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    The Fediverse is a collection of independently run federated servers used for web publishing and social networking, connected by open standards

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Yesterday - 14:42

The Fediverse is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other. On different servers (instances), users can create so-called identities. These identities are able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols which follow an open standard.

As an identity on the fediverse, users are able to post text and other media, or to follow posts by other identities. In some cases, users can even show or share data (video, audio, text, and other files) publicly or to a selected group of identities and allow other identities to edit other users' data (such as a calendar or an address book).

These communication protocols, which implement open standards, are used in the fediverse: ActivityPub, Diaspora Network, OStatus, and Zot. The diagram on the linked page shows really well how these services connect through the different protocols which they support.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse

#technology #openstandards #opensource #Fediverse #socialnetworks

  • Fediverse

    The Fediverse (a portmanteau of "federation" and "universe") is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other. On different servers (instances), users can create so-called identities. These identities are able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols which follow an open standard. As an identity on the fediverse, users are able to post text and other media, or to follow posts by other identities. In some cases, users can even show or share data (video, audio, text, and other files) publicly or to a selected group of identities and allow other identities to edit other users' data (such as a calendar or an address book). History In 2008, the social network identi.ca was founded by Evan Prodromou. He published the software GNU social under a free license (GNU Affero General Public License, AGPL). It defined the OStatus protocol. Besides the...

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    The Fediverse - It's about Protocols, not Platforms (Just pick any Social Network and Connect)

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Monday, 11 October - 20:00

An interesting blog post below about someone being "forced off" Facebook (a centralised monolithic platform) and discovering the Fediverse of different social networks, all connected together by the ActivityPub protocol. Nothing even stops you self-hosting your own social network node and managing that yourself for family or friends.

Not only do the decentralised nodes of one social network all interconnect, but so do completely different social network platforms. So Mastodon connects with PixelFed, which connects with Bookwyrm, Friendica, Hubzilla, PeerTube, and more, and so it goes on.

See https://fediverse.blog/~/ExploringTheFediverse/Protocols,%20not%20Platforms!/

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    Drupal CMS now has an ActivityPub Protocol module for its websites - It's like a 'Facebook Follow' for the Fediverse

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Sunday, 26 September - 18:40

This module Implements the ActivityPub protocol for your site. Readers will be able to follow content on Mastodon and other federated platforms that support ActivityPub. Responses are possible too (Reply, Like, Announce) with more to come.

It is a bit like a Facebook Follow, but for the Fediverse of different social networks.

The module has been tested with the following federated platforms:

  • Mastodon
  • Pixelfed
  • Pleroma
  • Write.as

See https://www.drupal.org/project/activitypub/

#technology #opensource #drupal #fediverse #activitypub

  • ActivityPub

    Implements the ActivityPub protocol for your site. Readers will be able to follow content on Mastodon and other federated platforms that support ActivityPub. Responses are possible too (Reply, Like, Announce) with more to come. The module has been tested with the following federated platforms: Mastodon Pixelfed Pleroma Write.as Open an issue if you have successfully interacted with other platforms! Integrates with the Personal reader project. Check the README for all features, installation and configuration. Development of the lite version happens in the 1.0.x branch here on drupal.org.

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  • 28 September purplesky

    This is a great news!

  • 29 September Danie van der Merwe

    Yes, great that Fediverse interconnectivity is starting to spread wider... hopefully it envelops and suffocates Facebook one day!

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    Jabber and Football

    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 6 September - 08:03 edit

Jabber and Football

This time, we will enjoy socialising and talking about this and that and XMPP and Jabber and Football. We meet outside of xHain using their chairs on the pavement. You may bring your own drinks and snacks,

If you are not interested into football at all, you can still join us. You will not be the only normal person.

When? Wednesday, 2021-09-08 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Pavement in front of xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join)!

#jabber #xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #fediverse #football

COVID-19: If someone needs to enter xHain, they should be vaccinated, tested, or recovered. Tests can be performed anonymously on the spot, if needed. They needs to wear a cloth mask, too.

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    Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook and WhatsApp - Great idea, but re-purpose existing decentralised alternatives like Mastodon, Matrix, Friendica, etc

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Monday, 23 August - 19:25

The point is so many open source alternatives already exist to Facebook and WhatsApp, all of which can be locally hosted and can federate where required. Local rules can also be set and managed for these networks, and they can be easily branded to suite Ethiopia. Open source means you can see how they work, and even change that if necessary.

Federation means you can host and manage your own instance, and decide whether to open and federate it across other social networks and instances. You have full control over it, and it should not be necessary to create yet another social network from the ground up.

See https://techcentral.co.za/ethiopia-to-build-local-rival-to-facebook-and-whatsapp/110488/

#technology #ethiopia #socialnetworks #fediverse

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    August meeting

    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 9 August - 07:29 edit

August meeting

Last minute change: We meet at 19:00 hrs CEST online, see our MUC for the Jitsi meeting! Sorry!

This time, we will enjoy socialising and talking about this and that and XMPP. We meet outside of xHain using their chairs on the pavement. You may bring your own drinks and snacks,

We probably will talk about the new Profanity release 0.11.0, too!

If someone needs to enter xHain, they needs either a negative Corona test result or vaccination certificate. Tests can be performed anonymously, if needed. They needs to wear a cloth mask, too.

When? Wednesday, 2021-08-11 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Pavement in front of xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join)!

#jabber #xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #fediverse #profanity

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    BookWyrm is a federated social network for tracking your reading, talking about books, writing reviews, and discovering what to read next

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Wednesday, 4 August - 20:32

Federation allows BookWyrm users to join small, trusted communities that can connect with one another, and with other ActivityPub services like Mastodon and Pleroma.

It now has a few instances that you can join and get going with. It is an open source application that you can self-host and federate across the Fediverse as well as other Bookwrym instances. So you can even host something like this for your own book club and then view a local feed as well as a federated feed.

See https://joinbookwyrm.com/

#technology #reading #bookwrm #fediverse #opensource

We'll Meet Again, in real life!

This time, we will enjoy socialising and talking about this and that and XMPP. We meet outside of xHain using their chairs on the pavement. You may bring your own drinks and snacks,

If someone needs to enter xHain, they needs either a negative Corona test result or vaccination certificate. Tests can be performed anonymously, if needed. They needs to wear a cloth mask, too.

When? Wednesday, 2021-07-14 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Pavement in front of xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join)!

#xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #fediverse