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For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

- Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.

- Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

- Pod - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). Also known as an “instance” or a “node”. For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

- The Federation - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all pods running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Fediverse - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all pods running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.

#diaspora #federation #friendica #hubzilla #gplusrefugees #pluspora


 
For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

- Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.

- Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

- Pod - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). Also known as an “instance” or a “node”. For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

- The Federation - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all pods running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Fediverse - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all pods running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.

#diaspora #federation #friendica #hubzilla #gplusrefugees #pluspora


 
@njoseph

What if every instance admin voluntarily agrees to limit the growth of their own instance:

When you get to xxxx users - pass your skills onto another and help them start a new instance

🤔​

#Federation #Centralisation #Decentralisation #DataSilo #WalledGarden #Mastodon #Pleroma #Fediverse #ActivityPub


 
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Help wanted / Bitte um Hilfe

(english) I try to create an overview of the features of the different federated platforms and which communication protocols they are capable of. Or add another platform (with sources) that can "speak" the communication protocol that is mentioned on the sheet. Once it's finished it will be available for everybody. https://github.com/hoergen/besser-der-podcast/tree/master/fediverse

(deutsch) Ich versuche eine Übersicht von Featuren der verschiedenen föderierten Plattformen zund deren verfügbare Kommunikationsprotokolle zu erstellen. Oder fügt eine Plattform (mit Quellen) hinzu, die hier nicht aufgeführt ist, die die entsprechenden Kommunikationsprotokolle "spricht". Wenn es dann fertig ist, stelle ich es natürlich allen zur Verfügung. https://github.com/hoergen/besser-der-podcast/tree/master/fediverse

Please comment like (use the green fields) / Bitte folgendermaßen kommentieren (die grünen Felder benutzen)
Etherpad: https://yourpart.eu/p/federateit

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#help #hilfe #federation #fediverse #friendica #mastodon #pleroma #socialhome #ganggo #Misskey #Gnusocial #Funkwhale #Peertube #pixelfed #hubzilla #Osada #Mediagobblin #nextcloud #plume #postactiv #prismo #wordpress #WriteFreely #Statusnet #Diaspora


 

Statt Whatsapp: Frankreich wandert in die Matrix - Golem.de


Das ist geil!
Die Behörden und Ministerien der französischen Regierung beginnen damit, ihre eigene Whatsapp-Alternative auf Basis der freien Chat-Software Matrix auszurollen. Die Entwickler aus Community und Verwaltung mussten dafür viel Arbeit leisten, wie ein Vortrag auf der Fosdem darstellt.
#matrix #federation


 

Statt Whatsapp: Frankreich wandert in die Matrix - Golem.de


Das ist geil!
Die Behörden und Ministerien der französischen Regierung beginnen damit, ihre eigene Whatsapp-Alternative auf Basis der freien Chat-Software Matrix auszurollen. Die Entwickler aus Community und Verwaltung mussten dafür viel Arbeit leisten, wie ein Vortrag auf der Fosdem darstellt.
#matrix #federation


 

Movim, FLOSS Alternative for Hangouts


Nice blog post by Eric.

#movim #floss #hangouts #federation #xmpp
Movim, FLOSS Alternative for Hangouts


 

Monal IM: And We are Done


It seems, that the Monal developer makes a lot of progress with their iOS and MacOS XMPP client:
I have posted what I hope are the final beta for the next iOS client the Mac one will come soon afterwards. These will be what I plan to ship to the App Store barring any serious bugs. This will be my first production release of OMEMO. I have tried to debug this quite a bit over the past few months. Theres still a lot to do but as usual I would prefer to do more frequent releases rather than large ones. I am sure as more people use these new clients there will be more bugs and I will fix them in weekly releases in Feb.
I never used iOS/MacOS in my life and I hope I never will, but unfortunately it is and remains an important platform. I'm very happy, if there is an IM client, I can suggest to Apple users.

#ios #macos #xmpp #monal #federation #im #chat #omemo
And We are Done


 

* * diaspod.de now 3 years old! * *


The server performance seems ok at the moment, so I've enabled registrations again (and also a paypal button <3).

Da die Server Performance relativ ok ist, habe ich Registrierungen (und einen PayPal Button) wieder aktiviert (^◡^ )

Thanks to all #developers, who make this possible!

#diaspora #podserver #podmin #birthday #server #hosting #federation #fediverse


 

* * diaspod.de now 3 years old! * *


The server performance seems ok at the moment, so I've enabled registrations again (and also a paypal button <3).

Da die Server Performance relativ ok ist, habe ich Registrierungen (und einen PayPal Button) wieder aktiviert (^◡^ )

Thanks to all #developers, who make this possible!

#diaspora #podserver #podmin #birthday #server #hosting #federation #fediverse


 
https://mastodon.cloud/@dredmorbius/101431829969676274

Federated Networks Association

Federated Networks Association Ry is a non-profit volunteer organization that aims to spread knowledge about federated web projects and help people and projects involved in this area.

https://feneas.org

#federatedNet #federatedWed #plexodus #federation #decentralizedWeb


 

Gajim 1.1.2 is here!


