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> It is not that social media does evil things. It is that social media is evil.

What we call are evil. These attention-harvesting platforms have little to do with social as normal people would understand it. You might say they are "social consumption media" i.e. platforms that are *dependent* on the need for people to engage in social relationships. Similar to how a combustion engine consumes fossil fuels. They deplete the supply of social.

mebassett.info/human-attention

But we fedizens of the .. we see that there is a different way to do social.

Not social *media*, but social *networking* as an extension of social relationships that exist in real life, to our new online world where we also spend a bunch of our time nowadays.

And we too see there might be ways to earn a living with upholding this federated universe. But in decent ways with the values and culture we hold dear. E.g. by hosting services for others so they can participate.

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Big announcement!

Livestream notifications have been added to Podverse iOS and Android 🥳

Podcasters can now broadcast live to all podcast apps by adding the Podcasting 2.0 live item tag to their RSS feed.

"New episode" notifications have also been added.

Demo: peertube.podverse.fm/w/pddEt3e

App Store: apps.apple.com/us/app/podverse

Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/det

#FOSS #OpenSource #PodcastStandards

I've been pretty vocal about using my following and resources to help spread awareness of new projects and developers, I know what it's like to start from nothing and "compete" with mastodon, peertube, pleroma, etc.

What I don't get is how distant projects are from each other, I think the larger projects should make more of an effort to help out smaller projects.

We are not competing with each other, we're all in this together! 💪

Did you know about plugin for by @MediaFormat which can be used to nicely display personal timeline on Your blog?

See Example xabid.com/my-mastodon/

Download: github.com/mediaformat/fediemb

😍

Well what do you know? Roku approved the Owncast Directory channel!

Now all you Roku people can browse and watch on the big screen, if you want.

my.roku.com/account/add/MXZMN9

✨ New feature ✨

Scan a book's ISBN barcode from your device camera to find it on BookWyrm

Do you use the "profile directory" feature?

#Gitea is joining the fediverse 🎉 We can now announce we've been accepted into the #NLnet funding round that we applied to. nlnet.nl/project/Gitea/

Thank you to @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends and so many others for getting us to this point.

We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.

Mastodon doesn’t have a “watch post” feature, but imagine another server such as were to implement it…

Which interaction would you prefer / make most sense to trigger a watch?
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Mastodon doesn’t have a “watch post” feature, but imagine another server such as were to implement it…

Which interaction would you prefer / make most sense to trigger a watch?
(To Start receiving replies)

Soundux is an open-source, cross-platform soundboard for playing sounds on livestreams, video calls and maybe on theather plays if you're doing something simple :)
soundux.rocks/
You can assign global hotkeys to trigger specific sounds, as well as make your computer keyboard work like a launchpad.

@PaulaToThePeople

Note that if you are already an community member you can also comment there on the companion thread..

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

And of course, if you are more developer-oriented wrt the we gladly welcome you there as a new member too.

Let's evolve some fedi together!

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If you haven't heard of librivox.org it is a place with public domain audiobooks read aloud by actual humans (not computers). Each book comes with a provided RSS feed, which can be used in any podcast app. The chapters of the book appear as "episodes" :).
#audiobook #librivox #rss

Okay, so I don't think anything is going to change in the poll anymore.
So here we go:

joinfediverse.wiki/

I'm going to properly introduce the #FediverseWiki on New Years Eve.
Until then I'd like some help with the "What is..." pages on the different Fediverse projects, especially on comparing them to their famous counterparts.

joinfediverse.wiki/index.php?t

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Introducing Comet: a distraction-free Git commit message editor for elementary OS 6 with spell-check, first line character limit warnings, and emoji support.

You can learn more and install it from:

comet.small-web.org/

Enjoy!

#comet #elementaryOS

Bad social media gives you an audience: stuff like reach, personality/celebrity, spectacle, anxiety, alienation, competition.

Good social media gives you community: it’s more like voice, agency, discussion, comradery.

I want a community, not an audience.

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