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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!

A software developer’s view (from the former CEO of Signal) of the current incarnation of Web3:

moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-firs

I want a Web where CDNs are unnecessary.

Where different organizations, different website operators, can help each other out by hosting assets for each others' websites, thus spreading the load across many orgs in solidarity, instead of centralizing it in gatekeepers.

I've had this idea for years. The problem always was: how do I trust third party operators with my website's assets?

I believe I might slowly be getting to a point of having a decent answer to that question.

No blockchain required.

Lot's of exciting updates coming to the new Metro UI 2.0! Hover cards will give you more context without leaving the page. Shipping soon 🚀 #pixelfed

Portfolio - an upcoming Pixelfed feature that allows users to create their own portfolio website that best represents them and their work.

No likes, comments or other social aspects. Just your content.

Hand pick a selection of public posts or use the most recent. Select a fixed width or full width layout. Choose a grid or masonry feed. Hide or show post captions, license, location, timestamp and the original post link.

Make it your own by customizing your settings! Shipping soon. #pixelfed

Portfolio puts your photos front and center.

No distractions, no interactions, you can even hide the caption, timestamp and link to the original post.

Best of all, it's accessible! Smaller asset bundle means faster loading time, javascript is not required, more efficient media (webp), aria and WCAG support included and much more! #pixelfed #portfolio

Why does Facebook think they can make metaverse happen? Have they actually done anything else they've set out to do other than make the original product? They've made a ton of money by selling our info and showing ads. Didn't they want to make a phone? What about their cryptocurrency? I guess they have that counter top tablet thing. A ready player one style metaverse isn't going to happen unless they can buy it. Imo.

To celebrate the official 1.0 release of , I decided to redesign my site with the new version.
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Say hello to obsolete29.com v4!

obsolete29.com/posts/2022/01/1

After Mozilla recently began accepting donations via BitPay, many people started being vocal about cancelling Mozilla and Firefox and switching to other browsers.

I know crypto sucks, but don't y'all realize that the other browser engines are developed by megacorps that are LEAGUES ahead in terms of ecologic impact, and that are almost entirely built on top of evil business models?

Mozilla's only sin was accepting donations via BitPay. Please let's stop being so toxic about everything, and boycott BitPay and Bitcoin rather than Mozilla, shall we?

Work has commenced on Mastodon for Android with @grishka and @lickability 🙂

@dansup maybe I can inspire you with this idea to turn discovery around.

Instead of saying "I am maintainer of a list and you can 'PR' entries to it" why not say "broadcast what you have, so that anyone interested in it can easily discover it"?

This is the idea of the #Murmurations protocol, a sort of PubSub based on linked data profiles, that would lend itself excellently for federation, and has numerous use cases.

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

This is more than just a bespoke guide though.

We also have a blog, and it's federated, so you can keep up to date with fediverse news without leaving your home feed. Categories, RSS, Tags and other standard blog features included.

Anyone can submit content to our blog, though we do curate submissions.

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The challenge with making a guide is I'm not aware of every project.

So, I built a form service into this that can accept submissions and a dashboard to approve them. #fediverse

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Been crazy busy with #pixelfed development lately, I decided to take a break and work on something else for fun.

Inspired by an expiring domain, I started building my idea of a bespoke guide to the fediverse.

Can't wait to launch this, I think y'all will love it! #fediverse #activitypub

Anyways, the real magic is easy discovery.

People, Projects, Mobile apps and more.

A new way to explore the fediverse without having to create an account.

You don't even need an account to add or submit things!

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Dear #fediverse, is there an #ActivityPub server for multiple accounts that can be easily selfhosted on for example a raspberry pi? Like what #conduit does for #matrix? Easy, single binary, no external database preferred.

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @manyver_se - Free open source peer-to-peer social network

🌟 @Amymja - Creates digital paintings of fantasy-themed characters

🌟 @plasmamobile - Libre mobile phone platform which runs on top of many different Linux distros, run by @kde

🌟 @apps - FOSS app for Mastodon/PixelFed/Friendica/PeerTube etc.

🌟 @gadgetbridge - Libre replacement for proprietary fitness tracker/smartwatch apps, takes your accessories off the grid

I did a deep dive into mastodon / Fediverse. The focus is on the servers being decentralized and running the same code across the network, allowing for an interoperable social expierence. However the data itself isn't immutable and is controlled by the server you trust when you signup. I don't think it's possible at least with web3 / blockchain tech to fix this issue and truly have a decentralized site, I mean you can create a .json file on IPFS, but who wants that.

This has been a lot of work and it's still not finished, but I at least have the layout figured out now so I want to share my progress.

It's a redesign of the report screen in the moderation interface, including many small and medium changes to how things work, too many to describe here.

#mastodev

Ah hell... watch out, if you're a person is actually going out into the real these days.
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Scammers put fake QR codes on parking meters to intercept parkers’ payments

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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