(2019-01-15)
This is a bug fix release, and most bug fixes are for MS-Windows.
Anyway, it's already in Debian unstable and will probably be in Debian 10 (testing/buster) in a few days and then also in Debian 9 backports (stretch-backports).
#gajim #xmpp #freesoftware #debian #federation


 

iOS Beta: OMEMO and Push


I'm not an iOS user, but people tell me, that Monal nowadays is better than ChatSecure.

#ios #omemo #monal #xmpp #federation #chat #im #chatsecure
iOS Beta: OMEMO and Push


 
Immagine/fotoFederated Networks Association wrote the following post Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:05:00 +0100

Federation Testsuite


Currently the federated web holds 35 projects with 9 different protocols (source: the-federation.info) all trying to connect and communicate with each other. But does that actually work? Most of the projects do have unit testing but only for certain areas, like the front-end or the database, but the protocol itself isn't tested. Well it definitely works-on-my-machine but does it work on others too?

https://feneas.org/federation-testsuite/

#Fediverse #Federation #testsuite #Feneas #diaspora #ActivityPub


 

Federation Testsuite


Currently the federated web holds 35 projects with 9 different protocols (source: the-federation.info) all trying to connect and communicate with each other. But does that actually work? Most of the projects do have unit testing but only for certain areas, like the front-end or the database, but the protocol itself isn't tested. Well it definitely works-on-my-machine but does it work on others too?

https://feneas.org/federation-testsuite/

#Fediverse #Federation #testsuite #Feneas #diaspora #ActivityPub


 

Federation Testsuite


Currently the federated web holds 35 projects with 9 different protocols (source: the-federation.info) all trying to connect and communicate with each other. But does that actually work? Most of the projects do have unit testing but only for certain areas, like the front-end or the database, but the protocol itself isn't tested. Well it definitely works-on-my-machine but does it work on others too?

https://feneas.org/federation-testsuite/

#Fediverse #Federation #testsuite #Feneas #diaspora #ActivityPub


 
This #Pleroma instance has been running for 39 days. Just for the record it's current resource usage:

Load average: 0.08, 0.11, 0.05
Memory: 193 Mb
Disk space: 171 Mb
Cost per month: 2.99€

Take this as an encouragement to #selfhost your #federation.


 

Movim will be at the 35c3

Having a question, an idea or do you simply want to talk about the project? You can meet us and the #XMPP folks at the #35c3 in #Leipzig.
Feel free to also join our official chatroom to know where to find us :)
See: Assembly:XMPP, the 35c3 chatroom and the Movim chatroom.

#movim #federation #socialnetwork


 
:pixelfed: Update: We have successfully tested federation (following, likes, shares and replies).

Our goal is to deploy this to a few instances this week and work out any bugs before the v1.0 release. #pixelfed #federation


 

Parola filtrata: nsfw


 
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I thought of trying to fit in the logos of all the federation software on this drawing I made three years ago. (You can find the high resolution file here).

Diaspora and Friendica is already there - I have Hubzilla, Mastodon, Gsocial... and then I can't remember if there are others? Anyone who can?

(G+ might also soon be obsolete so what can that be substituted with? Smapchat maybe?

#theFederation #federation #diaspora #hubzilla #Friendica #Mastodon #gsocial #art #mywork #drawing #krita


 
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I thought of trying to fit in the logos of all the federation software on this drawing I made three years ago. (You can find the high resolution file here).

Diaspora and Friendica is already there - I have Hubzilla, Mastodon, Gsocial... and then I can't remember if there are others? Anyone who can?

(G+ might also soon be obsolete so what can that be substituted with? Smapchat maybe?

#theFederation #federation #diaspora #hubzilla #Friendica #Mastodon #gsocial #art #mywork #drawing #krita


 
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Fellow Hubzillans, I apologize in advance for combining so many questions into one post. I'm super confused and frustrated but I don't understand cross-platform #federation well enough to know what to be frustrated with or how to tease these issues apart. Yesterday, I wanted to test #hubzilla notifications of "mentions" from multiple platforms. So, I created posts mentioning this Hubzilla account from my #diaspora, #mastodon, #friendica, and #osada accounts. In case it matters, note that my Hubzilla account has a two-way connection with each of these other accounts. Skip to the bottom for my questions.

Results of posting and mentioning from different platforms:

Diaspora: The post from @Alyson showed up in my Hubzilla feed quickly, as did a notification of the mention. The comment I made on it from my Friendica account ( @alysonsee (Fca) ) also appeared in my Hubzilla feed and I got a notification of the mention the Fca account made of the Hz account. That's good news. What's weird is that my comment from Fca showed up only once from the perspective of D* account and my Hz account but showed up TWICE for @boet 's Hubzilla account--delivered once via Friendica and once via ActivityPub. In fact, a number of Hubzilla users have reported seeing some Friendica comments twice in threads lately. (Original post is here: https://joindiaspora.com/posts/bb8dfac0d17e0136d1f50218b70db60d . Hub.disroot.org's copy is here: https://hub.disroot.org/display/0b6b25a8-975b-f84d-2905-a68965841276 )

