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I've updated the Switching Social Handbook so it has more practical advice:
If you've already bought it, you can get the latest version free by logging in and downloading it again.
It's a DRM-free ePub file, it should work on most eReader devices and apps.
(If it offers you multiple ways to log in, use the bookshop's own Kobo or Rakuten Kobo option. There's no need to use any other log-in service.)
#Prismo is currently under construction, and will be a free open federated alternative to Reddit.
You can follow the project here:
There's a demo instance at:
If you're a developer, you can contribute to the code here:
If you want to support the project financially, you can donate here:
Minetest 5.0 release candidate 1 (5.0.0-rc1) is now available!
This is a pre-release version which has some remaining issues. Please help us by trying it out, and reporting any issues.
#Plume is a free open federated blogging platform for the Fediverse.
You can find out more at:
You can sign up at:
...and many other instances listed at https://joinplu.me
It's powered by ActivityPub, so you can follow Plume blogs from Mastodon, Friendica, Pleroma and other ActivityPub-powered social networks.
You can simply follow and interact with Peertube instances with your Mastodon accounts, but you can also connect your Peertube accounts.
You will be able to upload your videos with the app and contribute to make this social network grow.
If you want to know more about Peertube: https://joinpeertube.org/en/
And see how to use it with Mastalab:
A new version of Mast is now available and it’s better than ever! Scheduling got way better and there’s much more. 🥳🎉
So playing around on @switchingsocial yesterday, I discovered disroot.org. I'm playing with it now. It has docs, storage, email, calendar, chat, etc...pretty interesting concept.
Apologies to people in the US who clicked on the Switching Social book and saw a rather walmart- centric login page.
I didn't know about this
1) Kobo login in the rest of the world is totally different (see attachment). I'm outside the US, this is the login I saw.
2) Even in the US, one of the login options should be Rakuten Kobo which is the bookshop itself, you don't need to use Walmart or Google or Facebook
3) I wanted to use a more "indie" site but they all needed paypal :(
Any digital comic creators want to work together on Free Comic Book Day?
I can provide free space on Libreture to promote, maybe work out a discount for comic fans, give you a space to host downloads of your comics, and anything else you think would work.
No costs or anything. I want to help and support comic creators.
#PixelFed is a free open federated alternative to Instagram.
It's part of the Fediverse, so you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon, Pleroma etc.
You can sign up at many different instances, for example:
(You can find more instances at https://the-federation.info/pixelfed )
You can follow PixelFed's official account at:
If you enjoy using switching.social and would like to support the site, please consider buying "The Switching Social Handbook":
It's short, but it's designed mainly to complement the website rather than duplicate it. It discusses the challenges to privacy and looks at the alternatives on offer.
It's a DRM-free ePub file, which should work on most major eBook readers.
(Let me know about any problems or feedback!)
There's no end in sight to Facebook's atrocities.
Facebook paid kids to install its VPN which granted "near limitless access" to their phone activity. https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas
#PeerTube is a free open alternative to YouTube:
It's federated through ActivityPub, so you can follow PeerTube channels on Fediverse sites like Mastodon etc.
It uses peer-to-peer technology so even viral videos won't bring an instance down. The more people watch, the more bandwidth they contribute.
There are several apps:
Easy-to-use privacy-conscious apps and sites for non-technical people:
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.