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Looks like there is a Mastodon instance set up to focus on LikeCoin and ISCN content, but as the whole movement is based out of the Hong Kong region, do not think there is much English language support there.

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ISCN works (I think in practice, not just in theory) with the distributed storage efforts:

"Creators, curators, publishers, and readers can easily circulate and distribute content as ISCN allows for more efficient retrieval from databases. LikeCoin chain will dedicate to serve as a metadata registry, and integrate with storage like IPFS and Arweave to provide a one-click solution for users to store their content."

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Blockchain-related tech is so fluid and in some cases so scammy it's hard to say what has real momentum. But am looking at solutions like and efforts at decentralized metadata for digital content.

"The ISCN functions like an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for digital content; this unique, immutable content identifier contains metadata including timestamp, author, title, publisher, licensing, and versions."

@aral yes! It is 'the glue' of the #SmallWeb as it were. And it represents how we "do social" in the real world.

I imagine the #Fediverse to evolve towards a hybrid model of #decentralization, where there are server instances that host small to medium-sized communities, and more and more individual people connecting with their personal devices in #p2p fashion.

The nodes and servers themselves will be more of the technnical infrastructure layer. A 'community fabric' is layered on top of that.

@dsfgs there are many ways to design them, and depending on app type + use cases they can all be valid. A common model should be flexible enough to support a broad range of these use cases.

When we talk about Groups on fedi we mostly view them in a narrow context, namely mostly as extension to a Microblogging domain, or FB/Insta-like apps.

Whether an impl. suffers the downsides you mention depends on design and requirements the devs take into account.

The core model doesn't encapsulate these.


Groups can be a breeding ground for #toxicity, #cyberAttacks and entrench #walledGarden aspects that past #fediDevelopers seem to have worked so hard to limit.

Who are the entities spearheading #fediverseGroups?

In my post I mention a paper written by Aldo de Moor that's a MUST-READ to inspire on possibilities and opportunity that exists.

With proper Community concepts at the core of the #Fediverse we can flail the traditional social media dominators, as they'll find it very hard to match capabilities that we can now offer, with their centralized walled garden platforms.

Here is a direct link to Aldo's #Community paper:

Related: Community Informatics

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I just wrote a plea on #SocialHub to think broader than just adding Groups support to the #Fediverse

Some apps support #ActivityPub Groups, others just added them, like #Pixelfed

But Groups are more of a technical concern. On fedi we have Communities just like in the real world. Community is key, but also *the space between* communities where social interactions take place.

I imagine a paradigm shift that can lift fediverse to new heights: "Community has no Boundary"

PeerMaps: Distributed, offline-friendly alternative to commercial map providers such as google maps. Instead of fetching data from a centralized tile service, your computer fetches map data from other peers across the network.


#p2p #osm #maps

Hey indieweb people, if you are interested in a more holistic Wikipedia experience please check out my project.

From @Gabz over on who wrote a great post about why and how he blogs:

I have gone through many stages. At first, I wanted to be — unknown to myself at the time — a brand. I wanted to write and blog like the blogs I was reading at the time, most of them — if not all o...

Reading that issue of The Hulk where @Gargron tries to capture him and harness his gamma ray strength to power the supercomputers of Mastodon:

"Why did the web take over desktop and not mobile?" by Gordon Brander

A bit depressing, but feels accurate. Maybe the web's moment to be successful on mobile has come and gone. Maybe if Firefox OS had launched years earlier and been more like KaiOS. Maybe if WebOS had been a success. Maybe if Blackberry had pivoted to webapps. Maybe maybe maybe… But right now it seems impossible for a third competitor to iOS/Android to emerge at all, or for the web to make a comeback.

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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.