Social media interaction buttons have become ubiquitous.
While siloed social media can compete against each other for pixel space, what about federated social media?
We could attempt to compete in this arena, indeed AddToAny now includes a Mastodon button, and this is great. But what about those who are using Pixelfed, Friendica or Zap? Sure Pull requests can be made.
But, what about existing web software that is joining the Fediverse, such as WordPress, and Drupal. Would placing their logos beside other share buttons even make sense to anyone?
How can federated social media, with its plethora of domains and dozen or so software implementations (and counting), leverage this now standard user expectation?
What if we unified our branding / marketing, wouldn’t this collaboration elevate the whole Fediverse?
This unified branding for the Fediverse is something currently being worked out, with Designers adding new graphics for consideration, check out the proposals and feel free to suggest your own over at socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/fediverse-logo-or-icon-proposal/1057/23
Though once a common logo is decided, there will still be the issue of how to represent a user’s url… where a domain must also be included.
Which do you prefer?URL form of identifying an actor (user) with Fediverse logoWebFinger form of identifying an actor (user) with ActivityPub logo
A big thank you to @cwebber for an insightful look into #ActivityPub and its exciting evolution & future (migrating and surviving content & identities amongst others) during the 2nd webinar on ActivityPub for Administrations!
Also exciting to hear Robert Riemann from the European Data Protection Supervisor lay out their plans to join the #fediverse (Mastodon & Peertube are expected). Important to understand the requirements & expectations of EU-institutions for (self-hosting) new tech.
"it's my pleasure to announce that an ActivityPub <=> XMPP gateway doubled with Pubsub end-to-end encryption project has been selected for a grant by NLNet/NGI0 Discovery Fund (with financial support from European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme)"
#xmpp #activitypub #e2ee
Jon Corbett's languages Cree# and Ancestral Code allow programming in Cree keywords using Cree concepts and metaphors https://esoteric.codes/blog/jon-corbett
Zap account migration options
“So, there has never been a more pressing need to put content creation platforms (e.g. Medium) and social media platforms (e.g. Twitter) second, and put your very own little corner of the web first 💖” https://buff.ly/3dGsdcJ
I heard you need some resources to write image descriptions!
This article here details an easy way to approach writing IDs: (https://uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-an-image-description-2f30d3bf5546)
This Tumblr post has a bunch of examples for different types of images: (https://livingwithdisability.tumblr.com/post/124066767358/all-about-image-descriptions)
This tool is useful for extracting text from an image: (https://smallseotools.com/image-to-text-converter/)
The TAG are pleased to announce the newest release of our Web Platform Design Principles, a set of principles specification designers should keep in mind when adding new technologies to the web: https://www.w3.org/TR/design-principles/
Oh my god. Look at this 1947 ad in Life magazine for the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing company.
The #fediverse logo design challenge is still waiting for someone to collect the $1 million prize ;)
@pfefferle just pointed to a very nice old logo design.. the one of the Federated Social Web Summit:
Fedi is grassroots and organic, after all, right? But also more vibrant and diverse, than a growing 'spore' that the matte green conveys.
Plume 0.6.0 is out!
All Plume administrators are encouraged to update https://fediverse.blog/~/PlumeDev/plume-0.6.0-is-out/
March 10-11, a free virtual conference on accessibility axe-con
With this feature in place, tons of #forums would be integrated and our fedi would be so much richer yet again.
Any (would-be) #ruby developers out there interested to pick up the challenge?
Hurray #fediverse 🎉🎉 🤗
Big opportunities are coming to us.. hopefully!
The EU is working on 2 pieces of legislation: The Digital Services & Digital Markets Acts
DMA is about “keep[ing] our markets fair and open to competition, it’s vital that we have the right toolkit in place.”
Oh yeah, we at fedi have those already: #activitypub 🤯
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