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Project idea: a fediverse platform for sharing gpx tracks - would be ideal for runners or other sports people that don't want to create 50 accounts on various centralised websites with closed off gpx data pools that often don't allow full direct access to the data and only provide very limited UX.

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To start us off, here's a # post of interesting # accounts to follow:

🌟 @Krita - Wonderful free open painting software

🌟 @Fairphone - Makers of Fairtrade mobile phones

🌟 @libreoffice - Makers of LibreOffice, the free open office suite

🌟 @omgubuntu - Articles about Ubuntu, Linux and open software

🌟 @k9mail - FLOSS email app for Android, its development has recently become more active after a break

🌟 @briar - A confidential messaging system for Android



Anyone here who got their # and/or # to communicate via the # instead of Facebook and co.? And if yes, how is it working out? Is it different, better, or worse for them?


Hey Mastodonians, # citizens and others! Gear up for tens of millions of Nextcloud users spread over several 100K servers who can now join the # in just one click!

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The @GetTogether project needs help making an open source federated alternative to

You can already use their first instance (, but they need help with building the federation side of things, so that instances can link together and with the rest of the Fediverse.

If you’re a coder and interested in helping, you may want to take a look at this post:

#ActivityPub #Fediverse #OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS #MeetUp


Facebook and WhatsApp good bye!

(Deutsche Version unten)

Because of facebook's blunt refusal to respect my data's privacy, I'm outta there now. I deleted my WhatsApp account as well. While in the case of WhatsApp there are more than enough alternatives such as Telegram, Signal, or Wire, it's more difficult to find a replacement for facebook.

After some searching I found my answer in the #fediverse:

In short: The fediverse is a bunch of decentralized distributed social networks that communicate with each other and aim to build one gigantic decentralized social network that is distributed over many small servers and that puts privacy first. So in contrast to facebook or twitter, all user content is not stored under the hood of only one major player, but everyone can host their own data or sign up on a server of trust and store their data there. Additionally, the user can tightly control with whom and which other servers the data is to be shared (physically). This architecture promises to give the users themselves control over their data, not the major players.

I recently signed up with #Friendica, so meet me in the fediverse:


Deutsche Version

Wegen facebooks plumper Weigerung, die Privatsphaere meiner Daten zu respektieren, melde ich mich jetzt bei facebook ab. Waehrend es relativ einfach ist, eine Alternative zu WhatsApp zu finden (Telegram, Signal, WIre, ...), finde ich es etwas schwieriger einen Ersatz fuer facebook zu finden.

Nach einiger Suche hab ich meine Antwort im #fediverse gefunden: (Leider gibt's keine deutsche Version).

In kurz: Das fediverse sind ein paar dezentrale, verteilte soziale Netzwerke die miteinander reden und darauf abzielen, ein gigantisches dezentrales soziales Netzwerk zu erschaffen, das verteilt ueber viele kleine Server funktioniert und auch die Privatsphaere der Nutzer grossschreibt. Also im Gegensatz zu facebook oder twitter, alle Benutzerdaten wird nicht unter dem Dach eines einzelnen Unternehmens gespeichert, sondern jeder kann seine Daten selbst "hosten", oder auf einem Server dem man mit der Sicherheit seiner Daten vertraut. Ausserdem kann der Benutzer klar festlegen, mit wem welche Daten geteilt werden (auch physisch auf den Festplatten) und kann Inhalte auch mit einem Veto wieder von allen betroffenen fediverse servern loeschen lassen. Diese Struktur verspricht dem Benutzer die Kontrolle ueber seine Daten in die Hand zu geben, und nicht den grossen Weltkonzernen.

Ich hab mich bei #Friendica angemeldet und meinen eigenen friendica server eingerichtet, also triff mich in Zukunft nicht auf facebook, sondern im fediverse:

Beste Gruesse

#no-facebook #no-whatsapp
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