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Hello everyone!

I use Xubuntu and try to go the way as much as possible :duckduckgo: :gimp: :firefox: :xubuntu: :fdroid: :nextcloud:

I've been using Diaspora and the Friendica for a while—now decided to give Mastodon a go!

Also trying to get my friends to join the (though that's a slow process 😕).

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I can't remember who pointed this out, but refusing to do business with #Amazon during the workers' strike actually kind of undercuts the workers' position. They timed the strike for the busiest days of the summer on purpose; they *want* Amazon to see that fulfillment is more difficult without them there. (And if you're just delaying your purchases until Weds., instead of buying from another vendor, you're making the workers' lives *harder* when the strike ends and they have to ship your stuff!)

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Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

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I've been taking notes on my computer for years now, and even I've noticed my retention is garbage. Has anybody moved from taking notes by computer to taking notes by hand again and seen a difference in how well they remember things?

"Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension – Association for Psychological Science" is looking for a new maintainer!

If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.

Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.

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Are you a web developer? What operating system do you mainly use? Please boost this pole to get more accurate results. #Linux #Arch #Debian #Windows #MacOS #webdeveloper #webdev

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Gab, fediverse, Tusky. 

Any :python: programmers out there who've tried ? What's the performance like if I have, say 5000 records?

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.@Diffu are creating a Medium-style federated blogging system.

You can see a mock-up at:

You can contribute to their crowdfunding at:

If you're interested in this concept, you might also want to check out #WriteFreely ( and #Plume (

#Medium #Alternatives

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A year ago, the only person who knew the name of the project besides @dansup was @yabirgb the @anfora developer.

Some might see us as competitors, we see it differently.

Together Anfora and Pixelfed are working to build fediverse features like Federated Filters, Live Streaming and Stories.

It's better when you work together.

#fediverse #activityPub #federation #cooperation

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Can anyone point me to some good articles or resources on using mastodon for social activism and environmental causes? There are couple NGOs I work with that I would like to get to start using it.. Also I would like recommendations on which instances would be best for these purposes. @switchingsocial

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Canada: we're a country that cares about the environment! We recycle!

Also Canada: "fuck, Malaysia and the Philippines don't want our recyclables anymore"

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Favourite if you are thankful to those hosting a#Mastodon host.


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I love my Chinwag peeps.

Tomorrow it's Chinwag's 2nd anniversary on the Fediverse, but I just want to say that it was a huge moment when the local timeline stopped just being just me. It's good to know you're out there.

Never stop posting.

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Hi everyone,
I'm a high school graduate just entering the world of social media. My friend introduced me to #Mastodon as an alternative to selling my soul to Google or Facebook.
I saw the words "anarchists" and "feminists" and immediately chose this Instance 😁
Currently running a campaign among school friends, trying to convert them to #XMPP and break the stranglehold of WhatsApp and Hangouts


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