Mastodon: It took nearly a day for my post from @alysonsee to show up in my Hubzilla feed. But it eventually did, along with the reply from my Osada account, which strangely came in over ActivityPub rather than Zot. However, I got no notifications for the mentions in the original Mastodon post or the Osada comment. @Mike Macgirvin has recently added a fix for "mention" notifications from ActivityPub events which will likely go out in Hubzilla v4. So, the only real frustration here is that it took so fracking long for the post to arrive on hub.disroot.org--especially in comparison to posts from my canine.cloud Mastodon account (which show up within a minute) and that account is only a one-way connection (from Hz to the canine.cloud account). (Original post is here: https://mastodon.social/@alysonsee/101121457630580628 )

Friendica: It has been over a day and my post from @alysonsee (Fca) still has not shown up in my Hubzilla feed. In fact, if I look from my Hubzilla account at the "Recent Activity" on that connection over the last couple of months, the content is very spotty. Some "likes" are there but not all. Some "comments" are there but not all. The last post that came through was 2 months ago, shortly after I connected the two accounts, which means that it has missed 5 other posts. My Hubzilla clone account (on hub.libranet.de) only has one of my Fca account's posts from the last 2 months, but a different one than the one my primary Hubzilla account has. Strangely, @boet received my Friendica test post in his Hubzilla feed straight away--in fact, faster than he gets my hub.disroot.org posts. Even my Mastodon and Osada accounts received the post and were able to comment on it. Also, I have received posts from other libranet.de (Friendica) users in my hub.disroot.org feed. So, why are the posts from my Fca account missing in my Hz feed?

Osada: My Osada post showed up in my Hubzilla feed pretty quickly but via ActivityPub. I mean, that's fine. I just would have expected Zot --> Zot would be the default. It also means that my Hz account didn't get a "mention" notification. Also, it didn't show up in my Hubzilla clone's feed. My Friendica account saw it and was able to comment on it. But that was about an hour ago and the comment still hasn't shown up in my Hubzilla feed (primary or clone).

One last tidbit: After a couple of hours of trying these different combos, hub.disroot.org went down for at least 12 hours. (I went to bed and so stopped trying until morning.)

So, to recap:
(1) Why do comments from Friendica show up twice in threads (delivered once via Friendica and once via ActivityPub)? (I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that these comments are coming from users on an Fca instance running the dev branch implementation of ActivityPub. Tagging @Michael Vogel because I think that's his area. )
(2) Why did my mastodon.social post take nearly a day to arrive on hub.disroot.org? Is that a hub.disroot.org problem or a mastodon.social problem?
(3) On a related note, why does it take about 24 hours for my hub.disroot.org Hubzilla posts to be delivered to @boet ? Is that a hub.disroot.org problem or a nexxt.social problem?
(4) Why can other Hubzilla users get my libranet.de Friendica posts and my hub.disroot.org Hz account can see others' libranet.de Fca posts but my hub.disroot.com Hz account can't see my libranet.de Fca posts?
(5) If my Hubzilla primary and clone accounts can receive one post from a Friendica connection, then why don't they get all of them?
(6) On a related note, if my Hubzilla clone can receive one post from a one-way Mastodon connection, then why doesn't it get all of them? Or, for that matter, why doesn't it get the posts from a two-way connection on a different Mastodon instance?
(7) Why does my Hubzilla account get posts from Osada via ActivityPub rather than Zot?
(8) How many of these behaviors could be related to my primary Hubzilla instance being at v3.6.1?


 

Movim 0.14 - Scotty - Anniversary Edition

Movim is 10 years old and it's with a lot of satisfaction that we are bringing this version 0.14 after 9 long months of development.

Movim is a new concept of social network with instant messaging features that sits between #Instagram, #WhatsApp for the user experience and federated networks such as #Diaspora or #Mastodon.
What brings the new version?
- much better performance thanks to new database layer
- first version packaged for Debian
- Movim can be used to authenticate to third party websites
- many improvements, read the article!

Congratulations!


#movim #federation #freesoftware #xmpp #socialnetwork #debian #php


 

Let’s talk about XMPP tricks with Conversations’ Author Daniel Gultsch

Datengarten/94: Conversations - The making of a new feature


(new posting to add the Datengarten link)

Wednesday, 2018-11-14 Meeting: 18:00 CET, Talk: 20:00 CET
CCCB, Marienstr. 11 (Hinterhaus), 10117 Berlin

Note, that the informal meeting starts already at 18:00 CET, but the actual talk at 20:00 CET. Feel free to join us earlier! We are supposed to be newbie-friendly.
EN
For the last five years since its birth the jabber client Conversations repeatedly sets standards for usability and reliability. But what sits behind? Let’s take the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of a brand new feature together with the developer Daniel Gultsch. How deep do we have to dig into our bag of tricks and where does XMPP goes into its own way from time to time? After presenting the new feature (the talk is the time stip for the release of the new version) we will discuss not only XMPP specifics but general architectural questions which potentially could be applied to other instant messaging services.
DE
In den fünf Jahren seines Bestehens setzt der Android Jabber/XMPP client immer wieder Maßstäbe in Sachen Bedienbarkeit und Zuverlässigkeit. Doch was steckt eigentlich dahinter? Nutzen wir die Gelegenheit um mit dem Entwickler zusammen hinter die Kulissen eines neuen Features zu schauen; Wie tief muss man in die XMPP Trickkiste greifen und wo steht sich XMPP manchmal selber im Weg? Nach der Vorstellung des Features (der Vortrag ist gleichzeitig der Zeitpunkt an dem die neue Version veröffentlicht wird) geht es jedoch nicht nur um XMPP sondern auch um grundsätzliche, architektonische Fragen die sich potentiell auf andere Instant Messaging Dienste übertragen lassen.
#xmpp #berlin #conversations #danielgultsch #android #im #chat #meeting #federation #freesoftware #ccc #cccb #datengarten


