Items tagged with: Fediverse

Friendica 2019.12-rc Release Candidate available for testing

We are wrapping up the work on Friendica over the last three month since the 2019.09 release, just in time for delivery over the Holidays at the end of the year. But that requires to test them and therefore we branched off the 2019.12-rc branch today and invite you to try it if you like to help us to test it.

To give you a short glimpse into the new features, here are three of them:

  • Federation via the Diaspora* and ActivityPub protocol was improved, which includes making re-shares as native as possible
  • The ACL dialog has got an overhaul, hopefully making it more easy to use
  • You can now pin posts on your accounts wall

#Friendica #Fediverse #Federation #ReleaseCandidate #1912RC
gerade das hier entdeckt. Interessant. Wisst ihr, dass die meisten accounts hat?

#fediverse #mastodon
Lesen Sie diesen Text gerade auf #Twitter? Das könnten Sie auch auf der freien Alternative #Mastodon, eine von vielen Plattformen, die Teil des #Fediverse sind. Was es damit auf sich hat, erfahren Sie heute bei uns im #Adventskalender.
Welche Inhalte Sie bei #Twitter und #Facebook zu sehen bekommen, bestimmen Sie schon lang nicht mehr selbst. Wer Transparenz und Freiheit schätzt, sollte sich das #Fediverse anschauen. #Adventskalender

#DigitaleSelbstverteidigung #Adventskalender2019

Theming4Friendica Forum

I created the "Theming4Friendica" Forum as a place where people can discuss the themes, bring in new ideas, announce the development of new themes and colorings of existing themes and everything all around theming.

Please join in, even if you are only interested to read about it.
I will be very happy to welcome you there 🌻😎

@Friendica Support @Friendica Admins @Theming4Friendica
#Friendica #Fediverse #Theming #Development
Inaugural Post for Lemmy, a decentralized, easily self-hostable #reddit / link aggregator alternative, intended to work in the #fediverse:

The messenger #Wire and the web search service #Startpage have been taken over US companies. They are/were popular services in the privacy and #cryptoparty scene. Both companies appear to be interested in the data business. Takeovers like these will happen again. If these events teach us anything it is that we should seek decentral and self-hosted alternatives to take back control. Don't put your trust into centralized services!
#searx #yacy #xmpp #jabber #matrix #fediverse #mastodon #email
So #littrme is up and running as an #ActivityPub C2S client for #fedbox.

Federation is not finished yet of course, and you can't do much except post things, comment on them and like or dislike them.

This is a bit underwhelming for almost two years of work, but a lot of things have happened under the hood, so it's not all wasted time.

If you are interested in playing with its very basic features give it a spin at:

Thank you!

#fediverse #activitypubdev #announcement

Fediverse: We are family - We are Community - We are Future

(deutsche Version darunter)

----(English Version)----
While I was watching the EU talk "The future internet regulation" I came across the idea that we shouldn't proceed calling the fediverse, federation and ourselves as an "alternative social network" or an alternative to facebook, twitter or other social networks. In german I would call that "tiefstapeln" that can maybe translated as "to be overmodest".

We should be conscious that decentralized systems like the fediverse and federation are the future of the internet. So, when we are talking about us and our communities, we should start talking instead of the alternatives of the internet/social networks / etc about the future of the internet !

With decentralized systems like the fediverse and the federation are, it is possible to create _real_ digital communities. Regardless if they are virtual worldwide or regional local. Start realizing that the fediverse and federation is the start to a future, where community and democracy could go hand in hand.

It's just our mindset. But it is important to understand that this small change in words, how we describe ourselves makes a huge difference. So let's state:

We are family - We are Community - We are Future

----(Deutsche Version)----
Als ich die EU-Vortrag "The future internet regulation" sah, stieß ich auf die Idee, dass wir das Fediverse und die Federation und uns selbst nicht mehr als "alternatives soziales Netzwerk" oder als Alternative zu Facebook, Twitter oder anderen sozialen Netzwerken bezeichnen sollten. Auf Deutsch würde ich das "tiefstapeln" nennen, das vielleicht als "to be overmodest" übersetzt werden kann.

