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We hate spam as much as you do, that's why GetTogether only sends you relevant messages. To date we average fewer than 1.5 messages per person, over the past 6 months!

Join us on for a spam-free, cost-free, free-as-in-speech way to host and promote your events.

I just became a monthly patron of @fosstodon

If you like Mastodon and want to see it succeed and replace Twitter, you need to support your instance too.

By helping pay for the hosting and maintenance of your instance you will not only make sure it can keep running, but you also give the admins a reason to ensure that it's run and moderated to your liking.

If you're an instance admin, let people know how to support you.

@kev @switchingsocial

We've added a new Do Not Track feature for our privacy concerned users! This will prevent from using Google Analytics, as well as social media sharing code, from every page you visit on the site.

While this reduces functionality of the site, and it means we lose visibility on how those people are using it, privacy is an important feature for a lot of our community and we want to support their choice.

There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

@kyzh yes and yes!

@cloutstream is working on LinkedIn type features and @GetTogetherComm on meetup/event type features. There is also @calendar_social thats working on here too which I would assume would have some overlap.

And if any #SocialCoop members want to use that group to organise meet-ups in your area, DM me your email address and I'll add you.

The open source real life meetup platform @GetTogetherComm has quite a few groups already:

If you want to just see groups near you, go to the instance's front page at:

You can also set up your own group. (Unlike there are no charges on #GetTogether.)

At the moment groups are mainly about computing, but there's no restriction on the topics a group can cover.

#MeetUps #Meetings #Gatherings #GetTogethers #DeleteMeetup #IRL #RealLife

In case you missed it:

#GetTogether, the open source federated alternative to, now has its own Mastodon account:


#Alternatives #ActivityPub #MeetUp #FOSS #OpenSource

I created a #GetTogether group for #SocialCoop meet-ups:

And here's a proposed #meetup for members (or any other interested folks) who'll be in #London for #Open2018:

Please let me know if that works, or any counter-proposals @ntnsndr @matslats @richdecibels @Wtebbens @oli @Stacco @neil (please tag anyone I may have missed!)

Okay Fedeverse, which design do you prefer:

White boxes on dark, or dark boxes on white?

Hey everyone, now has it's own Mastodon account! Follow me for news, release announcements, and other updates on the free, open source, federated event planning site.


Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.