 

Let's talk about XMPP tricks with Conversations' Author Daniel Gultsch


Wednesday, 2018-11-14 Meeting: 18:00 CET, Talk: 20:00 CET
CCCB, Marienstr. 11 (Hinterhaus), 10117 Berlin

Note, that the informal meeting starts already at 18:00 CET, but the actual talk at 20:00 CET. Feel free to join us earlier! We are supposed to be newbie-friendly.
EN
For the last five years since its birth the jabber client Conversations repeatedly sets standards for usability and reliability. But what sits behind? Let's take the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of a brand new feature together with the developer Daniel Gultsch. How deep do we have to dig into our bag of tricks and where does XMPP goes into its own way from time to time? After presenting the new feature (the talk is the time stip for the release of the new version) we will discuss not only XMPP specifics but general architectural questions which potentially could be applied to other instant messaging services.
DE
In den fünf Jahren seines Bestehens setzt der Android Jabber/XMPP client immer wieder Maßstäbe in Sachen Bedienbarkeit und Zuverlässigkeit. Doch was steckt eigentlich dahinter? Nutzen wir die Gelegenheit um mit dem Entwickler zusammen hinter die Kulissen eines neuen Features zu schauen; Wie tief muss man in die XMPP Trickkiste greifen und wo steht sich XMPP manchmal selber im Weg? Nach der Vorstellung des Features (der Vortrag ist gleichzeitig der Zeitpunkt an dem die neue Version veröffentlicht wird) geht es jedoch nicht nur um XMPP sondern auch um grundsätzliche, architektonische Fragen die sich potentiell auf andere Instant Messaging Dienste übertragen lassen.
#xmpp #berlin #conversations #danielgultsch #android #im #chat #meeting #federation #freesoftware


 

An honest question for Diaspora users


I haven't created a Diaspora account, so I don't know what's available on that platform versus this one. But in my search as a #gplusrefugee I'd like to have all the information feasible. So.

It seems that the choice of which "facet" of the Federation (Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Mastodon, etc.) one inhabits depends mostly on the features available in that particular instantiation. Some of that might depend on the culture of the individual node -- I admit that I've almost completely ignored the "Local Community" functionality -- but with the ability to connect with anyone anywhere in the overall Fed, that seems like a secondary concern at best.

Friendica seems to have some solid advantages over Diaspora, namely:
- Forums (equivalent to G+ Communities)
- The ability to edit posts and comments
- Threaded comments
- The ability to talk to more other platforms
So, for Diaspora users: why are you using Diaspora? What's "better" about that platform than Friendica that I'm missing? Thanks!

#question #Federation


 

An honest question for Diaspora users


I haven't created a Diaspora account, so I don't know what's available on that platform versus this one. But in my search as a #gplusrefugee I'd like to have all the information feasible. So.

It seems that the choice of which "facet" of the Federation (Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Mastodon, etc.) one inhabits depends mostly on the features available in that particular instantiation. Some of that might depend on the culture of the individual node -- I admit that I've almost completely ignored the "Local Community" functionality -- but with the ability to connect with anyone anywhere in the overall Fed, that seems like a secondary concern at best.

Friendica seems to have some solid advantages over Diaspora, namely:
- Forums (equivalent to G+ Communities)
- The ability to edit posts and comments
- Threaded comments
- The ability to talk to more other platforms
So, for Diaspora users: why are you using Diaspora? What's "better" about that platform than Friendica that I'm missing? Thanks!

#question #Federation


 

Welcome!


Welcome all #newhere (or soon to be) from #google+ ! Hope you find a good home on the #Federation and/or #Fediverse .


 

Welcome!


Welcome all #newhere (or soon to be) from #google+ ! Hope you find a good home on the #Federation and/or #Fediverse .


 
Hey there social media hosting people and developers working on any of the #Fediverse systems!

Is there anyone of you at the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig this year right after Christmas? Is there anyone interested to have a meeting there?

Just some exchange, we would need some people to moderate the event, but basically some meetup to exchange information and get to know other players in the field.
"Someone" could then register a "talk" or "meetup" for the upcoming congress, I'd say a duration of about 1.5 to 2 hours and maybe 60+ people can be expected, assuming there is many #webmasters or #developers among the visitors at the #35C3.

