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Political federated aggregator: a project

A few beginning points.
Much of the consensus building and of the political communication
takes place on social networks, according to rules which are
incorporated in the structure of proprietary social networks:
sponsorship, bubbles, building of identity, hate, narcissism, and
conformism.
The (albeit often only shown) activists’ protagonism on social network
has become a practice of dissemination of political messages and an
important element of contents in the form of identification, which
often feeds identity-imposing narratives and hate speech. The analysis
of social network interactions [big data] provides feedbacks to
communicators which have the access to. With the means of these
feedbacks, communicators can build a custom argumentative narrative,
which is marred by an oversimplification of the numerical analysis.

What we need.
In “Inventing the future”, a very stimulating book by Srnicek and
Williams, the concept of «ecosystem of organizations» de... show more


 

Lemmy: Federated Alternative to Reddit in Rust


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19686972
Posted by adamnemecek (karma: 49948)
Post stats: Points: 156 - Comments: 24 - 2019-04-17T22:23:27Z

#HackerNews #alternative #federated #lemmy #reddit #rust
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 112 - Loop: 226 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 75


 
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#Tox is working really fine, !

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#Tox is working really fine, !

The Tox Project

**https://tox.chat/index.html**


Tox began a few years ago, in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks regarding NSA spying activity. The idea was to create an instant messaging application that ran without requiring the use of central servers. The system would be distributed, peer-to-peer, and end-to-end encrypted, with no way to disable any of the encryption features; at the same time, the application would be easily usable by the layperson with no practical knowledge of cryptography or distributed systems. During the Summer of 2013 a small group of developers from
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https://friendica.feneas.org/display/76158462-215c-9e20-b79e-7be944568268

Feneas and SocialHub


We recently reached out to the SocialHub.network admins to talk about helping to run the #forum
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Feneas and SocialHub


We recently reached out to the SocialHub.network admins to talk about helping to run the #forum in exchange for expanding the scope to better fit our focus, ie #federated web more in general than just #ActivityPub (even though it's a big focus atm for everyone).

If you don't know what #SocialHub is; it's a #Discourse forum for ActivityPub discussion, mostly so far focusing on #Pixelfed, #Prismo, #Funkwhale and #Anfora projects. The current admins want to pass the maintenance on due to time constraints.

There has been some heated debate whether #Feneas is the right organization to host this community. If you want to contribute to the discussion, to give your thoughts pro/against, please feel free to do so: https://socialhub.network/t/feneas-handover/511

We're in the process of writing a #FOSS manifesto partially in response to the concerns noted in this discussion.

If this doesn't work out, we'll need to ponder whether we then want to run a separate Discourse instance or do we just ditch the idea of a generic federated web forum for now.

#fediverse


 

On Article13


This day makes me really sad. Not just because #Article13 passed and what effect it will have on the #internet at large. But because I'm not sure if my motivation to build #federated #social web tools will be very high if those tools will be hindered by legal stupidity out from the #EU today.

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For sure a lot of my motivation to work on for example #Socialhome is to make a platform for myself. But with the centraliz... show more


 

Are there any ethical channels for ad revenue?


(I went back and tried to bold the main questions for readers of this, I know I went a bit TL;DR on this one)

Long ago I set up one of my blogs with Google ads *cringe*. It's in a state of neglect at the moment, but still set up that way. Now I want to get more active on there again, but I do not want to do so until I solve this problem that's been bugging me. I think this has even become pathological and is causing some sort of cognitive dissonance which is making it difficult for me to post on that blog. I know, I'm a mess! Or maybe I've just been lazy. Or both... I find myself actually writing articles that would be well suited to the blog, yet I save them privately and never post them - and I am beginning to believe it is due to this problem that I've let grow over the years.

