@chrispanag well a lot of the people on the federated timeline are using other microblogging software like Pleroma
@blueberry so it's mostly about microblogging. Makes sense, it's much easier to federate microblogging instead of other services.
@chrispanag well, it’s probably easier just in general to federate with software that aims to do the same thing. Micro blogs with micro blogs, photo posting with photo posting, etc.
@blueberry Yeap I can see that...
I observed that the other services are not so popular or so active as the microblogging ones are.
I can justify that, communities can form better around microblogging, so I think that's why Mastodon has seen such an adoption, in contrast to other federated services.
@chrispanag Peertube and Odysee are two great projects asswell. Odysee is not using activitypub. Plemora works as alternative to Mastadon. And well... there are some other federated social networks that look very promising. Lemmy.ml for example is a Reddit clone.
@Aaron_troetcafe_ no trackers + it proxies the traffic as I see. Well, it's interesting, although I'm not sure if the benefits it provides are enough for me to downgrade to its lesser UI. 😅
@chrispanag Interesting question! I'm also curious to read other people's reactions.
I'm still only following Mastodon and Pleroma (which I believe is a Mastodon-fork) accounts. I still hope to find useful content creators on PeerTube at some point, but so far I still watch everything on YouTube (or occasionally Vimeo). I haven't looked into how you could use Mobilizon for events, and for now I don't really feel the need to use Pixelfed myself. I think I will upload to PeerTube at some point.
@Erik thing is for Pixelfed or Friendica to be useful you need to pursue your friends to join and be active. Unfortunately (for now) this isn't so practical...
Most people, aren't really interested in a worldwide audience for their posts on social media...
(I need to check PeerTube when I'll have some more time, to see the kind of content that gets posted there)
@Erik Pleroma is *not* a Mastodon fork :) It's a completely different project with different tech stack! Though it can be used with Mastodon's frontend (can sort of look like Mastodon). Mobilizon project grew as a fork from Pleroma! @chrispanag If you already have friends on Mastodon, they can follow your Friendica account too. I'm connected to many people from Friendica, Hubzilla, Misskey, and have accounts on all of them (for testing). Main difference is the interface - choose what you prefer
Yes that's beautiful! I would like to have more of that in my feed, people who really take the time to take beautiful pictures!
I especially like nature, so animals, landscapes and people (like the 'before they pass away' cultural heritage photos by Jimmy Nelson)
Monetisation for photographers should also be possible!
There should also be bots posting award-winning pictures, like the world press photo's with a description, comedywildlifephoto.com etc (as attached) . =)
Yeah, I use social.tchncs.de as German law has much better privacy r
protections and isn't subject to third party doctrine in the states (which basically says the US government can look at pretty much any info stored by US companies).
@chrispanag I'm on pixelfed for photo sharing https://pixelfed.social/murph . I have a few videos on a peertube instance https://peertube.linuxrocks.online/accounts/murph/ and I'd like to get some events up on Mobilizon when I get some time (and have events to promote)
@chrispanag I'm really interested if there's something that doesn't try to copy the broadcast-oriented aspect of twitter. More focus on interconnection within a small community (eg FB groups)
More focus on interconnection within a small community (eg FB groups)
> haven't seen great value on other Fediverse offerings... Am I missing something?
> but haven't seen great value on other Fediverse offerings. Am I missing something? 😅
Yes, I would say so. Mastodon is the biggest platform in the Fediverse, but not the only one and there's a lot more to experience.
For example, Pleroma is similar to Mastodon, but has a much more modern design - from the engine up to the front end user interface.
Things like Markdown text formatting, larger maximum toot sizes which are almost non-existant in mastodon instances... (cont)
@chrispanag ... except in Glitch-Social ones, are common in Pleroma instances.
A much lighter system. Easier to install and run, requiring less hardware. With more choices, and advanced features for the users.
Yes, there's a lot to see in Fediverse.
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