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For routing, and certainly for cycling this service is better than google picking up shortcuts and safer routes:


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I think #mastodon growing so quickly may have held back the #fediverse. It's considered a de facto reference implementation for #activitypub, but it's a limited implementation. It doesn't support most Actor and Object types, it's client and server are tightly coupled, and it was designed specifically for microblogging. ActivityPub was an afterthought for it and it doesn't use it anywhere near its full potential.

Now every new AP project is following suit, developing a client/sever combination specifically to handle a single Object type, any enabling federation support on a project by project basis. We need a full AP server that's not tied to a specific client. It should support AP C2S API so a user can login to any client using oauth and handle different types. A user could use one client to create events, one to manage photos, and another to write notes or articles, and they'd all be tied to the same account.

Hopefully, people will get past thinking of Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, etc and just think of the ActivityPub network. I don't think the fediverse will continue to grow without this change in philosophy.
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#FOSS works best when we're pioneering something new that the entrenched players don't even want to think about because it's against their business model.

Right now, #activitypub is creating something really interesting and new ( the #fediverse ) by being an interoperable layer connecting previously separate proprietary services. #Twitter, #Instagram and #Reddit won't share content and comments, but #Mastodon, #PixelFed and #Prismo (+others) will...

#Diaspora? 😢

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Let's celebrate the fact that #Article13 was stopped with this fair use remix of a copyrighted song played on floppies


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El día de ayer, Wikipedia en español se “apagó” para sumarse a las protestas contra una reforma que atentaba contra la libre difusión de la información en internet.

Hoy se ganó una batalla más 💪🙌

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Asciinema is a #free and #opensource solution - Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way.
Forget screen recording apps and blurry video. Enjoy a lightweight, purely text-based approach to terminal recording. https://asciinema.org/

Hi @matt , would you mind adding :fediverse: aka "fediverse" custom emoji, please?

It aims to be a Fediverse logo and it ishould be available in the list of custom emojis from other instances. Otherwise, or in any case, this is the image:

Calendar use cases + ActivityPub, wouldn't that be something?

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WhatsApp account deleted permanently. Following the destiny of my former Twitter and Facebook accounts, which I deleted a month ago and I haven't missed a bit.

Although I wasn't a heavy WhatsApp user, I followed a few groups related with my membership in various associations. I thought about sending a message explaining why I was leaving, free alternatives, etc. I ended up just pressing the "Delete my account" button. If anyone notices and gets back to me, I will be very happy to explain. 🤩

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I love this project: a riverbed in Amsterdam was drained and the ~700,000 found objects dating from the 1300s to present were photographed and presented online:


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Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”



Very silly thought but... Is there a Pub actually called Activity? And do they have a logo, t-shirts, stickers...?

Send pictures, please.

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.@mhall119 is developing an ethical alternative to #MeetUp called #GetTogether.

There's already a flagship site up and running:


The dev is working on #ActivityPub support and is requesting feedback on what more needs to be done:


If you're interested in helping federate GetTogether, join the discussion at the link above.


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It's official, #GetTogether now supports ActivityPub!


This is my first attempt at AP/AS, so somebody please let me know if I'm doing it wrong.

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My new site progressively enhances the centralised Web with peer-to-peer functionality using the DAT protocol. It’s a Web+ site: a little bridge between the centralised Web and the Peer Web.

Peer web: dat://ar.al/2018/06/26/web+/

Centralised web: ar.al/2018/06/26/web+/ mastodon.ar.al/media/1dw4DNXcA