@thedeltaflyer @joshbdoc @flockingbird I will commit to setting up a server when this is ready. I am more of a back-end developer, and will help if I can. I would love to completely divorce MSFT. Speaking of CRM, Salesforce is pretty much owned by Google now.

@joshbdoc @krock @flockingbird wow this is pretty interesting! Thanks for the recommendation; just followed them and reading their blog now. :) left LinkedIn last year but would still like to have some kind of professional network without everything being catalogued by search engines and big corps - looks like Flockingbird might be the answer!

On the other hand: gig platforms have a great liberating potential. Freedom to work wherever, whenever on whatever you want.

And a great levelling potential. Offering people across the globe access to work on a single market. Potentially everyone, from Lagos to Bangalore to NYC can do a design gig for a marketing firm in London!

But that implies freedom to take your business elsewhere. Leave fiverr for sixxerr if one is treating you badly. To ride for Ünder if Über demands too much.

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LinkedIn is building a gig marketplace, taking on UpWork and Fiverr - aimgroup.com/2021/02/22/linked

Tying one's professional reputation, hiring chances, and therefore income, tighly inside a single platform. A dangerous idea: making a platform the sole gatekeeper of peoples' income and career chances.

"Penpot is a browser-based design and prototyping tool entirely opensource and free to use for everyone. I can’t emphasise enough how much freely available software like this helps creators in less affluent parts of the world"

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densediscovery.com/issues/126

(5/6) Pixelfed cannot be a better and ethical alternative if it ignores the gamification and FOMO dark patterns found on popular platforms.

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @flockingbird & @flockingbird (blog) - New project, aims to be Fediverse's alternative to LinkedIn

🌟 @Solus - Linux distribution aimed at home users

🌟 @thebench - Video channel about radiation, radioactivity and urban exploration

🌟 @catstar - Pictures of cats

🌟 @athenaproductions - Irreverent video blog about mythology, history and culture

🌟 @monviolon - Collection of free/libre sheet music and recordings, mainly traditional

« Flockingbird is a professional social network, where you manage your business network. Decentralised, and privacy friendly.»

fediverse.blog/~/Flockingbird/

github.com/flockingbird/roost

While we are building the software, there are some options to use the fediverse to find jobs or employees.

We can spend some time to set this up.

Would you be interested and if so, which ones?

Things we missed?

A few notes after reading @lukas posting on personal CRM: Personal CRM as a Not-LinkedIn, the CRM notes I keep are centered on remembering context.

zylstra.org/blog/2021/02/perso

#contactmanagement #crm #linkedin

Talk: Products vs Protocols (FOSDEM 2021)

Recorded talk at FOSDEM 2021 (online edition) about the differences between building a protocol and building a product, the trade-offs, and introducing a new product-led approach for XMPP.

peertube.thepacket.exchange/vi

#xmpp #snikket #fossdem #peertube #foss

@flockingbird I just remembered jsonresume.org/ is a thing - is that something you'd see yourself supporting?

I like the term "Fediverse", because it's a portmanteau of "federation", "universe" and "diverse", and I think that describes it quite accurately ☺️

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#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Followers

Is there a general #ActivityPub implementation that can serve as catch-all backend which can then be used by different looking frontends (twitter-like, instagram-like, etc)?

Do you want to restrict the audience for some of your toots?

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