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@switchingsocial do you know of any decentralized live streaming services akin to Twitch and Periscope?

Request from a reader:

Are there any free open alternatives to product discovery site Product Hunt?

We're now on the fediverse to publish announcements and engage with this community!

This account is operated by @staltz, feel free to send questions and comments. :)

p.s. If you want to add Pterotype to a WordPress blog yourself, the plugin's official site is and the developer is @jdormit

If you want interesting news articles about the Fediverse, you ought to follow the WeDistribute blog:


It's written by alternative social media veteran @sean

WeDistribute runs on a combination of Wordpress and the Pterotype plugin (which adds Fediverse compatibility to Wordpress sites).

Welcome to the new We Distribute!

The project officially moves into a new phase, broadcast on the fediverse itself.

Mastodon users,

If you want to protect your followers' privacy, you can make your follower lists private:

1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Preferences
3. Tick the "Hide your network" box
4. Select "Save Changes"

You will still see your list of followers, but others won't.

(This also hides the list of who you follow.)

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Oh good. Facebook gives advertisers your two factor authentication phone number.

<< They found that when a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or in order to receive alerts about new log-ins to a userโ€™s account, that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks. >>

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@switchingsocial Do you know any service for managing your money? A mobile app would be a plus :D

Updated the #WriteFreely Instances page to explain more of what's going on, and to not prioritize over everyone else's instance anymore.

At this point, it gets enough exposure elsewhere on the site. The goal for this page is to help all these other great communities grow.

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Did you know there's a proposed logo for the ?

(Unfortunately I can't find the creator's details, if anyone knows please reply!)

Some things that I have noticed since I quit #Facebook:

- My family still loves me and still talks to me
- Old friends from high-school still talk to me
- Old friends from college still talk to me
- I still meet new people
- I still make new friends
- I still shop at local businesses
- I'm still aware of events in my community

Huh, it's almost like I never needed Facebook in the first place.

Oooook... :blobblush:

Sorry about this, in response to a number of concerned posts, I've just deleted the post about /e/

I tried to do due diligence on /e/ before posting, but apparently there's a lot more controversy about them than I thought.

I'm trying to ditch Google's PlayStore. So far I've been using Smart AudioBook Player to listen to listen to audio books - and was very happy with it.

When I search F-Droid, the only audio book player seems to be Voice? Unfortunately I wasn't able to convince it to play back in a folder continously...
Any suggestions for a good free AudioBook app?

Looking forward for any input, so feel free to share this :mastoinnocent:
#switchingsocial #alternativesatoz #audiobook

Facebook is trying to offer a really terrible Patreon-style service (which will take 30% of all income ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ and permanent intellectual property rights to anything uploaded even if you leave the service ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ).

A number of people asked about free open alternatives. You might want to look at:


Open Collective

Any other suggestions?

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Mastodon is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.