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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, 2021 - 18:40

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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, 2021 purplesky

    This is a great news!

  • 29 September, 2021 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, 2021 - 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, 2021 - 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, 2021 - 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, 2021 - 20:32

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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

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    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 12 July, 2021 - 11:11

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

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    What Indian and Nigerian governments should have told their citizens rather than trying to control Twitter: Join the Fediverse!

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Sunday, 6 June, 2021 - 21:06 · 1 minute

Sometimes the answer isn't 'Going Big'. Rather than build new centralized platforms that will inevitably fail in proportion to their user base. Choose 'protocols' that can naturally scale and deliver the best for every person. Smaller tight knit communities 'on your own terms' that are user-first is the future of social media. Facebook's goal is not to 'connect the world' their true goals lie in their business model 'to sell your data to advertisers'.

The Fediverse tries to put social networking back into your hands, just like email and websites - it's based on the #ActivityPub protocol that's internationally accepted and works according to your needs and not to some advertiser's! Pick any server or host your own. You can set the rules.

The irony of it is that this drive by governments to want to try control privately owned centralised social networks, will very likely increase the move to smaller more decentralised and federated social networks, in much the same way the laws of economics drive markets around the world based on supply and demand. The options are already all there and being used by many around the world. IRC for example is over 30 years old and still going strong. It's the reason that Mastodon came out of nowhere and is so busy today too.

Watch at https://odysee.com/@polarhive:e/twitter-is-not-public-resource-join-the-fediverse:8?r=A7MvvHF3JLvcGpn8umRYnJ1oybsg3cse

#technology #socialmedia #censorship #fediverse #decentralisation

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    The European Commission has funded an open source project to create a Gateway between the ActivityPub and XMPP PubSub Protocols, and E2EE on PubSub

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Friday, 7 May, 2021 - 08:20 · 1 minute

From goffi: "it's my pleasure to announce that an ActivityPub <=> XMPP gateway doubled with Pubsub end-to-end encryption project has been selected for a grant by NLNet/NGI0 Discovery Fund (with financial support from European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme)".

The XMPP <=> ActivityPub gateway will join two major open and decentralised protocols. In practice it will be a XMPP server component (usable with any server), and implement the ActivityPub server to server protocol (or "Federation Protocol"). On XMPP side, it will be mostly a Pubsub service (with some extra, like private messages converted to XMPP message stanza).

XMPP blogging (XEP-0277: Microblogging over XMPP) will be used, and thus any client supporting it will have access to ActivityPub publications (Libervia and Movim for instance). For features present in ActivityPub and not yet in XMPP, it is planned to propose protoXEPs (i.e. proposition of XMPP extensions), to implement them. Events will also be part of the project, with a compatibility between Mobilizon and Libervia expected, and a protoXEP to have this standardised on XMPP side.

This is quite exiting, as it will extend both networks, and boost projects integrating blogging and XMPP chat.

See https://www.goffi.org/b/activitypub-gateway-and-pubsub-e2ee-QGqK

#technology #opensource #XMPP #ActivityPub #Fediverse