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Host your own community if Reddit's API rules go into effect
9 projects | /r/selfhosted | 4 Jun 2023
Jerboa is for lemmy, here’s some apps for mastodon
Make Twitter Great Again
2 projects | /r/Twitter | 15 Apr 2023
FWIW you might be able to enjoy the Fediverse via a Friendica server (which also interacts with Twitter) if your desktop twitter client isn't hardwired, though likelier to find desktop client/s that suits down amongst joinmastodon.org/apps or just using web-interface. Best wishes anyway
Why Mac speakers sound so good
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Feb 2023
> Doesn't have an app
It does have an app. See https://joinmastodon.org/apps for not only the official app, but also literally dozens of third-party apps.
Some popular accounts likely to disappear from Twitter as Elon Musk ends free access to API
2 projects | /r/technology | 3 Feb 2023
There's a whole list of them here: https://joinmastodon.org/apps
3 projects | /r/Mastodon | 2 Feb 2023
Mercredi Tech - 2023-01-04
3 projects | /r/france | 4 Jan 2023
AMA with Eugen Rochko, Founder and lead developer of Mastodon, a decentralized, open-source social media platform based on open web protocols. Ask your questions here!
17 projects | /r/Mastodon | 20 Dec 2022
In the meantime, you could try a third party app such as Fedilab or Tusky.
Didn't get the email, now I'm stuck here
8 projects | /r/Mastodon | 18 Dec 2022
You're right, the official app is not very mature. There are four other Android apps listed at https://joinmastodon.org/apps. You may like one of those better.
Mastodon links in name or bio now banned from Twitter for being “malware”
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Dec 2022
Mastodon for Android app is officially released
3 projects | /r/Mastodon | 18 Apr 2022
Official Lemmy instance to migrate off reddit
5 projects | /r/rust | 5 Jun 2023
Honestly if a server allows free login, then it shouldn't matter how the donations are spent, the admins are probably at a loss anyway. I've seen large phpBB forums run on donations for a long time, so maybe federated socials can work too. One unfortunate thing I've noticed from running a single-user GoToSocial instance is that it consumes a lot of storage, I'm getting 8Gb just from myself and the instances I follow. This could be brought down with more agressive cache settings, but it still shows that people using these new social media still have habits from Twitter or Reddit, where bandwidth and storage is paid for by advertisers, and don't realize how many gigabytes they're casually moving around. I really hope this won't be the downfall of the Fediverse.
ActivityPub domains and interactions across different instances on the fediverse
4 projects | /r/fediverse | 31 May 2023
I'll be starting my own instance of the fediverse, something for myself and family only. I'll start with gotosocial, and add a reddit like alternative too, but haven't decided between kbin or lemmy yet. Maybe I'll add pixelfed down the line.
A server to start in the fediverse.
2 projects | /r/fediverse | 30 Apr 2023
gotosocial is easy to install and easy to use, but you need 3rd party apps on your phone or computers to use it properly. Another option is snac2, you need to compile it manually but it is easy to use once compiled. Its web interface is kinda outdated, but it is usable as it is. Both are very light on resources, and can be installed on $4 vps.
I Wrote an Activitypub Server in OCaml: Lessons Learnt, Weekends Lost
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Apr 2023
We need a textodon (text-only Fediverse hub)
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Feb 2023
GotoSocial would be another option (also in Go with SQLite backend.) Although you'll need a front-end because it doesn't ship with one.
Can I use Mastodon as the backend for the social features in my app?
3 projects | /r/Mastodon | 26 Jan 2023
How much I’ve spent so far running my own Mastodon server on AWS
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Dec 2022
The main one is how they handle keys which broke federation with Pleroma for a while. There's also some weirdness with their HTTP signing which breaks Honk follow requests but I'm still tracking that down.
Nostr is a stupid simple P2P protocol that works, built by builders
13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Nov 2022
I wouldn't say that. In practice, everyone tests Mastodon first since it is the most popular implementation.
Here are the ones gotosocial have issues with: https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial/projects/...
Tumblr to Add Support for ActivityPub
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Nov 2022
Go-Fed: ActivityPub in Go
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Nov 2022
https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial is another ActivityPub implementation in Go. This one implements a full server and aims to provide Mastodon-compatible client APIs. Lots of cool work going on in this space.
What are some alternatives?
Mastodon - Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community
Misskey - 🌎 An interplanetary microblogging platform 🚀
GuideToMastodon - An increasingly less-brief guide to Mastodon
hometown - A supported fork of Mastodon that provides local posting and a wider range of content types.
instances - Mastodon instances list
PixelFed - Photo Sharing. For Everyone.
go-littr - Link aggregator inspired by (old)reddit using ActivityPub federation.
mobilizon - Gather, organize and mobilize yourselves with a convivial, ethical, and emancipating tool.
Socialhome - A federated social home
mastodon-android - Official Android app for Mastodon
Tusky - An Android client for the microblogging server Mastodon
Gitea - Git with a cup of tea! Painless self-hosted all-in-one software development service, includes Git hosting, code review, team collaboration, package registry and CI/CD