“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
@msaunders @proposed_alternative_currency feedback on the expirence of dispora compared to mastodon. Just lay cards on table am not a big fan of dispora seeing it as a example of the #geekproblem were mastodon is #4opens right but suffers a little from subculture #fashernista resistence to going mainstream.
WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)
We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: https://pencil.writefree.ly
Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: https://writefreely.org
my other thought on funding fediverse development is even more depressing.
Gargron gets $4,834 per month from Patreon and a lot of people say that is way too much.
but the reality is, that’s barely making it, especially in an expensive place to live like Germany.
what this tells me is that the best path to funding fediverse development is to work with organizations which want to leverage the technology, which is essentially the path we are taking with Pleroma (a few features landing in Pleroma lately have been funded in some way), but that is controversial in it’s own way.
anyway, this is something to blog about eventually, once we have more concrete data about where things are going, so we can do a better comparison.
@zyx you up for helping out on a new mastodon (activertypub) meetup http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2018/10/28/this-is-a-draft-of-some-projects-i-would-like-to-run-this-winter/
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.