A very minor update to the CLI, v1.1, is out now: https://github.com/writeas/writeas-cli/releases/tag/v1.1
* Adds --user-agent flag
* Fixes `go get`
* Refactors some things
Fixed it so you can search for blogs in the fediverse by URL, instead of handle — including those on Write.as, our subdomain, or a custom domain.
This is especially useful for custom domains when the username isn't clear — e.g. try searching for: https://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:
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )
500px -> @peerpx
#ReadAs 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.
I've also created a test instance here: https://readas.labs.abunchtell.com -- please test it out and let me know what you think!
Write.as - Federation Demo https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/0a4f12a7-6a98-4f6f-9f1d-cc463a7bcf9e
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It bears repeating that it's the subtle design decisions that make Mastodon a kinder, gentler social network. For instance, there's no technical reason for toots *not* to have the boost/favorite counts in the timeline, but by not having them there, you're encouraged to interact with the post on its own merits rather than what the crowd thinks of it.
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 https://Read.as
- MathJax support on
- 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.
@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.
Now you can fetch individual blog posts from the #fediverse