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Today, 6 years ago 12 people founded Nextcloud to create a complete Free and Open Source alternative to centralized proprietary cloud services and open core competitors.

Together we achieved a lot more than what we dreamed of. Thank you to everyone who is contributing! 💙

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@fraukru Das #FediVerse ist die gesamtheit der offen miteinander vernetzten dienste wie #Mastodon, #Friendica, #Pixelfed, #Diaspora, #Funkwhale und einigen mehr.

Dabei gibt es verschiedene gemeinsame protokolle die mache sprechen und manche leider nicht.

Hier gibts eine andere graphische übersicht:

Via blogs.fsfe.org/tobiasd/2019/08… // @bavatar@identi.ca
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Since so many people said this should be multiple choice.
What fediverse software(s) do you use, please boost for scale.

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This week's Matrix Live is broadcasted from @element_hq@twitter.com offices, with five cool demos. Want to see video rooms, anonymous screenshots, better read receipts, @thirdroomio@twitter.com, and customisable layouts for Element mobile? There you go!


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Is there an RFC or a PhD dissertation (or anything really) that describes good streaming protocol design?

Kind of like Roy Fielding's dissertation on the design of network-based software.

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Call me crazy, but maybe free speech isn't about choosing the "right" billionaire or government to protect it.

Maybe if we want free speech, we should make it impossible for billionaires and governments to shut it down.

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Won’t happen over night, of course. But we are moving in that direction. 41% of electricity in Germany now is renewables [1]. Around 20% of the new buildings in my part of Munich now use geothermal solutions for heating (and cooling in the summer).

[1] umweltbundesamt.de/themen/klim

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Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed (pixelfed.org) is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube (joinpeertube.org) is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm (joinbookwyrm.com) is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...


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Could We Run Out Of Sand? We Might Be Headed For A Crisis, UN Report Warns

“Our #sand resources are not infinite, and we need to use them wisely,” said Pascal Peduzzi, Director of #GRID-Geneva at the #UN Environment Programme (#UNEP) and report programme coordinator. “To achieve sustainable development, we need to drastically change the way we produce, build and #consume products, #infrastructures and service.”


#Resources #Environment

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What operating system(s) do you mostly use on desktop, if any? :blobcatscience:

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#Introduction Hi everyone, I'm Philip, 31, and I recently submitted my PhD thesis on moral epistemology and virtue ethics. Currently I'm looking for PostDoc opportunities.

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On fediverse, remember that your admin has access to their instance database, and can read whatever you post, and whatever posts you can read, no matter what the access level is (and this includes DMs, of course). This is not significantly different to monolithic social media, except that the admin potentially has a smaller pool of people they can spy on, if they're so inclined. You should always share particularly sensitive information via end-to-end encrypted chat, no matter what platform you're using, fediverse or not.
#feditips #fedifacts

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because I have so many new users coming #mastodonTips #mastodon


1) in addition to a bio, consider also making an #introduction / #introduction post also check this tag to find people who are also new and their interests

2) communitywiki.org/trunk is a wonderful place to find people who are active. it is human moderated. if you decide to stick around and have the bandwidth to do so, consider joining a list to welcome others as well.


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#introduction I'm Josh Habgood-Coote, I'm a philosopher employed at the University of Leeds.

I think about things roughly at the intersection of epistemology, phil lang, and phil mind. I've written about knowing-how, collective inquiry, and I'm getting into philosophy of technology.

I spend too much time running, and I try to do some writing which people who aren't philosophers might enjoy reading.

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Small companies like masto.host and spacebear.ee offer you really affordable hosting of Mastodon, Pixelfed, Peertube instances. Be your own Elon Musk and as added bonus own your data in better ways :)

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Polish university student Wojciech Kosior shares his story of how he managed to graduate without being forced to use Zoom, Skype, or other nonfree programs: u.fsf.org/3bv

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Is there a Veterinarian for a quick question among my followers?

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If anyone wants to read my research paper on antisemitism and sexism within the tropes of the vampire and witch, hit me up. I could use feedback.

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