Mobilizon, the upcoming open federated alternative to Facebook Events, has reached its first crowdfunding goal of €20k:
This covers development of the events software itself.
The next goal, €35k, adds federation through ActivityPub, which will let people on the Fediverse share and join events. This could be crucial to helping many more people leave Facebook 👍
You can donate at the link above, and follow them on here at:
I don't understand why open source projects always try to start their own separate thing instead of working together. It's particularly problematic for social tools because critical mass adoption is so important.
@narF that definitely plays a huge role, but we can't win on that one.
Instead, having specialized services that each have a good UX in their own area, and can interact with each other via ActivityPub, makes for a viable alternative. It's not as easy as having one account like on facebook, but that's currently the best we can do.
You can interact with lots of Fediverse services with just one account:
ActivityPub federation means services *are* integrated even if they're independent. You don't need to have a walled garden for this to work.
For example you can follow and comment on PeerTube from Mastodon, and the same goes for PixelFed, Pleroma, Write Freely etc:
If I've understood correctly, Mobilizon will try to follow this example, so e.g. people on Mastodon will be able to say they're coming to an event on Mobilizon.
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.