev

I have been spending a bit of time the last few days on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr one one thing I notice right away is that the most common post type seems to be screenshots of posts from one of the other networks.


How can we take advantage of this type of federation being normalized and integrate that knowledge into our anticapitalist self hosted decentralized future?

Hi Fediverse 👋

once again, as the weekend is approaching, let's have a little fun with some software icons...

... and some bubbles! 🔵

- #Kiwix / @kiwix / Offline knowledge browser
- #Framasoft / @Framasoft / A French non-profit promoting digital freedom
- #Searx / Privacy-respecting metasearch engine
- #Syncthing / File synchronisation program

Have a good time on your way through the Internet and embrace the upcoming weekend 🙂

#ff #art #mastoart #floss 🎨

Luckily the #fediverse is still a relatively non-toxic place in comparison to twitter or facebook.

If it would ever become so, in this excellent blog post a Mea Culpa mechanism is explained to de-escalate social media conflicts, and we could model that in #ActivityPub:

See also the HN discussion:

If you think about using #Mastodon but prefer to run your own instance, take a look at Starting at just 6€/mo you get all the good stuff. No worries about updating or maintenance. Become #federated! Find me as :)

So 'verified' on #Twitter only means you are willing to submit your personal info to a company that you barely know so that you have a digital blue tick?

Wow, people are willing to do anything these days if you give them a 'status' lol. Well on #Mastodon we don't do such BS.

has already built so many of these ideas in. Which ones do you think are good ideas and still lacking inside Mastodon or the ?

A well-argued piece from @slightlyoff as to why we need to bring more capability to web, and why the privacy concerns brought up by Mozilla and Apple are kind of a red herring.

My brief time in W3C-land was filled with people yelling 'but fingerprinting!' any time someone proposed something useful. (Fingerprinting is the idea that the more features your browser exposes, the easier it is for a third party to track you as an individual collection of features.)

Well... I've updated and, now if you upload an audio file that has album art, the album art will be displayed in the audio player. Beyond this, there's a new API for manually adding such thumbnails to audio (and video) uploads, but no UI for it yet.

Beyond this, the OpenGraph tags now correctly refer to audio, and the embedded player (twitter:player) has been updated.

Unfortunately I don't think those changes have any practical implications right now; I am not aware of any sites embedding og:audio, and not aware of any sites except Twitter using twitter:player. But now they could!

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"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "

All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?

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Tim Chambers's choices:


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