So, how does one monetize something like a blog in an ethical way? I cannot, with good conscience, continue running Google services, or the services of any company with a morally ambiguous business model, or policies that do no... show more


 

The Center for Humane Technology


I hadn't visited their site in quite some time... so long, in fact, that I had forgot it existed to be quite honest... :\

That said, I'm happy to have rediscovered The Center for Humane Technology while tidying up my bookmarks! Their site does have some great info, and while I know this isn't exactly news to many of you, it is definitely worth sharing things like this to keep these topics active, and the discussions happening often!

This sort of info really needs to circulate on the proprietary networks, as most of us who use #distributed / #federated networks are all too aware of this stuff - but if you have access to FB, Twitter and the like, then please share things like this on there!


 
I hadn't visited their site in quite some time... so long, in fact, that I had forgot it existed to be quite honest... :\

That said, I'm happy to have rediscovered The Center for Humane Technology while tidying up my bookmarks! Their site does have some great info, and while I know this isn't exactly news to many of you, it is definitely worth sharing things like this to
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Just a little 'Thank You'...


@Hypolite Petovan , you make me proud and quite happy that I chose Friendica for my #distributed / #federated social platform! My sincerest gratitude to you for what you've given to the community, and your (seemingly) endless patience to help others. What a great dev and a fine human being! You make #Friendica one of the best open-source software experiences out there.

I hope to eventually be able to contribute something real to the project as well, but for now I just wanted to say 'thank you'!

Btw, I'm sure there are a lot of other people that deserve a huge thanks for Friendica, and I'm grateful to them as well - but @Hypolite Petovan is the person I have direct experience with, and has helped me out several times since I started running my Friendica instance. I certainly don't mean to minimize anyone else, though, and I realize OSS is a team effort! So thanks to everyone involved!


 

Just a little 'Thank You'...


@Hypolite Petovan , you make me proud and quite happy that I chose Friendica for my #distributed / #federated social platform! My sincerest gratitude to you for what you've given to the community, and your (seemingly) endless patience to help others. What a great dev and a fine human being! You make #Friendica one of the best open-source software experiences out there.

I hope to eventually be able to contribute something real to the project as well, but for now I just wanted to say 'thank you'!

Btw, I'm sure there are a lot of other people that deserve a huge thanks for Friendica, and I'm grateful to them as well - but @Hypolite Petovan is the person I have direct experience with, and has helped me out several times since I started running my Friendica instance. I certainly don't mean to minimize anyone else, though, and I realize OSS is a team effort! So thanks to everyone involved!


 
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"The #Federation Fallacy"
(3 Mar 2019)

Throughout the free software community, an unbridled aura of justified mistrust fills the air: mistrust of large corporations, mistrust of governments, and of course, mistrust of proprietary software. Each mistrust is connected by a critical thread: centralisation.

link to article
https://rosenzweig.io/blog/the-federation-fallacy.html
link to comments @ LWN.net
https://lwn.net/Articles/781205/

#centralized #federated #protocol
#Computing #HostedSystems #MailServer #Gmail #WhatsApp #SiliconValley
#Mastodon (" #Fediverse ") vs #Twitter
#Privacy #Freedom


 

Good news


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Country flags are back!

Want to find a local node for your new #federated home? Order by country!

Bad news


The node list still dies when viewing the main list or any of the lists with thousands of nodes. 😢 Hopefully will be able to fix at some point soon.

Developers?


Are you a #Django and/or #Vue developer, and feel that the site is.... lacking? Then get involved! Contributions more than welcome! Check here: https://github.com/thefederationinfo/the-federation.info / https://the-federation.info


 
- #ActivityPub: The #Worse Is #Better #Approach to #Federated #Social #Networking
This is the first article in a series that will be a fairly critical review of ActivityPub from a trust & safety perspective.
https://blog.dereferenced.org/activitypub-the-worse-is-better-approach-to-federated-social-networking


 
- #ActivityPub: The #Worse Is #Better #Approach to #Federated #Social #Networking
This is the first article in a series that will be a fairly critical review of ActivityPub from a trust & safety perspective.
https://blog.dereferenced.org/activitypub-the-worse-is-better-approach-to-federated-social-networking


 
PeerTube 1.0 released.

