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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 feel like people here on the Fediverse generally think a lot more about their posts than they do on Twitter, for example!

Over the years I have seen several examples of people who wonder whether or not to post things, but also many questions whether certain content is allowed or not. And I love this!

Even seen people putting extra effort to reduce file size for videos on PeerTube even to safe space :blobcathearts:

Like uh.. we are more "aware" of the content instead of blasting it out like a speaker on the bird :birdsite:

Thank you for that ❤️ :fediverse: :blobcathug:

@stux Very true!

I wonder the nice atmosphere of the Fediverse might also have to do with the federated nature of the network of people.

That is: An instance-based neighbourhood of (presumably) like-minded people adhering to some code of conduct including blocked instances.

Maybe this could also be described as slightly more involved moderation (per instance) based on shared values

Perennially good advice online and off: “Don’t Feed the Troll.”

Somebody gave Mastodon's official iOS app a 1-star review on the App Store because "there are too many Taiwan independence" [sic, translation]. That's a first! Also, Taiwan is a country.

With #PeerTube, you can interact with videos and playlists 🔀 : share the URL of a video or playlist (you can even choose the beginning and end of a clip!) and upload the ones you want to keep.
👉 #FreeTheAudience

Language selection is now available in the Mastodon web app. Make sure your posts are seen by people who understand them!

Supports quickly finding the right language with fuzzy search and remembers your most frequently selected languages.


Checking to see how status updates on my site do with [markdown]( and HTML links across a number of syndication endpoints.:

@c0debabe I’m interested in creating some small helper libraries for #ActivityPub and #Webmentions, but I’m overly booked with projects, as it is. I’d be happy to help review, mentor, and contribute to one, though. 🙂

Online communities are deeply interconnected and interdependent.

@jdfoote argues that systems theory can help us to study interdependencies, and that online platforms have the sort of data that is enabling really exciting new research.

I am small and tired but want to learn how to make an #ActivityPub server in PHP. Are there generic libraries yet? Are they well documented?

The architecture of MediaWiki

The Architecture of Open Source Applications: MediaWiki it's a very interesting read about the software that powers one of the busiest sites in the world, specially since it was specifically for Wikipedia. It's not terribly up-to-date, but it's a good introduction to understand how MediaWiki works in general, nevertheless.

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