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Esteemed Audience of
ActivityPub Conf 2020,

yay and hooray -
you can now replay the conf !

We published all Live Q&As, Session Notes, Lightning Talks.
#apconf2020
conf.activitypub.rocks

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We would like to hear from you what we can make better and what formats, codes and codices the #activitypub world needs.
Is it a special kind of hackathon, a game, adventcalendar, Purim event, Zakat or 100 days, paintings?
#fediverse

⬡ Closing Keynote – Let's Play and Win Our Own Game
Darius Kazemi

Live Q&A Recording conf.tube/videos/watch/ee87463
Debate in the Forum socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/
Watch the Talk conf.tube/videos/watch/b8d6c88

As creators of #federated social software, we have a choice: we can compete with social #media giants on their own terms, or we can play our own game, one that's impossible …

#activitypub #fediverse #foss #web #federation #friends #friendcamp #mastodon #instance #keynote #apconf2020

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thoughts on bots 

I feel like following Twitter bots made a lot of sense because my Twitter timeline really benefited from the regular absurdity/cleansing. But my Fediverse timeline is pretty much entirely things that I want to read, rather than a litany of fresh horrors punctuated by friend updates. This makes bots I follow here feel a lot more like unwanted noise.

The more I think about features that would be strategic, the more I think folks should build in features and tools for hyper-local communities to use. Lean in on "instances" intended specifically for networks of a dozen (or at least under 100) friends and family. In essence a replacement for "FB groups."

The certainly do more, but that seems like a strategic opportunity. In essence what Darius Kazemi has been thinking about for a while.

fastcompany.com/90373954/done-

Stats from @fediverse

Social media: total users / total instances

Huge:
1. #Mastodon: 2805157 / 2844
2. #Diaspora: 330811 / 24
3. #Peertube: 97847 / 667
4. #Pleroma: 62168 / 778

Growing:
1. #Pixelfed: 27897 / 150
2. #WriteFreely: 18775 / 314

Fewer users:
1. #Hubzilla: 10007 / 86
2. #Friendica: 6394 / 84
3. #Plume: 6344 / 55
4. #GnuSocial: 2101 / 26

It is pretty clear that Mastodon is the king of fediverse. But I had never imagined that Diaspora has such huge users.

Total alive Mastodon servers: 2956

Top five most used Mastodon versions:

1 - v3.2.2 -> 931 (31.5%)
2 - v3.2.1 -> 552 (18.67%)
3 - v3.2.0 -> 444 (15.02%)
4 - v3.1.4 -> 131 (4.43%)
5 - v3.1.3 -> 124 (4.19%)

#Mastodon

Huh, cool, the new #Mastodon release supports Gemini URLs: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.3.0

Actually, there's a lot of really good improvements on that list. Good job, Masto!
#Pleroma has chats (though I don't think those use #ActivityPub) and now #Matrix is experimenting with microblogging. Interesting how these two federated platforms are converging. I hope we don't end up with two isolated federated platforms

https://matrix.org/blog/2020/12/18/introducing-cerulean

Congrats and thanks to everyone who helped ship #WordPress 5.6, whether or not your name is on the credits page. John @whiskeydragon1 and I are looking forward to contributing to WordPress 5.7.
Twitter customerservant.com/tag/wordpr

@carlcolglazier

I am quite curious with the #WordPress. I know there is a collection of plugin to make WordPress talks #ActivityPub.

But, I have never used it yet, thus I do not really know whether it is already mature / production grade or not.

Making WordPress talks ActivityPub is indeed very fascinating. I love this very much and am very eager to implement this soon.

Over the last year, I've helped thousands of software developers learn about web security and OAuth by hosting live and virtual workshops, and all this knowledge is now available as an on-demand video course!

📺 ➡ http://oauth.wtf/course

Me to people who return to Mastodon whenever Twitter fucks up somehow

iA Writer Adds Expanded Support for IndieWeb Tools and WordPress Publishing. is.gd/oyNBvH

Ok, #owncast is now officially the future. Together with #peertube, the road ahead is bright for all of us. Just participated in a wholesome stream with @nebunez , @geekgonecrazy was there too. It just works. Having this power that currently only big corporations can provide. Dayum.

The COVID-19 bill is released and hidden in it are two *enormous* copyright provisions; the Tillis bill that creates a jail felony for streaming infringements, and the "CASE act" that creates a totally new low-friction DMCA-takedown-like court that can levy five-digit fines for…well, pretty much anything, without the checks on abuse a normal court has or (to my read) adequate notice to targets they were even sued.

These have real potential to harm average Internet users.
hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/

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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.