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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!

We redesigned the landing page, it will be rolling out in the next release!

Some highlights:

- Cleaner Design
- Easy Customization
- Timeline Preview
- Instance Stats
- Feature list
- Improved register process + spam detection
- New Discover Feature

and much more! #pixelfed

Was thinking it would be nice to dedicate some area of the UI to tips about things people might not know about. For example, that you can move your followers to another account, or that you can export/import a lot of stuff. Don't know where I would put it though. Any ideas?

#mastodev

Imma be honest with you chief regardless of the fact that I think mastodon.social *ought* to stay open for reasons I outlined on our official blog I am feeling psychologically overwhelmed by the influx of new people and worried if my architecture will be able to handle it... It's been put to the test by a fair number of overlapping user migrations recently...

We need to spread new people between all the different Mastodon servers but how? I don't even know how people are finding mastodon.social specifically, I sure as hell ain't promoting it anywhere, so there's no switch I can turn to make new people go to a different server.

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All I can do is kindly ask that if you are inviting people to Mastodon on other social media, Telegram groups or whatever else, please please use the joinmastodon.org page instead of linking to mastodon.social specifically. Thank you

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Join the #COVID19 #hackathon and help create #foss solutions to fight the crisis!

github.com/virtual-biohackatho

Already 200 people have signed up for this #BioHackathon.

"Goal of COVID-19-BH20 is to create a cohesive effort and work on tooling for COVID-19 analysis. This will lead to more readily accessible data, protocols, detection kits, protein predictions etc.
We will also push for policy change where it comes to non-public or hard to access data because we are facing such challenges!"

Glad to be here at social.coop with my first Mastodon account!

I'm an activist and community organizer based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and I want to connect with people who are somehow active and interested in the following topics:

#gifteconomy
#coops
#communitycurrencies
#climatejustice
#transitiontowns
#p2p
#floss
#commons
#platformcoop

etc.

so much for my #introduction ... Get in touch!

New feature in GIMP: extremely basic non-destructive cropping:

youtu.be/6CJA8RRLWuQ

Heaps of fun making these quick videos too :)

Getting off Google services took me 2.5 years so far and I'm still not done.

Main google things are Android (with Google Pixel) and Google Wifi which I cannot replace because I don't have money to buy new hardware.

Google is so big it's extremely hard to avoid it, even more so for non-techy people.

Consider the sheer cruelty of forcing people to commute to work every day just to park their asses in front of a computer now that it's been conclusively shown that millions of people could've been working from home all along.

i was just asked about #exoscale - i know that a number of you #mastoadmin's migrated to them from wasabi... what is your long- or midterm experience so far? also if you use them for other services.

Looking for Zoom alternatives after reading about their security practices?

andri.dk/blog/2020/03/meetings

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Tim Chambers's choices:

 Indieweb.Social

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