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A very minor update to the CLI, v1.1, is out now: github.com/writeas/writeas-cli

* Adds --user-agent flag
* Fixes `go get`
* Refactors some things

Code is finished on the Linux app -- last thing holding it up is figuring out packaging. Hoping to have that done this week!

Fixed it so you can search for blogs in the fediverse :fediverse: by URL, instead of handle β€” including those on Write.as, our subdomain, or a custom domain.

This is especially useful for custom domains when the username isn't clear β€” e.g. try searching for: we.snap.as

In the pipeline still: a remote follow button on blogs with federation enabled.

We've had full support for right-to-left scripts for while, but thanks to our latest translator, blogs are now also localized in Arabic and Persian. We've also added Esperanto and Tajiki -- together, bringing us to 19 languages supported.

Want to help translate the app? Join here:
poeditor.com/join/project/TIZ6

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
write.as/thanks

Would love to see a "disable replies" feature on -- and a way for other platforms to have their choices around replies reflected in the Mastodon UI.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:

Twitter -> #Mastodon and #Pleroma

DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

GrooveShark -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez ) and @write_as

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )

500px -> @peerpx

#Fediverse #federation

Just started a instance for Write.as demos, tutorials, etc. πŸŽ₯ (It was actually easier than I thought it'd be.)

If you'd like to follow: @writeas

v0.2 is now available!

This version is basically good enough to host yourself, i.e. I don't think there will be any major changes in the near future that you'll have to work around. And if you do try self-hosting, I'd love to hear what the experience was like.

github.com/writeas/Read.as/rel

I've also created a test instance here: readas.labs.abunchtell.com -- please test it out and let me know what you think!

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Text files are the cockroaches of the modern information ecosystem.

They might not look pretty and they scare kids, but they are SUPER well adapted and functional and they'll survive almost anything short of total hard disk failure.

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It's official: our first desktop app will be for Linux / FreeDesktop.org-compliant desktops.

And it's coming out this week πŸ˜€

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I've fixed the editor so that Grammarly doesn't mess it up anymore. So if you had previously disabled their extension on Write.as, feel free to enable it again πŸŽ‰

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Any feedback on using @write_as as a blogging plateform instead of Wordpress? Any success stories to share?

A few things planned for the rest of the month:

- Launch hosted version of Read.as
- MathJax support on :writeas:
- Auto-linking fediverse handles in blog descriptions / bios
- Download pages / delivery for upcoming desktop apps

Fixed a small issue with NodeInfo discovery on custom domains, so now sites like The Fediverse Network can find all federation-enabled blogs running Write.as.

fediverse.network/writeas

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@joshsharp One of the more interesting things I'm seeing happen in this space is how @write_as is adding federation support for their platform. Its not 100% self hosted yet, but their entire roadmap looks to be geared as not just a replacement for medium, but an entirely better system for publishing.

As someone slowly moving all my content off of medium, I'm using write.as's paid service as a way to support that direction.

support on Write.as was just the first part of what I wanted to create for the :fediverse: Next, I wanted a place to read everything in peace.

Here's just the start of that second part: Read.as, built from scratch to be and .

Soon you'll be able to create an account on the Read.as instance, and follow platforms like and that federate long-form articles β€” for now it just needs to be run locally.

github.com/writeas/Read.as

Now posts sent to the include any you've added, so they'll show up in searches πŸ”Ž

(They also support !)

Now you can fetch individual blog posts from the :fediverse:

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