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It's just a few hours until the book is delisted.

If you want to buy a copy of the Switching Social Handbook, this is your final chance:

kobo.com/ebook/the-switching-s

Fediverse users who are blind or partially sighted rely on screen readers to read posts aloud.

It's important to add alt texts on images you post, so screen reader users know what is in them.

You can do this on Mastodon by clicking on "Describe for the visually impaired" after attaching an image.

But what if you forget?

Well, there's a useful bot which will send you an instant message if you forget to add alt text:

@alt_text

To use it, just follow it!

Reminder: I'm delisting the Switching Social Handbook this Sunday night.

If you want to buy a copy, this is your last chance:

kobo.com/ebook/the-switching-s

The book is a companion to the site, looking at online privacy in a bit more detail while still aimed at a non-technical audience.

It's a DRM-free ePub file, so you can use it on your favourite compatible app or device, as well as make unlimited backups etc.

If you have any questions, comments or problems, let me know and I will try to help.

Hello Fedi!

The first iteration of the #retribute app is now officially ready ๐ŸŽ‰

app.retribute.me/

It's a web application that connect to your Mastodon account(s) and suggest you creators to tip based on your activity.

If you enjoy the concept or have some feedback, please let me know!

You can also find more about the app and how it works on the about page: app.retribute.me/about

#BoostsAppreciated

Attention lovers of books ๐Ÿ“š developers of software ๐Ÿ’ป and enthusiasts of #opendata! ๐Ÿ”“

You are invited to the first Inventaire & OpenData Week from the 18th to the 25th of July at Kanthaus (Germany) ๐ŸŽ‰

Inventaire.io is the Free book platform made by and for book lovers. It uses and contributes to #Wikidata, building our data commons ๐ŸŒ

No charge. You don't need to be a dev, just enthusiastic. See you there?

More info & sign-up: wiki.inventaire.io/wiki/Invent

Inventaire on fediverse: @inventaire

It's again! ๐ŸŒฎ

Time for some and more:

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ @mastonaut Mastonaut: Mastodon desktop app for the Mac

๐Ÿ’ถ @Liberapay LiberaPay: Free open alternative to Patreon

๐Ÿ“ˆ @Matomo Matomo: Free open alternative to Google Analytics

๐Ÿง @tuxedocomputers Tuxedo Computers: Custom-built Linux desktops and laptops

๐Ÿš€ @MicroSFF Micro SF/F: Toot-sized science fiction & fantasy stories

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Heyyyy, Fedi! :blobaww:

How are you? What are your hopes and dreams?

Do you need help making a project of yours more visible? What is it about?

Do you... Have a link for me? :ameowbongo:

When you're reading a thread full of content warnings in Mastodon, do you get annoyed at having to open each warning one by one?

There's a really easy way to open all the warnings in a thread at once:

1. Go to the thread
2. Click on the eye-shaped icon in the top right corner to toggle all warnings open or closed

That's it!

If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.

Some good instances to sign up at:

social.isurf.ca/
nerdica.net/
libranet.de/

You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.

It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.

The developers are very active with regular new releases.

@switchingsocial / anybody else: know of a good alternative to Pocket? I want to save links to read later, maybe organize them, and sync those between devices.

Bookmarks are clunky, and syncing them requires online services usually.

Ideally this would work with an add-on, so adding things to the collection would be easy.

Fedilab has a new account, follow them here:

@fedilab

The app is free and open, and available from Google Play (paid) and @fdroidorg (free of charge).

It works with many Fediverse services including Mastodon, PeerTube, Friendica, Pleroma and GNU Social.

It also has a website at:

fedilab.app/

A couple of new free open Mastodon desktop apps (for Win/Mac/Linux) are in development.

You can follow them here:

Sengi - @sengi_app

Telephant - @telephant

For those who want to help Carnet, remember that you can still vote for us on AlternativeTo

alternativeto.net/software/car

Fedilab has a new account, follow them here:

@fedilab

The app is free and open, and available from Google Play (paid) and @fdroidorg (free of charge).

It works with many Fediverse services including Mastodon, PeerTube, Friendica, Pleroma and GNU Social.

It also has a website at:

fedilab.app/

The free open events tool has just passed the second goal in its crowdfunding of โ‚ฌ35k.

This means it will be federated through ActivityPub, and give the Fediverse a good easy-to-use alternative to Facebook Events.

If it reaches the next goal, โ‚ฌ50k, it will add many extra features including groups, which would be great ๐Ÿ‘

You can donate at:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

You can follow them on here at:

@mobilizon

The project leader is @Framasoft

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