PeerTube is a free, decentralized, federated video platform that uses peer-to-peer technology, developed by Framasoft.

To provide an alternative to centralized, now censorship infested platforms such as YouTube.

Mobile?

Sailfish OS: Sail2Play https://gitlab.com/fabrixxm/harbour-sail2play +Jolla Store

Android: P2Play https://gitlab.com/agosto182/p2play/

==> https://framablog.org/2018/10/15/peertube-1-0-the-free-libre-and-federated-video-platform/
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#PeerTube #decentralized #federated #fediverse #deleteYouTube #Framasoft #Android #SailfishOS #Linux #Sail2Play #P2Play


 
Who wants to work with me and @dajbelshaw, developing the #ActivityPub based #federated back-end for #MoodleNet?

We're looking for a #developer familiar with #Elixir (or transferable skills like #Erlang and #RubyOnRails).

The whole project will be #FOSS and you can work from home, what's not to love 😉 Please RT!

https://blog.moodle.net/2018/hiring-backend-developer/

#tech #job #programming #jobs #software #remote #federation #decentralised
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Hello federation, my name is Feneas


Hey we set up this association dedicated to #federated networks 🎉

https://feneas.org/hello-federation/

#feneas #federation #decentralization #nonprofit


 
There's a new #OpenSource #ActivityPub #federated service called read.as from the makers of write.as.

Write.as is a blogging platform, whereas read.as is a reading platform similar to #Feedly. Read.as lets you follow long posts through ActivityPub (for example on write.as or Plume) and future versions will apparently add RSS support.

It's still very early days with the first public version, but you can see the source code for read.as here:

https://github.com/writeas/Read.as/releases/tag/v0.2

and there's a test instance here:

https://readas.labs.abunchtell.com

The developer is looking for feedback both on the test instance and from anyone installing their own read.as instance.

#Fediverse #Federation #Feeds #FeedReader


 
There's a new demo of #FunkWhale now available, have a look here (you don't need to log in for the demo):

https://demo.funkwhale.audio/library

Funkwhale is a #federated (thruogh #ActivityPub) open source alternative to #Grooveshark or #Soundcloud. If you like the demo version, you can join a real instance (or install your own) at:

https://join.funkwhale.audio/

If you do want to install your own, apparently it can run on a #RaspberryPi and can be used as a home music server too.

#Music #Audio #Federation


 
@Framasoft is crowdfunding further development of #PeerTube, the ethical alternative to #YouTube:

https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform

#PeerTube is #OpenSource, #federated through #ActivityPub and uses #PeerToPeer to spread the load if videos go viral. More details at the link, including a list of instances that are already running.

#Alternatives #DeleteYouTube #DeleteGoogle


 
Is anyone doing a #federated / #OpenSource alternative to Meetup.com?

It's a very useful site for finding local events in real life, but also very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page!). Organisers only pay this because others use it, I've heard a lot of organisers grumbling about the cost, so a cheap/free open alternative would be very welcome 👍

Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because meetup isn't really a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).

Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, with each community having its own instance. You wouldn't have to persuade people to join smaller instances because they would naturally want to join their geographically local instance.


 

what is the difference between friendica and hubzilla? #2894


what is the difference between friendica and hubzilla? #2894

"Hubzilla represents what I like to think of as state of the art in decentralisation technology. It goes far beyond what we did in Friendica when it comes to decentralising core services which used to be available only on centralised silos. We decentralise everything. This builds on work I started in Friendica but it took a platform re-write to fully realise.

Some federation bits were added a couple of years ago due to popular demand, but they are in conflict with a couple of core features such as nomadic identity. Nomadic identity is really special. You can create online clones of your channel and pop up at another site if your current site is having issues (either temporarily or permanently). This works incredibly well - unless you have friends on other networks. My original account has moved a few times now. All my original friends are still there. My Friendica and Diaspora friends however are not. They need to be reconnected, and this is silly because nomadic identity was created to address that problem."... show more