Wir sollten uns bewusst sein, dass dezentrale Systeme wie das Fediverse und die Federation die Zukunft des Internets sind. Wenn wir also über uns und unsere Communities (Gemeinschaft) sprechen, sollten wir anfangen, anstelle von Alternativen des Internets / sozialer Netzwerke / etc. über die Zukunft des Internets zu sprechen!

Mit dezentralen Systemen wie dem Fediverse und der Föderation ist es möglich, _reale_ digitale Communities zu schaffen. Unabhängig davon, ob es sich um virtuell weltweite oder regional lokale Systeme handelt. Beginnt zu begreifen, dass das Fediverse und die Federation der Beginn einer Zukunft ist, in der Communities und Demokratie Hand in Hand gehen können.

Es ist nur unsere Denkweise. Aber es ist wichtig zu verstehen, dass diese kleine Veränderung in Worten, wie wir uns selbst beschreiben, einen sehr großen Unterschied bewirkt. Also lasst uns darüber im Klaren sein:

We are family - We are Community - We are Future

#Fediverse #Federation #Friendica #Mastodon #Pleroma #Hubzilla #Pixelfed #Peertube #Funkwhale #Diaspora #ActivityPub

#WeAreFamily #WeAreCommunity #WeAreFuture
Eine sehr engagierte Rede in Brüssel zum Thema "The future internet regulation" von @Aral Balkan . Dabei geht es um Plattformen wie Facebook, Google und dem Fediverse wie Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica. Europa als unabhängige Digitale Entität, statt einem Anhang des Silicon Valley und deren Business Modelle.

Im Anschluss wiederholt die Vertreterin von Facebook Ania Helseth gebetsmühlenartig die Lüge "Facebook würde die Privatsphäre der Menschen respektieren". Das dem nicht so ist, dokumentiert die Seite

Start: Stunde 1:14 ~ 1:32 .
Die Gegendarstellung und Dementi folgen im Anschluss.

#Fediverse #Federation #Europe #DigitalIdentity #Privacy #SelfeDefence #Brüssel #TheFutureIsDecentralized #TFID #DecentralizeIT

#WeAreFamily #WeAreCommunity #WeAreFuture
Weil es auch hier im #Fediverse ja viele #Podcaster gibt, "Der vierte Offizielle" hat in seinem Blog mal einiges zu diesem neuen #Podcast "Dienst" #Podimo (ja, von dem höre ich heute auch zum ersten Mal) aufgeschrieben. Vor allem, weil der ganz großer Mist ist und man als anständiges podcastendes Wesen sich davon weit fern halten sollte. Link:

Content warning: Podcasting, Halsabschneiderei, Startup-Drecksgedöns

So you should understand that many instances choices are in #fediverse of #mastodon.

Whichever instances you join, you can follow people at other instances & see the toots of theirs. Similarly your toots are visible to your followers irrespective of their instances.
Here in #fediverse our #mastodon works in the same way, for that it uses a protocol called Activity Hub, so that various instances can speak to each other.

So and and are different instances in #mastodon
First thing you should know that #mastodon is a decentralized social media platform.

That is the fundamental difference between of it from #twitter or #facebook.

A decentralized network, which means there is no central group with all of the power.

So here it is #fediverse

We Distribute has joined Federated Networks Association - Feneas

We’re excited to announce a new milestone for this publication. Since its inception, We Distribute has been dedicated to the sourcing and distribution of news relating to Free Software and decentralized communications. The project has provided extensive coverage over the development of new apps in the federated social web space, and interviewed developers at the forefront.

#Federation #feneas #Fediverse
We Distribute has joined Feneas!

We Distribute has joined Federated Networks Association - Feneas

We’re excited to announce a new milestone for this publication. Since its inception, We Distribute has been dedicated to the sourcing and distribution of news relating to Free Software and decentralized communications. The project has provided extensive coverage over the development of new apps in the federated social web space, and interviewed developers at the forefront.

#Federation #feneas #Fediverse
We Distribute has joined Feneas!

