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Hello!

This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.

It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.

You can find out more at switching.social

If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!

Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.

There is one on the way!

It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.

It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.

You can follow it on here:

@mobilizon

The website is here:

joinmobilizon.org

You can follow and help development here:

framagit.org/framasoft/mobiliz

Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.

There is one on the way!

It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.

It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.

You can follow it on here:

@mobilizon

The website is here:

joinmobilizon.org

You can follow and help development here:

framagit.org/framasoft/mobiliz

Ok, apologies for the last toot, I've removed it :blobsad:

For transparency, I was posting that Pixelfed federates fully now, but apparently a lot of instances don't have the necessary code yet.

That should come in the next official update (10.1), but I've deleted the toot because it isn't out yet and I don't want to cause any confusion.

I'll repost about Pixelfed federating once 10.1 is out.

Made some UI updates to Lemmy, as well as added Russian and German: dev.lemmy.ml/ #activitypub #reddit #fediverse

BTW I could use some pointers from anyone who might have any #design suggestions.

Hey there @switchingsocial
Your website reads "The most ethical way of buying books is from your nearest bookstore" ("Local Bookshops" section)
I wonder if this assertion entails environmental considerations as well?
I'm not saying eBooks are more eco-friendly than physical books, nor vice-versa (I don't know).
Just that some pointers on both aspects would be nice. I don't have any at hand, but looking forward to reading on these topics!

Just to follow up on the recent post about ethical phone makers @Fairphone , a number of people asked if there was a more ethical OS on it too.

Fairphone comes with stock Google Android by default, but
Fairphone also make their own de-googlised version of Android called Fairphone Open:

code.fairphone.com

It doesn't come with the Fairphone by default, but because it's provided by Fairphone themselves it's relatively easy to install:

code.fairphone.com/projects/fp

You can now follow accounts from other Pixelfed instances! 🎉 🚀

#pixelfed

You can greatly customise your Mastodon Notifications section by clicking on the slider icon in the top right corner.

Try the different settings, they're useful :blobsmile:

More :
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

@switchingsocial what kind of alternative could you suggest for todoist? any comprehensive todo app that is manageable on both desktop and mobile

#funkwhale's new donation platform is now up and running 🎉

Simply visit funkwhale.audio/support-us to donate anonymously by credit card or SEPA transfer, or to become a voting member of our collective.

Many thanks to the people who contributed to and tested this 🤗

If you want to read more about the changes and motivations, please check out blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announc

(Also note that
our Open Collective page will remain available if you prefer to support us here)

Reminder that you don't need to use link shorteners like bit.ly etc on Mastodon.

All links on Mastodon count for 23 characters no matter how long or short they actually are.

More :
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

You may know @nextcloud offers a free open storage system, but did you know it also has its own app ecosystem?

There are lots of extra apps you can add to your Nextcloud:

apps.nextcloud.com/

(Includes collaborative document editing, music streaming, video calling, calendar syncing, note taking, XMPP chat and lots more)

Are you at #Wikimania ? Then join us tomorrow Sunday 2pm at Szymborska (A5137) and learn how you can set up a Wikipedia hotspot with 4 clicks and a #RaspberryPi !

Can anyone share any of their experience hosting a #peertube instance for their own videos? Curious about approximate hosting storage and bandwidth requirements primarily.

I'm considering employing PeerTube as part of an #IndieWeb #POSSE approach, posting all my videos on my own domain first then to other platforms after that.

Getting very strong hints that the Fairphone 3 will be unveiled on Tuesday 27th August 📱

You can follow Fairphone on their official Fediverse account:

@Fairphone

...and on their community account:

@WeAreFairphone

Fairphone manufacture smartphones using as ethical methods and materials as possible, all the way through the supply chain.

What do folks use for lightweight photo editing software? I need to do some simple cropping, file size reduction to make thumbnails. I've used gimp in the past... #floss #alternatives @switchingsocial

Friday feelings with 🍸 🍻

📔 @Carnet Carnet: Free open alternative to Google Keep

🏭 @olimex Olimex: Makers of open electronics

🛡️ @protonvpn ProtonVPN: Hides your metadata from your ISP

👾 @itchio Itch.io: Cool DRM-free indie games

🐉 @rpginabox RPG in a Box: Create your own voxel-style RPGs

Previous Follow Friday posts:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

Hi @switchingsocial , do you know soft like Asana but FLOSS , and no Google, Microsoft relationship? Taiga is that? Or which one? We are slowly switching social :-) thanks lot

Does somebody knows how to export my OTP from #Aegis to Gnome Authentication for example? Nothing is happening when I do the import of the .json file even in plain text. #2FA #OTP @switchingsocial

Do you wish the Fediverse had a Reddit-style link sharing and discussion system?

There are two in development, Prismo and Lemmy:

Prismo:
@prismo

Prismo source:
gitlab.com/prismosuite/prismo

Prismo demo instance:
prismo.xyz/

Lemmy:
@LemmyDev

Lemmy source:
github.com/dessalines/lemmy

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