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:
The website is here:
You can follow and help development here:
@progo The "As long as it not Facebook, we can trust it!" syndrome
- "Free" to use and centralized
- Crappy ToS trying to force users to give "true, accurate, current and complete info" (no pseudonyms, can't chose what info you don't want to give for whatever reason)
- An empty "privacy" policy page
- Uses google maps…
Therefore it's just as shitty as facebook… So it's true this crap is just another "alternative" to facebook events. Not better, not ethical….
@switchingsocial there's no shortage of #FreeCode software and platforms that support events info. The challenge is to get enough of them interoperating to compete with the #NetworkEffect of FB. There was some discussion of federated events a few months back:
Also FYI the #GetTogether team have expressed interest in supporting #ActivityPub, which would make it compatible with @mobilizon :
@switchingsocial for events theres also gath.io
@switchingsocial About groups, I heard Misskey manages groups now.
@switchingsocial not sure how actively used it is but there's also Upcoming.org as a centralized events site, code is on GH
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.