A wonderful Friendica Hackathon 2019 slowly coming to an end

Thank you all for joining and participating with developing code, opening issues, supporting users or making us smile at the Friendica Hackathon in 2019. 🌻

We wish you all a very nice weekend ending and and connect you soon in the fediverse.

Get some more details in the friendica blog post

Friendica Hackathon 2019 in Berlin a Resume
#friendica #fediverse #WeAreFamily #Hackathon #2019
Friendica Hackathon 2019 in Berlin a Resume
I think #mastodon is slowly getting mainstream.

Proof: the #kikk19 festival is the first event I've attended, which does not focus on alternative solutions, open source nor decentralization, though generally focuses on art, design and tech, where other attendees where posting things about the festival on the #fediverse using the official hashtag.

It wasn't a huge crowd, but still. A good surprise from my point of view.

It's not really about follower count, it's about quality of interactions. I barely had any good interactions on Twitter. Here, I have a few every day. #deletetwitter #fediverse
(deutsch) Wenn ihr daran interessiert seid, dass das #Fedivers mit #Friendica, #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #Hubzilla, usw größer wird, dann müsst ihr den Rest des Internets mit Links und Erwähnungen ins Fedivers pflastern und nicht umgekehrt.

(english) If you are interested in the #fediverse getting bigger with Friendica, Mastodon, Pleroma, Hubzilla, etc, then you have to plaster the rest of the internet with links and mentions into the Fediverse and not vice versa.

#Propaganda #BrightSideOfPower #DecentraliceIT

Zentralisiert, Dezentralisiert und Verteilt - Was ist was?

Vitalik Buterin , der Mitbegründer der Kryptowährung Ethereum, hat 2017 einen sehr interessanten Artikel über die Betrachtungsweise der Begriffe Zentralisierte Systeme, Dezentralisierte Systeme und Verteilte Systeme geschrieben. Seine Sicht ist natürlich stark durch das Thema Kryptowährungen und Blockchain geprägt. Was aus meiner Sicht die Begrifflichkeiten noch schärfer definiert.

Der Artikel ist sehr ausführlich und beschäftigt sich fast schon philosophisch mit den Begriffen und deren Auswirkung. Ich will hier aber nur auf diese drei Begriffe Zentralisiert, Dezentralisiert und Verteilt eingehen, damit man das Thema nicht nur in der IT Welt besser einordnen kann. Daher ist das keine Übersetzung des Artikel und auch keine Zusammenfassung, sondern das Herausnehmen einiger Aspekte, die man (hoffentlich) auch ohne den anderen Kontext des originalen Artikels verstehen kann.

#DecentralizeIT #Dezentralisiert #Wissen #Blog #hyperblog #Infonauten #Fediverse #Blockchain #Cryptocurrency

Socialhome v0.10.0 released

Just over a year ago we released v0.9.0 with the intention of not releasing another (non-patch) release before #ActivityPub support is at a state of at least alpha level usability. I (Jason, author) must admit, this took longer than I excepted. Partial reason for this was huge changes that happened in my life - a divorce and switch from employee to entrepreneur. There were times were I hadn't looked at any of the code for a month and spent hours just catching up where things were.

There was also a huge amount of refactoring needed to make #Socialhome, which was designed for the #Diaspora protocol, happy with two protocols. While ActivityPub covers the same use cases (in a much more flexible way), it is fundamentally different in how profile and content identity is handled. Most of this refactoring happened in the federation library, which has to job of worrying about all this protocol stuff leaving the Socialhome changes mostly dealing with data storage.

This is easily the biggest single push that has been made for this project. It has also meant that not many features or UI changes have landed during the last year. I think however expanding the reach of Socialhome users from approx 25K monthly active users to around 500K monthly active users is probably worth it.

Simultaneously is released v0.18 of the federation library which handles all the actual protocol level logic.

A total of 460 commits (of which 170 to the federation library) went into this release by four authors, changing 392 files (33096 insertions, 7410 deletions).

