Do you want to create your own Fediverse instances?
By far the easiest way is to use a managed hosting service such as:
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.
Halfway between these two extremes is @yunohost, server software which lets you install your own online services extremely easily:
Once Yunohost is installed on a server, you can add and remove services yourself through a graphical interface.
Fediverse services include:
There are also many, many other services:
Now you can use Markdown and minimal HTML in your blog descriptions! This is... https://write.as/updates/now-you-can-use-markdown-and-minimal-html-in-your-blog-descriptions-this-is
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!
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:
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5p0y_MWwDE
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
New post: HPR3496: How I record HPR Episodes, via Hacker Public Radio http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3496 December 27, 2021 at 01:00AM
You can connect WordPress blogs to the Fediverse by using the ActivityPub plugin:
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
Meet the Self-Hosters, Taking Back the Internet One Server at a Time
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: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/94761
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/status/1471461491509448705
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:
You can also follow accounts from PeerTube through Mastodon, just click on "subscribe" within PeerTube. You can also subscribe via RSS if you prefer.
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