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Do you want to create your own Fediverse instances?

MANAGED HOSTING

By far the easiest way is to use a managed hosting service such as:

federation.spacebear.ee
cloud68.co/instances.html
masto.host
writefreely.host

The hosting service does the tech stuff, but you own and run the instance.

DO IT ALL YOURSELF

Alternatively, you can do all the tech stuff yourself. This requires a lot more skill, but it gives you a lot more flexibility with choosing software.

YUNOHOST

Halfway between these two extremes is @yunohost, server software which lets you install your own online services extremely easily:

yunohost.org

Once Yunohost is installed on a server, you can add and remove services yourself through a graphical interface.

Fediverse services include:

CastoPod
Friendica
FunkWhale
Glitch-Soc
Mobilizon
OwnCast
PeerTube
PixelFed
WordPress
WriteFreely

There are also many, many other services:

yunohost.org/en/apps?q=%2Fapps

#Fediverse #FediTips #SelfHosting

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Do you prefer to buy DRM-free ebooks?

You can read them on any device you want, and they're not locked to a single vendor or company. You actually own them.

Here is a list of DRM-free ebook, digital comic, magazine, and RPG shops!

libreture.com/bookshops/

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Manyverse isn't part of the Fediverse, because it works very differently. It's part of the SSB (aka Scuttlebutt) network, and is trying to make SSB more user friendly.

However, the aim of Manyverse/SSB is very similar to the Fediverse: to decentralise social media. You may want to try it out!

Manyverse have just released their first desktop apps, so Manyverse is now available for all major platforms (Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS). You can find out more and download the apps at:

manyver.se

They also have a Fediverse account at @manyver_se

I've previously posted that Manyverse is serverless, but this isn't quite true. It can be very difficult to reliably connect internet users peer-to-peer, so Manyverse uses special servers called "Rooms" to connect users. However, actual user data is not stored online, so data storage is still serverless. There's a video explaining Room servers at youtube.com/watch?v=W5p0y_MWwD

#Manyverse #SSB #Scuttlebutt #SecureScuttlebutt

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Call for Interest: IndieWebCamp pop up session on Goodreads replacements and decentralized book projects

Based on some recent discussions with a variety of people I'm helping to organize an IndieWebCamp pop-up session on personal libraries online. If you've ever considered how to own all your own Goodreads-like reading data and still interact with

boffosocko.com/2021/12/25/call

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Standard Ebooks is a pretty great source for #drm-free #ebooks. They take #PublicDomain books from #ProjectGutenberg and improve the quality (typography, metadata, cover art, etc).

standardebooks.org/

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New post: HPR3496: How I record HPR Episodes, via Hacker Public Radio hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php? December 27, 2021 at 01:00AM

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You can connect WordPress blogs to the Fediverse by using the ActivityPub plugin:

wordpress.org/plugins/activity

The plugin lets people on Mastodon etc. follow your blog as well as share and comment on your blog posts.

The author of the plugin is @pfefferle

#FediTips #Fediverse #WordPress #MastoTips #Mastodon

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Hello Metro 2.0! 🎉

Our new design is now available in beta! You can try it on supported instances like pixelfed.social/i/web

#pixelfed #metroUI #design

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📣 Translators wanted!

Help us translate our new UI using
translate.pixelfed.org.

Special thanks to @NGIZero for sponsoring this endeavour! #pixelfed #l10n #translations #crowdin

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Yesterday we released @ManjaroLinuxARM 21.12 released. We are proud to introduce our first release images for the Radxa Zero, which is a Raspberry Pi Zero formfactor device. Find out more: forum.manjaro.org/t/94761

Original tweet : twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/statu

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PeerTube instances can be a bit hit and miss, some of them are completely unmoderated and full of awful content.

However, there are some really nice useful PeerTube instances with excellent admins, for example:

tilvids.com
share.tube
greatview.video
vidcommons.org
diode.zone
video.blender.org
media.privacyinternational.org
conf.tube

You can also follow accounts from PeerTube through Mastodon, just click on "subscribe" within PeerTube. You can also subscribe via RSS if you prefer.

#FediTips #PeerTubeTips #PeerTube #Fediverse #MastoTips

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