Other highlights

  • Tag streams (followed tags) was added.
  • Scope of incoming integration for the Diaspora protocol Social-Relay can be set by the server admin.
  • Users now have a "followers" page similar to their "following" page to see who they are followed by. This is only available to the user themselves.
  • #Python 3.6 is now the lowest supported version.
  • Rewritten contacts page with more visually pleasing boxes instead of a table from the nineties.
Plus various smaller changes and fixes, see the full changelog here.

What's next?

Now that ActivityPub support has been shipped, it's time to make it more robust and compatible with other platforms. This will take time and happen gradually. Please do report all the bugs you may find in our chat or in the issue tracker.

There will also be more focus on the UI side of things and adding more features now that all the time doesn't have to be spent on the federation layer. @{} has already spent some time rewriting the publisher in #VueJS and various UI design rewrite/change proposals have been submitted from the community (one, two).


This release is also the first one that has Docker images published. #Docker will be the suggested installation method from now on. Any manual installation guides will be accepted but will not be maintained in the official docs.

Due to the Docker image being new, feedback is very welcome from Docker enthusiasts. Let us know how it worked for you and what needs better solutions or documentation.

What is Socialhome?

Socialhome is best described as a #federated personal profile with social networking functionality. Users can create rich content using #Markdown. All content can be pinned to the user profile and all content will federate to contacts in the federated social web. Federation happens using the ActivityPub and Diaspora protocols.

Please check the official site for more information about features. Naturally, the official site is a Socialhome profile itself.

Official site:


Want to work on a #Django and VueJS powered social network server? Join in the fun! We have easy to follow development environment setup documentation and a friendly chat room for questions.#changelog #news #socialnetwork #fediverse #selfhosting

lightning-fast pay-what-you-can media storage for Fediverse instances

Thx to @nipos for the hint!

#mastodon #fediverse

Automated deletion of illegal content and hate speech in social networks

~~ Deutsch ~~
EuGH-Urteil: Gerichte können Facebook zu weltweiten Löschungen zwingen
Soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook können zu einem aktiven Suchen und Entfernen von rechtswidrigen Inhalten verpflichtet werden. Löschanordungen europäischer Gerichte sollen dabei weltweit gelten, entschied der EuGH, selbst für "sinngleiche" Äußerungen.

EuGH - Urteil;jsessionid=063FA42F8F82B8379FFA7FABA44A20BE?text=&docid=218621&pageIndex=0&doclang=DE&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=2184587

~~ English ~~
Facebook can be forced to remove illegal content worldwide, EU’s top court decides
Courts in the European Union can order Facebook to remove worldwide comments by users of its service that have been declared illegal, the European Union’s highest court ruled on Thursday.
The ruling is quickly inciting criticism from free speech advocates that it could allow authoritarian regimes to silence critics.
The same court told Google last week that it does not have to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten” laws worldwide.

European Court - English;jsessionid=063FA42F8F82B8379FFA7FABA44A20BE?text=&docid=218621&pageIndex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=2184587

#Fediverse #Friendica #Hubzilla #Mastodon #Pleroma #Diaspora #GNUSocial
Oh hello, #ActivityPub people \o/

We just turned on ActivityPub support at to get more users to test it and thus speed up fixing the remaining issues and bringing better compatibility across other #Fediverse platforms.

PLEASE NOTE, this are a bit alpha still, so in the master branch by default ActivityPub support is off. It can be turned on by setting the environment variable SOCIALHOME_ACTIVITYPUB_ALPHA=True.

Issue reports very much welcome in the issue tracker.
"#Surveillance #capitalism might be moving more and more from merely behaviour prediction to also trying to affect behaviour [...] To really change things we probably need legislation, perhaps even banning parts of the surveillance-based business model."

- Surveillance capitalism, Mats Sjöberg

full article here:

#privacy #google #tracking #fediverse #federated #socialmedia #facebook #twitter #mastodont #p2p #peertube
Unsere Bielefelder Hochschulgruppe ist nun auf unserer #Mastdodon-Instanz zu finden:
FYI: Treffen an der #UniBielefeld jeden 1. & 3. Mo im SozCafé (X-C2-116).

PS: Kommt alle ins #Fediverse!

