Our team is new to mastodon & we wanted to say hi to everyone :) We are working on an exciting project which implements the Signal protocol over a blockchain (decentralizing it) and also does not require phone numbers. We encourage anyone that is interested to check out HushChat, our website, and our Mozilla Hubs virtual reality room with more info. We also look forward to enjoying & participating in the fediverse :)
upon having used fediverse for A While, advice
Here's our advice in the context of the fediverse as an imperfect social network:
*) Always boost aid requests.
- Someone will meet their need
- the spot on your feed may make that connection
= even if you or your immediate friends cannot.
*) Use unfollow, mute, and filters for mental health.
- does it spark joy?
- prune your follow feed for your own needs
- remember you can mute people
- you can also unfollow someone's boosts
*) Remember to play nice when among friends.
- conflicting access needs run rampant among those who have experienced trauma
- kindness is distinct from lack of consequences for being a consistently shitty person
- be gentle with callouts
- be honest about your own actions
= be mindful of the spoon-cost and fork-inducement of your asks.
Be willing to change.
Be willing to apologize.
this network is unencrypted,
and the admin sees everything.
China uses Hong Kong security law against US and UK-based activists - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/31/china-hong-kong-security-law-american-citizen-exiles and so it begins; every nation should cancel extradition treaties with Hong Kong
Duplicati is open source software to store encrypted backups online for Windows, macOS and Linux to popular services like Backblaze B2, Tardigrade, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Mega, hubiC and many others https://www.duplicati.com
PixelFed is a free, open source Fediverse alternative to Instagram. You can follow PixelFed here:
You can join a PixelFed instance at https://pixelfed.org/join
The official site is at https://pixelfed.org
You can self-host your own instance, instructions are here: https://docs.pixelfed.org/installing-pixelfed/
Managed PixelFed instance hosting (for non-technical people) is here: https://app.spacebear.ee
ProtonVPN will #StandwithHK. In July and August, we're donating 50% of our Hong Kong revenue to organizations fighting for freedom in Hong Kong. You can also make a donation - 100% of it will go to support democracy. Over the course of this campaign, we hope to raise over HK$1,000,000 (about US$130,000) to help defend freedom in Hong Kong. You can read more about this initiative here: https://protonvpn.com/blog/hongkong/
#PeerTube version 2.3.0 is out!
This release adds the whole new global search (to find your video through the whole #vidiverse), the ability for admins to display a banner, accessibility improvements, new translations and many other things!
Thanks to anyone involved in this release!
Do you know that you can add any RSS feed into briar?
"You can use Briar to read any blog or news site that publishes an #RSS feed. The articles are downloaded via #Tor to protect your privacy. You can reblog and comment on articles from RSS feeds, just like you can with blog posts."
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
🎉 The first release candidate of #Mastodon 3.2.0 is out:
Sure enough, it's still there. There's even a Snap available for easy installation...
Still like the concept; even if it is like the wild west of the internet... 😀
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.