Any #devs and #webmaster of the following systems, or any that I might have missed that are using #ActivityPup and can communicate with the others, please comment here if you like the idea!
#Friendica #Diaspora #red #Hubzilla #GnuSocial #StatusNet #Mastodon #Pleroma #Socialhome #Ganggo

Let me know if you have any questions.
@utzer
#35c3 #fediverse #federation


 
Thanks for all of the re-shares of my earlier welcome to the #gplusrefugees (from my Diaspora account). Some folks who are #newhere have expressed frustration with the lack of certain features on #diaspora. Please consider trying out #hubzilla or #friendica as alternatives if you are looking for the abilities to ...
- Edit posts or comments.
- "Like" comments.
- Post pictures in comments.
- Create groups (e.g., around a common interest).
- Receive autocompletes of mentions while composing on the mobile site.

Friendica and Hubzilla implement the Diaspora protocol as well as others ones. I moved from D* to Hubzilla about a month ago and took all of my D* friends with me and then made a bunch of new friends from Mastodon as well. A bonus on Hubzilla is that when the primary instance (pod) for my channel goes down--remember, these #federation instances/pods are all volunteer operations, so you gotta be patient and flexible--I can switch to using a cloned instance. No downtime! (My primary is on hub.disroot.org and my clone is on hub.libranet.de.)

Now, please enjoy a few more warm-hearted folks to follow:
@splendorsolis loves pets and people being kind to each other.
@JB Carroll generously makes his tech knowledge accessible. (And he's on Friendica!)
@Passagier 451 generously boosts newbies and shares humor and joyful curiosities.
@Johnny Rei shares his enthusiastic love of nature.

If you decide to try out Friendica or Hubzilla and want to follow warm-hearted people from the #fediverse as well, I recommend starting with @Ignacio Gallup-Diaz and @Gwenfar, aka Julieanne.

Have fun, make friends, and block the nazis!

Update: Hey, it would have been helpful if I provided some links to learn about the Federation and Hubzilla. Fortunately, on Hubzilla, I can edit my post! Where to start:
\* How the Free Network (Federation and Fediverse) work: https://bit.ly/2Gw0VlG
\* Intro to Hubzilla: https://bit.ly/2IXT6Ye
\* Where to find nodes (instances) of everything: https://the-federation.info/

Immagine/fotoAlyson wrote the following post Sun, 14 Oct 2018 01:03:51 +0200

Welcome to the #gplusrefugees . It's energizing to see so many new faces embracing #diaspora .

The #federation is amazing invention, and a very different way of finding and connecting to others. Briefly, your pod (the part after the @ sign in your webbie) is one instance of the software platform known as Diaspora (which implements a protocol also called Diaspora). And Diaspora is just one platform in a multitude of other platforms that interconnect. You can connect with people on any platform that implements the Diaspora protocol (e.g., Friendica, Pleroma, Hubzilla, or Socialhome). For example, I usually post from my Hubzilla account ( @alysonsee ), and my posts from that account are seen by all of my D\* friends and I see their posts. Here is a handy intro.

If you are looking for new friends out here, let me suggest some of the most welcoming, warm-hearted folks I've met: @Adam Hunt is always ready with a helpful hand, whether on the shoreline IRL or out here in the ether. @Jose Luis always brightens my day. @Birne Helene makes it easy to find other lovely and interesting Diasporans to connect with. makes me a better person just by being who he is.


 
Thanks for all of the re-shares of my earlier welcome to the #gplusrefugees (from my Diaspora account). Some folks who are #newhere have expressed frustration with the lack of certain features on #diaspora. Please consider trying out #hubzilla or #friendica as alternatives if you are looking for the abilities to ...
- Edit posts or comments.
- "Like" comments.
- Post pictures in comments.
- Create groups (e.g., around a common interest).
- Receive autocompletes of mentions while composing on the mobile site.

Friendica and Hubzilla implement the Diaspora protocol as well as others ones. I moved from D* to Hubzilla about a month ago and took all of my D* friends with me and then made a bunch of new friends from Mastodon as well. A bonus on Hubzilla is that when the primary instance (pod) for my channel goes down--remember, these #federation instances/pods are all volunteer operations, so you gotta be patient and flexible--I can switch to using a cloned instance. No downtime! (My primary is on hub.disroot.org and my clone is on hub.libranet.de.)

Now, please enjoy a few more warm-hearted folks to follow:
@splendorsolis loves pets and people being kind to each other.
@JB Carroll generously makes his tech knowledge accessible. (And he's on Friendica!)
@Passagier 451 generously boosts newbies and shares humor and joyful curiosities.
@Johnny Rei shares his enthusiastic love of nature.

If you decide to try out Friendica or Hubzilla and want to follow warm-hearted people from the #fediverse as well, I recommend starting with @Ignacio Gallup-Diaz and @Gwenfar, aka Julieanne.

Have fun, make friends, and block the nazis!

Update: Hey, it would have been helpful if I provided some links to learn about the Federation and Hubzilla. Fortunately, on Hubzilla, I can edit my post! Where to start:
\* How the Free Network (Federation and Fediverse) work: https://bit.ly/2Gw0VlG
\* Intro to Hubzilla: https://bit.ly/2IXT6Ye
\* Where to find nodes (instances) of everything: https://the-federation.info/

Immagine/fotoAlyson wrote the following post Sun, 14 Oct 2018 01:03:51 +0200

Welcome to the #gplusrefugees . It's energizing to see so many new faces embracing #diaspora .

