List of #ActivityPub projects in development (October update) Show more
Facebook -> Friendica (https://friendi.ca)
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> @read_as
500px -> @peerpx
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 https://switching.social
If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!
Ok, it's time shape Funkwhale's future, in terms of moderation and anti-abuse tools!
We can and will reuse tools from existing projects, but there are also things we'll have to work out ourselves.
If you want to be a part of that, the whole discussion will take place here: https://code.eliotberriot.com/funkwhale/funkwhale/issues/580
(you can answer this post as well but please read the issue before!)
Take the time you need to read / contribute. the issue will remain for at least a few weeks before any implementation happens.
PeerTube v1.0 officially released today Show more
The development focus now is v1.1 with better moderation tools ( https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/issues/1253 ).
PeerTube's official site is here:
Excellent unofficial PT beginner's guide by @deadsuperhero here:
There's a PT mobile app in development at:
You can follow PT accounts on Mastodon, e.g. @documentaries
Just put a PT account URL in the search box on Mastodon.
You've got some spare time today? Why wouldn't you help getting #Funkwhale completed translated in the following languages? 😎
I've opened a little test instance with a small group of users. After some time where the major bugs are fixed I'll open registrations. Stay tuned
If you're interested in self-hosting online services for yourself, your family or your community, there are a number of projects on the Fediverse trying to make it easier:
You don't need an expensive server, cheap machines such as old desktops/laptops and single-board computers (such as the #RaspberryPi) will work too.
Mastodon's 2 Year Anniversary: A retrospective
Bing search algorithm suggests racism, antisemitism, child abuse Show more
Microsoft's Bing search engine has been giving really horrifying suggestions for searches, and seems to be a textbook case of the dangers of algorithms:
(via @doctorow )
We've just published a (long-overdue) update on the status of Liberapay: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-status-update-a76403f4e0
LB: just wanted to make sure folks were aware of my status on morii development. I'm also a college student with a day job, so I have very limited time at the moment. I still plan on working on morii, it'll just be slower and a little delayed. Thanks for your patience!
@switchingsocial I really love the idea of creating more software that is self hosted, and then offering a paid hosting option by the creators. It's a great way to fund open source projects as well as keep it accessible to those w/out the tech skills to host their own, which will no doubt improve adoption rates which is good for all open source in the long run!
The free libre open source analytics software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is now on the fediverse:
They also have a website:
The software costs nothing if you self-host, and they also offer a paid hosted option for people who prefer it.
Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it. No one else has access to it, so there's no way for it to be aggregated across many sites.
#PeerTube v1.0.0 is... Out! Announcement scheduled for October 15th!
Good job everyone! 👏
My two (enormous) stories about how companies turn you and your data into cash, and how to stop them, are both out today! You can read them for free!
Filling in the alt text on your posts' images is a great way to help blind people using screen readers, as they have no other way of knowing what is in the image.
There's now a bot service that sends you a DM if you have forgotten to add an alt text:
Follow the bot to start the service, unfollow to stop.
A guide to ethical privacy-conscious apps and sites. It's aimed at non-technical people who want easy-to-use alternatives:
mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 mastodon.at ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.