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I feel incredibly blessed that Pixelfed has grown so much over the past year.

Total users, posts and active users have doubled, and our project is among the top 5 most popular.

Though we haven’t had our viral moment like Mastodon or PeerTube, I’m confident that when we do, we’ll be ready.

I look forward to the next 3 years and beyond! 😁 #pixelfed #activityPub #Fediverse

New Penpot Release! Penpot 1.6 - "Born to Run" 🔥

- Improved Performance
- Custom Fonts
- Shapes to Path
- Scale Text Layers on Resizing

What do you think?


Hurray #Fediverse13 🎉

When did you free yourself from the dark side? Fedizens, let's post some #reintroductions so we can get to know each other better, and make newcomers feel at home right away 🤗

To all organisations on the #fediverse this article by @lightone has a call to action fo a nice festive campaign to get more fine people to join us this year.


From birdsite: “People are NOT our greatest asset. It’s the relationships BETWEEN people that are our greatest asset.“

Days ago, I had a strategy session with marketing. She recommended to nourish my #linkedin persona. And recommended to grow a community there.
I told her that the platform gives me headache from the timeline & bad visuals.

This week I learned about yet another data breach:

I want to keep & grow my professional network. But not this way.

How do I explain them the concept of @flockingbird ?

btw, #ms365 now searches your contacts on #linkedin from #msoutlook (no opt-out)

"The way our digital lives have been structured to depend on third party intermediaries that simply pass our communications on to our friends and families while all the time spying on us to make money isn’t fate. It is the result of many decisions made because it was easier this way or because it would make money for those in the middle."

Decentralization 2017 - Ross Schulman "Think Deeply & Rebuild Things":

Dear #fediverse and especially #foss and #activitypub tech enthusiasts amongst you ..

At #SocialHub we're preparing a great event in the form of two webinars and a workshop in April, for representatives of the European Commission.

The topics are #ActivityPub #Interoperability and #FediverseFutures within the EU.

Interest for the event came from EC itself, who via @NGIZero - funder of many great AP projects - approached SocialHub to organize.

You can help prepare and certainly join the Event!

@flockingbird no prob, these are indeed tough questions to crack. I think a federated approach can be meaningful. It might bring it down to solving the questions for specific professional circles/communities, not for 'everyone'. Like an online equivalent of local business round tables / sectoral / role based 'clubs', professional peer networks etc, which can be bridged because it's federated. Then you have a meaningful difference between personal, local and overall timeline

My LinkedIn timeline is slowly but surely deteriorating, esp the Dutch part. It's about where my Facebook timeline was 3 years ago. Apparantly ones professional reputation is less of a filter for people than I thought it was. Struck the LinkedIn timeline from my information intake.

You know how there are those pivotal conversations in repos in the early stages of a project?

The ones that define how a core feature of the application functions?

One of those conversations is happening here…

If you want to get involved in a high profile Fediverse project (before everyone is talking about it and using it) and build up your experience, jumping into @flockingbird right now would be a really, really good idea.

I am calling it early (reference this tweet in 6 months!).

#fediverse #mastodon #pleroma #foss

We've enabled 🗨️ discussions on Github:

Thanks to @steve for requesting this and taking the time to answer some questions.

Feel free to hop in, ask anything about the project, activitypub, fediverse, or my favorite animal (😺 or 🐝?)

Off course, our mail or this mastodon account is open for all those questions too, in case you don't want to use Github.

happy international women’s day! 💪

Just to reiterate in relation to Gab getting hacked, I’m not aware of any vulnerabilities in Mastodon at the moment and based on what I have seen in their code modifications the vulnerabilities they have are the ones they themselves introduced (along with never porting security patches from us)

@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 -

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"


(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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