The #federation is amazing invention, and a very different way of finding and connecting to others. Briefly, your pod (the part after the @ sign in your webbie) is one instance of the software platform known as Diaspora (which implements a protocol also called Diaspora). And Diaspora is just one platform in a multitude of other platforms that interconnect. You can connect with people on any platform that implements the Diaspora protocol (e.g., Friendica, Pleroma, Hubzilla, or Socialhome). For example, I usually post from my Hubzilla account ( @alysonsee ), and my posts from that account are seen by all of my D\* friends and I see their posts. Here is a handy intro.

If you are looking for new friends out here, let me suggest some of the most welcoming, warm-hearted folks I've met: @Adam Hunt is always ready with a helpful hand, whether on the shoreline IRL or out here in the ether. @Jose Luis always brightens my day. @Birne Helene makes it easy to find other lovely and interesting Diasporans to connect with. makes me a better person just by being who he is.


 

Tags and Aspects and Federation, Oh My!


For us Google+ refugees, adjusting to Diaspora* (and pluspora) can be a bit of an adjustment. We were all used to circles and collections and communities and we were comfortable. Sure, Google+ had hashtags but almost no one used them so it was almost like they did not exist. The good news is that Diaspora* works almost exactly like Google+ and you merely need to tweak your vocabulary.

TL;DR

  • Post everything to Public using the drop-down menu next to the Share button.
  • Add hashtags liberally so that people can find your posts.
  • Follow interesting people, especially if they use a different pod (have something different after the @ than you do)

Tags


Tags work like supercharged circles. When you post, you add hashtags to it. These hashtags group your posts by subject, like a Google+ collection. You can add as many hashtags as you like, which is different from G+ which restricted a post to a single circle.

Tags are supercharged because they are also used for reading, to control which posts show up in your stream. You can follow a tag, regardless of who posts using the tag. On Google+, you could follow an individual's "caturday" circle but there was no way to follow all caturday circles.

Aspects


When you follow an individual on Diaspora*, you add them to one or more aspects. This is almost the same as adding a Google+ person to one or more circles. Their posts will show up in your stream.

Federation


I wrote that aspects are "almost" like circles because there is a key difference between Google+ and Diaspora*: Federation. It makes following important. Google+ was one huge system; you could always see all posts. Diaspora* is a federation of smaller systems, called pods, and you can only see the posts which are on your pod. When you follow someone who uses a different pod (add them to one of your aspects), your pod copies that person's new posts from the other pod. This makes interesting stuff spread around the federation, since a public post becomes visible in more places.

#diaspora #tip #googleplus #tags #aspects #federation


 

Tags and Aspects and Federation, Oh My!


For us Google+ refugees, adjusting to Diaspora* (and pluspora) can be a bit of an adjustment. We were all used to circles and collections and communities and we were comfortable. Sure, Google+ had hashtags but almost no one used them so it was almost like they did not exist. The good news is that Diaspora* works almost exactly like Google+ and you merely need to tweak your vocabulary.

TL;DR

  • Post everything to Public using the drop-down menu next to the Share button.
  • Add hashtags liberally so that people can find your posts.
  • Follow interesting people, especially if they use a different pod (have something different after the @ than you do)

Tags


Tags work like supercharged circles. When you post, you add hashtags to it. These hashtags group your posts by subject, like a Google+ collection. You can add as many hashtags as you like, which is different from G+ which restricted a post to a single circle.

Tags are supercharged because they are also used for reading, to control which posts show up in your stream. You can follow a tag, regardless of who posts using the tag. On Google+, you could follow an individual's "caturday" circle but there was no way to follow all caturday circles.

Aspects


When you follow an individual on Diaspora*, you add them to one or more aspects. This is almost the same as adding a Google+ person to one or more circles. Their posts will show up in your stream.

Federation


I wrote that aspects are "almost" like circles because there is a key difference between Google+ and Diaspora*: Federation. It makes following important. Google+ was one huge system; you could always see all posts. Diaspora* is a federation of smaller systems, called pods, and you can only see the posts which are on your pod. When you follow someone who uses a different pod (add them to one of your aspects), your pod copies that person's new posts from the other pod. This makes interesting stuff spread around the federation, since a public post becomes visible in more places.

#diaspora #tip #googleplus #tags #aspects #federation


 

Converse 4 released

After more than 7 months of active development, Converse 4 has finally been released.
Converse is an open source XMPP-based chat client written in JavaScript and which runs in your browser.
This release contains lots of highlights, including rewriting the UI to use Bootstrap 4, support for OMEMO Encryption of private messages, message corrections and file-sharing via HTTP file upload.
XMPP is an IETF standardized messaging and presence protocol with multiple independent server and client implementations.
Unlike other popular open source teamchat applications like Mattermost and Rocket.chat, Converse doesn't depend on any particular server (e.g. backend) application. Any XMPP server which supports the relevant extensions (aka XEPs) will do.
Converse is 100% front-end JavaScript and CSS. The only backend you need is an XMPP server, which you can either set up and host yourself or you can sign up on an existing one.
read more...

#community #xmpp #freesoftware #omemo #im #federation #encryption #converse #jsxc


 
Another strange thing happening on the federation. Two years ago I made a reshare on my family poddery profile. I just wanted to show one of my Phill pages from my @Katharsisdrill profile to them (my family).

