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

@miro

Well... I said that local bookstores are the most ethical way of buying new physical books :blobsmile:

I don't have a stance on whether books or ebooks are better.

I'm assuming you're in the US? There's an indie bookshop locator site here:

indiebound.org

If there's nowhere you can go to nearby, you could try ordering from e.g. betterworldbooks.com/ ?

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.

@admin @pixelfed

I think there's some additional updates beyond that which aren't visible in the version number?

@Stem

Heheh :blobsmile:

This has been asked before, as far as I know there isn't one yet, though someone was working on this?

github.com/lafnlab/Amore

@masterofthetiger @digitalcourage @IntegralDuChemin @grammost @Fairphone

Fairphone are distributing the software, that's what the code.fairphone.com site is for.

I'm just guessing that it would cause more harm than good if they tried to sell this preinstalled, as non-tech people would be swamping their support channels asking why apps X, Y and Z don't work.

But again, I don't work there so I can't say for sure what the reasons are.

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.

@Corina @nicooo

Interesting.

Does she say anything about buying used physical books?

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!

@antipodescafe @Fairphone

Ok, that's interesting. We'll have to see how things are on Fairphone 3.

@antipodescafe @Fairphone

Are you sure which OS you have?

Fairphone OS and Fairphone Open are two different OSes. (The names are slightly confusing! :blobsmile: )

Fairphone OS is basically Google Android and comes with the phone by default.

Fairphone Open is degooglised and has to be installed.

@nicooo

Good question!

I'm not an expert on energy consumption so I don't know if ebooks are better than physical ones.

On the one hand ebooks don't physically need to be made or moved about, but on the other they require compex undegradable hardware to be manufactured.

I think the idea of the page is mainly just, "if you're buying a book here's where to get it, if you're buying an ebook here's where to get it". I don't really have the expertise to say which type is better :blobsad:

@The_Observer6955 @Fairphone

Yup, good points.

I'm guessing this is why it doesn't come on the phone by default.

It would be a massive support headache for a small indie manufacturer if people buy a phone that can't do many common apps (which is unfortunately often the case with degooglised Android).

Making a degooglised version optional but easy to install seems like the least worst compromise.

@GoatsLive

About pricing, bear in mind Fairphones cost a bit more than rivals' devices because Fairphone are trying to pay people a fair wage all down the supply chain, from factories to raw materials.

As far as I know, no other phone manufacturer does this.

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