#Bielefeld #FOSS #Privacy #CryptoParty /f
Ich wünschte, die Mastodonten würden verstehen, dass Fediverse so viel mehr als nur Mastodon ist.

Vortrag über das Fediverse von Tobias

Zum Ende der Sommerpause der Salonabende im Schätzchen, dem Café für Schöne Dinge & Salonkultur, war ich am 10. August eingeladen, einen Vortrag über das Fediverse und Friendica als Alternative zu den kommerziellen Plattformen wie Facebook, Instagram und zu halten.

Das Fediverse ist ein Netzwerk von unterschiedlichen Social Media Plattformen, die alle als Freie Software umgesetzt sind. Die Knoten des Netzwerks, also die einzelnen Installationen bzw. Dienste, kommunizieren dabei über offene Protokolle mit einander, ähnlich wie man es von E-Mails her kennt. Damit können die Nutzerïnnen der einzelnen Dienste im Fediverse, über die Grenzen der jeweiligen Dienste hinweg, mit allen anderen Nutzerïnnen interagieren

#Fediverse #Deutsch #Vortrag #Friendica #Pleroma #Hubzilla #PeerTube #Funkwhale #Diaspora #SocialHome #Mastodon #GNUSocial

Heyho #Fediverse,

entschuldigt die kurze Störung.

Ich habe hier zu Hause im #Heimnetz (leider) verschiedene Geräte von #AVM.

Alle diese Geräte (Router, Repeater,..) hängen zusammen in einem Mesh.

Habe jetzt allerdings auf einigen Geräten hier im #Netzwerk das Problem, das die #WLAN Verbindung dauernd abbricht und neu aufgebaut wird.

Der #Support hat offenbar leider selber keine Ahnung von dem was ihre Geräte da treiben und können mir seit über 2 Monaten nicht helfen.
- 1/3
Just got an iPhone to test #XMPP clients for a friend and the #fediverse . Basically everything I need works with #ChatSecure

✔ add contacts
✔ OMEMO with attachments
✔ OMEMO with attachment in MUC
✔ OMEMO works out of the Box with unknown contacts

minor flaws:
✖ still need to enable OMEMO for MUC in settings
✖ can not create MUCs itself, only join

#xmpp #omemo #chatsecure
Had a very busy week at work. Luckily, it's weekend and time to relax.
Hope you people have a good one. #mastothoughts #fediverse #weekendfun
Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

Die ideale SocialMedia-Plattform - ein quasi-staatliches Gebilde?

Derzeit konkurrieren im Bereich #SocialMedia zwei Modelle. Wobei es wohl leicht übertrieben ist, von Konkurrenz zu sprechen. Das eine Modell - die zentral von kommerziellen Anbietern betriebenen Plattformen wie #Facebook, #Instagram oder #Twitter - machen derzeit etwa 99,8% des SocialMedia-Betriebs aus. Das andere Modell, also die verbleibenden 0,2%, besteht in den gegenwärtigen dezentralen Netzwerken von Fediverse und Federation.

Dass die kommerziell betriebenen, zentralen Plattformen eklatante Mängel haben, wissen auch die meisten User, die dort täglich verkehren. Dennoch schaffen es die Netzwerke von #Fediverse und #Federation nicht, diese eigentlich unzufriedenen User scharenweise in die Freiheit zurückzuholen. Warum? Zum einen, weil die Musik halt woanders spielt, weil man hier kein "Influencer" sein kann, weil hier nichts "trendet", weil man hier keinen Jackpot knacken kann und mit einem harmlosen Tweet als ganz normaler User plötzlich ein Millionenpublikum erreicht, weil das Ding durch die Decke geht.

Dazu kommt aber noch ein anderes Problem. Hätten die dezentralen Netzwerke tatsächlich mal den Zuspruch, den sie verdienten, würden sie auch die gleichen Probleme bekommen wie die großen, kommerziellen Plattformen: massenweise Hate-Speech, Bots, und juristisch problematische Inhalte. Nur, dass es hier gar keine nennenswerten Kontroll-Instanzen für so was gibt. Keine im Verborgenen arbeitenden, bezahlten Heere von Delete-Trupps wie bei Facebook. Keine Melde-Funktion, nichts. Das Ganze würde in tausenden von teueren Klagen gegen kleine Pod/Hun/Knoten-Betreiber enden und zum Ruin von deren idealistischen Angeboten führen.