The last couple of month or so I have begun getting many likes on this reshare, always from joindispora users who seem to never have done anything else. How does these profiles find a two year old post on a profile that for many years has only been posting in a closed aspect?

I see it as a catalogue of some internet vulture trying to see if the network can be used somehow for dubious activities... but I don't know of course.

#diaspora #federation #mystery #joindispora


 

We need to talk about **joindiaspora.com **

Flaburgan diaspora* community staff // Aug 2013
We are facing a lot of problems with joindiaspora and I think it’s time to change our strategy about it.
At the moment, we simply don’t deal with joindiaspora. But there are many downsides. They almost all come from one point: people don’t make any difference between “diaspora” and “joindiaspora”. Result: when “joindiaspora” is slow / buggy / down, it’s “diaspora” which slow / buggy / down. When “joindiaspora” doesn’t respect privacy (Amazon, Google analytics which has now be removed), it’s “diaspora*” which doesn’t respect privacy.
https://discourse.diasporafoundation.org/t/joindiaspora-crisis/237

August 2013, nothing has changed, no comment.

#joindiaspora #diaspora #diasporafoundation #federation #history #archive #privacy


 

Another (and so far final) repost: EU copyright reform… Dear fellow Diasporians, please take action now.


(a near-copy from @itri's near-copy of my own recent post)

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and, as I understand it, the new law will also affect networks like Diaspora, in fact many smaller sites and businesses.


(It affects "online services" that allow data to be uploaded and published... It will most probably affect federated networks like Diaspora or Peertube, all kinds of sites that deal with free and open software, probably also artists who want to upload their own work, maybe smaller e-mail providers, it might raise prices for getting one's own website hosted by a webspace provider etc etc...)

On https://saveyourinternet.eu/ you can act now, and write bulk or personal e-mails to members of parliament of your country (by only a few clicks). Please do!


Arguments against the implemented reform (taken from https://saveyourinternet.eu/):
  • Article 13 is bad for the Internet as a whole: … it “would mandate Internet platforms to embed an automated infrastructure for monitoring and censorship deep into their networks”.
  • Article 13 is bad for EU citizens’ fundamental rights: … it “would violate the freedom of expression set out in (…) the Charter of Fundamental Rights” and “provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens’ communications”.near
  • Article 13 threatens legal certainty in the EU: … there is scientific consensus on the fact that Article 13 “threaten [s]the user participation benefits of the e-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC)”.
  • Article 13 will be bad for the European economy: … “these rules are bad news for publishers who rely on an open and competitive internet to source, create and disseminate stories to their readers” … “the suggested filtering technology will raise the cost of launching a startup in Europe and drive talent away”.
  • The Parliament must promote a balanced and evidence-based approach to copyright enforcement and not fall into the trap of so-called ‘easy fixes’ to the detriment of our fundamental rights.

Call your MEP now and if you know others who are residents in the EU, tell them to call or write to their MEPs too.

You can find info on each of your MEPs on the SaveYourInternet.eu site, or on Parliament’s own site (just click on the maps).

If you’re outside of Europe, please consider sharing this blog post with your European friends and family and let them know that this is a red alert. We have just days until the vote.

Tell them to reject the Voss amendments, and reject Article 11 and 13, reject copyright filters, and reject ancillary rights on press snippets. Encourage your MEP to choose options that avoid filtering uploads or restricting links.


Here's a little about it that also hints on who would benefit from this new law.


(Youtube, 2:24 min)
#FOSS, #reform, #politics, #politik, #creativecommons, #cc, #legislation, #europa, #freedom, #freedom-of-speech, #fairuse, #fair-use, #link, #link-tax, #linktax, #freeweb, #free-web, #sharing, #uploading, #uploads, #version-control, #EU, #EU-copyright, #law, #copyright, #censorship, #savecodeshare, #open-source, #software, #software-development, #social, #Europe, #diaspora, #peertube, #thefederation, #federation, #the-federation, #fediverse, #internet, #web, #european-union, #europeanunion, #email, #irc, #laws, #law, #DeleteArt13, #xmpp, #jabber, #tax, #taxes, #Mastodon, #SaveYourInternet


 

Another (and so far final) repost: EU copyright reform… Dear fellow Diasporians, please take action now.


(a near-copy from @itri's near-copy of my own recent post)

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and, as I understand it, the new law will also affect networks like Diaspora, in fact many smaller sites and businesses.


(It affects "online services" that allow data to be uploaded and published... It will most probably affect federated networks like Diaspora or Peertube, all kinds of sites that deal with free and open software, probably also artists who want to upload their own work, maybe smaller e-mail providers, it might raise prices for getting one's own website hosted by a webspace provider etc etc...)

On https://saveyourinternet.eu/ you can act now, and write bulk or personal e-mails to members of parliament of your country (by only a few clicks). Please do!


