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Social media has shown the need for different kinds of interactions around content online. But "likes" are cheap and poisonous, chat isn't connected to content, and all platforms still stop at: "here's all the replies" 🤷

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Are there any blog commenting systems made for different kinds of conversations? E.g. "I enjoyed this." vs. "Could you clarify?" vs. "Here's an essay on why you're wrong..."

I feel like all systems are just a variation on: "here's a text box, and here's everything anyone has entered into it in relation to this post." (Decentralized version only adds: "here's what people said elsewhere.")

Nice, apparently now will notify someone of a mention when receiving an `Update` activity!

Just updated this page to mention my Masto account (write.as/matt/contact) and got this notification.

The other part is trying to normalize the @handle@instance.tld syntax with everyday users. Everyone knows how to mention "@handle". This could be a gentle way to introduce them to the idea that a "@handle" can exist on different sites.

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New idea for : linked mention support for non- platforms like Twitter.

This is a common pattern you see in the : "RT @author@twitter.com". Of course, Twitter doesn't speak AP. But why not at least bridge the gap for users and link to the profile?

Those are my ideas behind this latest pull request: writefreely.org/pull/319

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Good morning everyone, thank you for accepting my join application to this instance.

I am an active user of the facilities, a Staff member and vocal poster at Qoto.org, and now exploring yet another new place.

Joined here to be closer to the source of my favourite, awesome Write.Freely platform. Thank you @matt for it and the Forums, and now the instance I join.

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I've mentioned this before but I'll say it again: if you want some wholesome / nostalgic internet times, check out Wiby, the "Search Engine for the Classic Web". It's based on (moderated) user submissions of old school websites. Use #WibyFinds to post the good stuff you come across!!!

wiby.me/

I just found Zack's Snake Page, which is actually just a giant image with hot zones you can click to go to other images???

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Okay, the new #Funkwhale channels feature is freaking awesome. I think there's more work to be done to make this more compatible with the rest of the fediverse, but I think this is a very promising opportunity for musicians to share their original works within the network.

New Funkwhale UI redesign looks great too!
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Getting reports from people in Indonesia that they're unable to access Write.as... Things look fine from where we are, but they're getting this error: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Anyone have experience verifying if this is indeed censorship happening, and if so, working around it? Retoots appreciated!

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Join us on, gulp, Facebook for a Live writing session today (and every Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. at facebook.com/geoffreygevalttel Fun, supportive, no-guilt session designed to clear your mind and your soul.

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Good Morning! Pixelfed is 2 years old today! 🎉

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Want to turn your blog into an eBook? We just launched a new feature to do just this — eBook exports for all your blogs & hashtagged posts!

We'd love for you to try it out. Take a look at our announcement to learn how to participate: discuss.write.as/t/ebook-add-o

Along the way, we'll build the admin side for the article author, which will let them see replies they've received in the fediverse. Then at some point we'll accept Webmentions and surface them there, too.

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We'll build this in stages, starting with private replies -- easy, since it's just using email.

Then we'll do public replies, where you can only reply with a Write.as account. Keeping it limited to our platform will make it easier to get the UX right. But it'll use underneath everything.

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