Der "Netz-Philosoph" Michael Seemann hat sich dazu einige Gedanken gemacht. Eigentlich wünscht er sich auch eine nicht-kommerziell, dezentral organisierte SocialMedia-Kommunikation. Aber eine, die den politischen und juristischen Anforderungen auf dem Level einer 9- oder 10stelligen User-Basis gewachsen ist. Dazu stellt er sich ein mehrschichtiges Modell vor:

1. einen freien Markt von Client-Software, die die Protokolle des Networks beherrscht. Keine Zwänge, bestimmte Clients nutzen zu müssen, freier Zugang zu den und freie Dokumentation der Protokolle, so dass Entwickler alle Freiheiten haben, am Client-Markt neue Ideen zu realisieren.

2. föderierte Instanzen, die via Protokoll in der Lage sind, SocialMedia-Aktivitäten instanzübergreifend zu ermöglichen - Seemann wählt dafür den Begriff "Hub" - der Punkt geht also an Hubzilla :-)

3. und hier wirds interessant: ein "Zen­tra­les Meta-Governance". Was das genau sein soll, erfahrt ihr, wenn ihr den ausführlichen Artikel selber lest:
True. Depends, though: Wanting to have a replacement for Instagram et al, a lot of people apparently also want to have filters and a bit of editing features which might be out of scope of #fediverse or similar apps.

@dansup @JoYo
Woo! As you may have seen from that previous boost, Mastodon 2.9 is now out, featuring a new single column interface:

This is, IMHO, a huge step forward for getting non-technical people onto Mastodon 👍

Instead of the Tweetdeck-style interface, there's now a default single-column timeline which is much less scary.

(The multicolumn original is still an option in Settings, and those who currently use multicolumn will continue to see it by default.)

#Mastodon #Fediverse

Filter our contacts publications

Hello !Friendica Support

Is there a way on #friendica to configure filters on each of your contacts, to be able to see in our "timeline" only some specific posts?
For instance, I'd like to follow one developer of a #fediverse project, but I really don't care about it's sex life. So I'd like to configure the connection to only display posts with specific hashtags.
How would you do that ?
(FYI, this feature is available in #hubzilla and it's called connfilter)
I mean, sure, #Gab spewing their community onto the #Fediverse is bad and hopefully most of the large servers will just blanket ban them - and I'm pretty sure that will happen as these communities tend to look after each other pretty well in my experience.

But as a #FOSS person, when I see some FOSS people complain that "#Mastodon got forked" I cannot help but wonder whether they even know what a FOSS #license is?
Help us put this account on the front page of the #fediverse by boosting this toot. 😜

#lgm #lgm19 #lgm2019 #LibreGraphicsMeeting
You get annoyed by having to enter your #Mastodon handle each time you want to follow/interact with someone on a "foreign" page?

I got that too, but I've made a little add-on to solve this "problem". 😃

It automatically "redirects" you to your own instance.

#Firefox #addon #Fediverse @switchingsocial
Is there any bot on the #Fediverse similar to the Link Archiver on Twitter (

"I make sure the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has a current snapshot of the links my friends tweet. Follow me and I'll follow you!" #ArchiveOrg #waybackmachine
I've seen discussions on #Fediverse about #Matrix and #IRC, but I think #XMPP got discarded offhand for some reason.

I'd like to know why so many people have gravitated towards Matrix, but not many towards XMPP. Also, why do Matrix detractors not advocate XMPP?

In particular, I'm concerned with the experience for non-technical users as well.

@sir, I'd appreciate your input, since I know you advocate IRC; is there anything specifically wrong with XMPP?

France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:


#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse
Herzlich Willkommen an @ichkannechtnix auf der #AnoxinonSocial Instanz :mastodon:

Ich wünsche dir ganz viel Spaß dabei das #Fediverse zu erkunden. :fediverse:
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