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Random thought. How about a federated Linkedin alternative? In the context of the professional contacts network.
A billion-dollar question: who is going to own instances?

Blog post:

The Flockingbird Privacy Model

Balancing "clear" with "powerfull" to give you a powerfull and privacy-friendly professional social networking.

@flockingbird @silmathoron @mark Thank for the explanation. Any roadmap for your project that you might be sharing publicly?

@treppo I think the Fediverse is already a professional network to some degree. But more in the way Twitter is a professional network to some than LinkedIn.

I’ve never heard anyone working on an #ActivityPub LinkedIn equivalent. I wonder what that would look like.

I don’t have a #LinkedIn account. And it’s been harder and harder to keep it that way. From a professional network perspective, it’s a huge #paywall. Without having that access, a lot of the contact information and reference people are sending me is just beyond my reach. And I don’t know what is the right approach at this point. Thoughts?

Have you tried inviting someone to join you on Mastodon?

✅ You can invite people to join your Mastodon instance by clicking on "Invite People" in the bottom left corner of the desktop interface. This lets you generate customised invitations to suit your purposes. Share the generated links with those you want to invite.

Many instances which are officially closed to new members still allow sign-ups through invitations from existing members.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Invites #Invitations

I'm asking because in Flockingbird we call this a "Handle". But that is ambigous (we also have a lot of stuff that handles other stuff: to handle) and probably not what users would call it.

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Fediverse Devs: What do you call the "" thing? And why?

Hurray #fediverse 🎉🎉 🤗

Big opportunities are coming to us.. hopefully!

The EU is working on 2 pieces of legislation: The Digital Services & Digital Markets Acts

DMA is about “keep[ing] our markets fair and open to competition, it’s vital that we have the right toolkit in place.”

This entails enforcing #bigtech platforms to adopt #interoperability standards.

Oh yeah, we at fedi have those already: #activitypub 🤯

Help create an EU Lobby Group!
Boosts most welcome!

A big problem with current Social, is incentives. On LinkedIn, for examole, removing a connection to another person is broken. Removing a connection is not 'beneficial' to them. So there's always less urgency to fix this, resulting in user-hostile platforms.

We need platforms to align their businessmodel with their users. Not aligned with just advertisers, investors or an elite group of paying users.

We the people –
your time is now.

DEMAND Compulsory #Interoperability with #ActivityPub in the monopolies.
… turboboost …

Justice for the social media monopolies:

• US
#usa #DSA #FTC
Break up Facebook

• EU - #eu #dsa #dma #DigitalServicesAct

come by.
• Look Up your favourite MEP or Rep. in their favourite monopoly
• Demand Compulsory Interoperability

🎉 The first release candidate of #Mastodon 3.3.0 is out for testing:

Read the changelog at the link above!

Proof of concept of is taking shape.

✅ Send first updates through event-sourced backend.
👉 Spice up the web interface a tad.
❎ Send first updates over ActivityPub to inboxes.

@sl007 @Argus I'm actively working on a modular #ActivityPub library for NodeJS that includes complete client-to-server spec with support from Grant for the Web / Coil inc.
Goal is to promote development of more specialized apps (like and not just full stack social platforms.

Nextcloud is growing. We plan to hire 20 new colleagues in Sales, Marketing and Engineering (C++, PHP, Go, JS) Join us if you want to change the world. No requests from outsourcing or headhunting companies please.

Hey Fediverse!

Published another update to my FOSS project: QCard

Added more information about how it all works.

Please drop me any feedback!


Boosts Appreciated, I think this has a really cool use-case! 🚀

What FOSS application or service do you wish existed?

Please Boost 🚀

Mobilizon. Your events. Your groups. Your data.

Go behind the scenes of the design of #Mobilizon, our new tool to free your groups and events from Facebook.

(illus CC-By @davidrevoy)

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