Arguments against the implemented reform (taken from https://saveyourinternet.eu/):
  • Article 13 is bad for the Internet as a whole: … it “would mandate Internet platforms to embed an automated infrastructure for monitoring and censorship deep into their networks”.
  • Article 13 is bad for EU citizens’ fundamental rights: … it “would violate the freedom of expression set out in (…) the Charter of Fundamental Rights” and “provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens’ communications”.near
  • Article 13 threatens legal certainty in the EU: … there is scientific consensus on the fact that Article 13 “threaten [s]the user participation benefits of the e-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC)”.
  • Article 13 will be bad for the European economy: … “these rules are bad news for publishers who rely on an open and competitive internet to source, create and disseminate stories to their readers” … “the suggested filtering technology will raise the cost of launching a startup in Europe and drive talent away”.
  • The Parliament must promote a balanced and evidence-based approach to copyright enforcement and not fall into the trap of so-called ‘easy fixes’ to the detriment of our fundamental rights.

Call your MEP now and if you know others who are residents in the EU, tell them to call or write to their MEPs too.

You can find info on each of your MEPs on the SaveYourInternet.eu site, or on Parliament’s own site (just click on the maps).

If you’re outside of Europe, please consider sharing this blog post with your European friends and family and let them know that this is a red alert. We have just days until the vote.

Tell them to reject the Voss amendments, and reject Article 11 and 13, reject copyright filters, and reject ancillary rights on press snippets. Encourage your MEP to choose options that avoid filtering uploads or restricting links.


Here's a little about it that also hints on who would benefit from this new law.


(Youtube, 2:24 min)
#FOSS, #reform, #politics, #politik, #creativecommons, #cc, #legislation, #europa, #freedom, #freedom-of-speech, #fairuse, #fair-use, #link, #link-tax, #linktax, #freeweb, #free-web, #sharing, #uploading, #uploads, #version-control, #EU, #EU-copyright, #law, #copyright, #censorship, #savecodeshare, #open-source, #software, #software-development, #social, #Europe, #diaspora, #peertube, #thefederation, #federation, #the-federation, #fediverse, #internet, #web, #european-union, #europeanunion, #email, #irc, #laws, #law, #DeleteArt13, #xmpp, #jabber, #tax, #taxes, #Mastodon, #SaveYourInternet


 

Devastating EU Copyright review - one day left to take action


^a^ ^near-copy^ ^of^ ^this^ ^@Blutpumpe's^ ^post^ [^here^](https://despora.de/posts/38f0408097e00136ed19543d7eeced27)^.^ ^Thanks^ ^for^ ^supporting^ ^the^ ^cause!^ ^(reposting^ ^for^ ^wider^ ^exposure)^

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and the new law will also probably affect networks like Diaspora, and many smaller sites and businesses.

On https://saveyourinternet.eu/ you can act now, and write bulk or personal e-mails to members of parliament of your country.


Arguments against the implemented reform (taken from https://saveyourinternet.eu/):
  • Article 13 is bad for the Internet as a whole: … it “would mandate Internet platforms to embed an automated infrastructure for monitoring and censorship deep into their networks”.
  • Article 13 is bad for EU citizens’ fundamental rights: … it “would violate the freedom of expression set out in (…) the Charter of Fundamental Rights” and “provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens’ communications”.
  • Article 13 threatens legal certainty in the EU: … there is scientific consensus on the fact that Article 13 “threaten [s]the user participation benefits of the e-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC)”.
  • Article 13 will be bad for the European economy: … “these rules are bad news for publishers who rely on an open and competitive internet to source, create and disseminate stories to their readers” … “the suggested filtering technology will raise the cost of launching a startup in Europe and drive talent away”.
  • The Parliament must promote a balanced and evidence-based approach to copyright enforcement and not fall into the trap of so-called ‘easy fixes’ to the detriment of our fundamental rights.

Call your MEP now and if you know others who are residents in the EU, tell them to call or write to their MEPs too.

You can find info on each of your MEPs on the SaveYourInternet.eu site, or on Parliament’s own site (just click on the maps).

If you’re outside of Europe, please consider sharing this blog post with your European friends and family and let them know that this is a red alert. We have just days until the vote.

Tell them to reject the Voss amendments, and reject Article 11 and 13, reject copyright filters, and reject ancillary rights on press snippets. Encourage your MEP to choose options that avoid filtering uploads or restricting links.


#FOSS, #reform, #politics, #politik, #creativecommons, #cc, #legislation, #europa, #freedom, #freedom-of-speech, #fairuse, #fair-use, #link, #link-tax, #linktax, #freeweb, #free-web, #sharing, #uploading, #uploads, #version-control, #EU, #EU-copyright, #law, #copyright, #censorship, #savecodeshare, #open-source, #software, #software-development, #social, #Europe, #diaspora, #thefederation, #federation, #the-federation, #fediverse, #internet, #web, #european-union, #europeanunion, #email, #irc, #laws, #law, #DeleteArt13, #xmpp, #jabber, #tax, #taxes, #Mastodon, #SaveYourInternet


 
438 PRO / 226 AGAINST upload filter in the vote of the EU parliament. LinkTax adopted as well.

Oh fuck this shit
RT @Senficon Article 13 vote: The European Parliament endorses #uploadfilters for all but the smallest sites and apps. Anything you want to publish will need to first be approved by these filters, perfectly legal content like parodies & memes will be caught in the crosshairs #SaveYourInternet




#SaveYourInternet #Fediverse #Federation #UploadFilter