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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.

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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:

Our mission & some key voices we recommend everyone follow:

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

👋 I'm a hobbyist programmer and sysadmin who is passionate about #CooperativeTechnology, #smalltech, and other forms of user empowerment with technology. You may have seen me before.

I'm interested in #Gemini and other small internet protocols, along with mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including Rust and Zig).

I won't follow too many people here, or engage in politics, but I will share some updates on the things I'm working on.

Bad social media gives you an audience: stuff like reach, personality/celebrity, spectacle, anxiety, alienation, competition.

Good social media gives you community: it’s more like voice, agency, discussion, comradery.

I want a community, not an audience.

Trump's social network (Truth Social) is now open source due to pressure from the maintainers of Mastodon.

I have now mirrored the code on Codeberg and GitHub to keep track of changes, ease public examination, and ensure a copy stays public.

I have also generated a basic diff between Mastodon v3.4.1 and Truth Social's latest code.

#TruthSocial #mastodev

Good article on the implications of "Big Tech" corporations... We need to deprecate them, methinks.

Fedizens, great news!

The #FedeProxy project which allows code #forges to interoperate on the #Fediverse is selected for the 2nd phase of the #NGI DAPSI program. The project has rebranded to

#Forgefriends is both Community and #FOSS project on an important mission: To unite coders online, and make stronger bonds in the #FreeSoftware world and to the benefit of the #Commons.

@gitea is first in adding #federation code. They're your forge friend!

Your help is vital!


Surprise! When you force Big Tech to do the right thing, it turns out not to be such a "world-ending" event as they'd like you to believe:

"#Apple is opening up iPhones and Macs to at-home repairs. The company plans to start selling parts and tools and offering instructions on how to repair Apple products at home, without having to bring them into a store or a third-party repair shop. Apple plans to start with the iPhone 12 and 13, followed by Macs with M1 chips."

There are some really amazing designs for the iPad version of our official app in the pipeline, but I'm afraid some scheduling conflicts in engineering mean they won't be implemented for the next few weeks. While the app is iPad-ready in a general sense, since the iPad version requires separate App Store screenshots it makes sense in my view to wait until all the screens are implemented properly to avoid having to re-do the screenshots.

Wow, the new release of #Lemmy 0.14 is available and it federates with #Mastodon and #Pleroma !!!

I just followed the #SocialHub companion brainstorming area of @fediversefutures on

Cool! Congrats to the lemmy devs for all their hard work 🎉

The Facebook leaks should be the starting point, not the end, of a sincere policy debate over concrete approaches that will make the internet—not just Facebook—better for everyone.

FediBlock needs your help! 

We are a small team compiling the instance blocklist at and we all don't have unlimited resources.
If you're passionate about keeping the #Fediverse a safe space reply to this post and tell us why you are motivated to join the team.

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

🌟 @norg - Posts and boosts of wildlife photos

🌟 @SFA & @Jonathan & @admin - Education project in Africa led by a Kenyan teacher

🌟 @dantheclamman - Paleobiologist working at the Biosphere 2 research facility in Arizona

🌟 @fediblock - Volunteer group recommending instances to block due to problematic behaviour

🌟 @danroot - Makes fascinating videos about animation in video games

🌟 @gcluley - Computer security blogger & podcaster

Hello Fediverse! We're not so sure why it took so long to get on here, especially given how long two of our members (@dajbelshaw and @epilepticrabbit) have been here, but better late than never...

We’re a collective of independent thinkers and makers helping charities, ethical companies, government departments and educational institutions with sensemaking and digital transformation.

Currently working on plenty of stuff relating to the #climatecrisis as well as #openbadges


Prjvacy organization @noybeu, is seeking a Fullstack #Web Developer. Interested? Checkout job description above. #python #ruby

Found on #Fedivangelism at #Lemmy:

A nice poster / sticker design with a call to ditch #Reddit in favor of

So if you wanna do some #Fediverse advocacy.. there'ya go :)

#Artwork design by

Admins can perform bulk actions on autospam reports, and we added some new stats to the autospam dashboard because who doesn't like stats?

Now available! #pixelfed

birdsite meta, mastodev 

Twitter accounts are actually channels, but Twitter, Inc. wants to trick its users into interacting there, making new friends, etc. This isn’t how Twitter is meant to work; however this tricks a large part of its users into giving too much priority to using it, over other channels (like RSS) and communities (like Element). (Hot take: artists should use Comradery instead, their followers’ sense of their time is worth much more than 1€/month.) The most blatant issue with #Twitter is that there’s currently no way to tweet into a copresence metaphor. Mastodon fixes this with local TLs but this seems to work mostly for communities that bond and interact outside of Mastodon (e.g. Something that’s cool with Diaspora* is the clear difference between channels (posts) and social interactions (comments), in part because you can’t like a comment. I’ve considered copying this on #ActivityPub with a FEP draft I haven’t sent (proposing a "Reply" type that you can’t fav or boost), but I’d rather find a way to apply this concept to ActivityPub "naturally", e.g. digging in the direction of the local TL. #mastodev #FediverseFutures

@houkimenator @humanetech My implementation is a minimal IRC client - an open standard for real time messaging that allows the game to be platform-agnostic.

Here are some slides on my approach/decision making if that's of value:

Giving the hashtag page in the admin interface a long overdue facelift... Among other things.

Work in progress #mastodev

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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.