I just released a status update on my #Hash2Pub hastag federation project for the fediverse: socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

Especially #Haskell devs are warmly welcome to contribute or criticise my code quality, but all other comments from the #ActivityPub sphere are welcome as well.


Hey guys, what's up

I am conducting an anonymous survey for my MSc dissertation on the barriers to uptake of alternative social media platforms. If you're interested, please click the link below. Your input would be much appreciated!

The link is:

#fediverse #pleroma #gnusocial #diaspora #friendica #peertube
#alternative #socialhome
#pixelfed #nextcloud

Student of mine is conducting a survey on the barriers to uptake of alternative social media platforms. Your input would be much appreciated. Please boost.


#fediverse #pleroma #gnusocial #diaspora #mastodon #activitypub #ostatus #pubsub#xmpp #mstdn

Interesting change of things btw. I do a lot of sharing of posts, especially via my own #Socialhome (and thus the #Fediverse), but also #Facebook, #Twitter and #LinkedIn.

As composers go, the Facebook one used to be the best with Twitter being a bit shit. LinkedIn has previously been something that has always made me wonder what has happened. I mean Socialhome has had a more functioning composer for years - even with the old version.

But now things have changed. Facebook rewrote their app and broke their composer, Twitter is still a bit shit, while LinkedIn on the other hand has made their composer very reliable. Well done LinkedIn team!

This was interesting, right?

The conversation about open protocols and interoperability continues to mature. This week at IGF 2020 a group of panelists including Michał Woźniak, Ian Brown, Szymielewicz Katarzyna, Annika Linck, and Maryant Fernandez Perez discussed what policy around social network communication would look like. I was pleased that my video on content moderation in decentralized networks got a shoutout from Michal.

The conversation on interoperability continued on the Fediverse. Two documents that emerged from that discussion:

Interoperability as a Tool for Competition Regulation – by Ian Brown
A Technical and Policy Analysis of Interoperable Internet Messaging – by Vittorio Bertola

It makes me think of Innovation + Equality by Joshua Gans & Andrew Leigh, who argue policies should encourage competition by diminishing barriers to entry.


Bookmarked jeremyfelt.com/2020/11/15/hack.

On microformats and Gutenberg. I’d been thinking about this before. I decided against Post Kinds back in the day precisely because a post’s type should simply be implied by its contents. And blocks are a solution for having to type out markup by hand, and you could use them for different custom post types—I do make the distinction between articles (regular posts) and notes (which are short updates without a title).


@kev I honestly agree with everything in your post. I'm tinkering with some stuff (slowly) to make it better, but I've given up on WordPress, as there's just so much complexity there already. #IndieWeb needs more turnkey solutions for people who just want a site that works.

Just finished giving my keynote presentation about variable fonts for #IndieWeb Camp East 2020! I built a web page that summarizes my talk, check it out at outer-outer.space/intro-to-var 🖖🏽

Bookmarked dissertation.jackjamieson.net/.

Jamie Jamieson on Yarns, his Microsub plugin for WordPress:

> Essentially, I wanted to replace my Twitter timeline with a timeline of IndieWeb posts.

#indieweb #microsub


Social Cooling: The long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.


Share this insightful resource!

Just like #TheSocialDilemma film on Netflix it serves to make people directly aware of how social media might impact their personal life.

#socialcooling #surveillancecapitalism #socialmedia #humanetechnology #humanedesign #humanetechnow

(Thanks to @tobi for providing the link)

Go-Fed looks very interesting....

"Go-Fed is a suite of libraries that lowers the barrier to writing Fediverse apps in Go."


@mathuin love the idea! *Very* inspiring.. also a complex project, I can imagine.

Do you have ideas yet how to implement, e.g. programming language and maybe an #activitypub foundation to build from?

Note, I plan on building on building some fedi apps too, starting with a project called Groundwork, implemented in #golang on top of @cj go-fed.org

Groundwork should allow pluggable 'service module' extensions to specialize for specific use cases.


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