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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

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

I heard you need some resources to write image descriptions!

This article here details an easy way to approach writing IDs: (

This Tumblr post has a bunch of examples for different types of images: (

This tool is useful for extracting text from an image: (

@imagecaptionspls @accessibility

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:

Oh my god. Look at this 1947 ad in Life magazine for the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing company.

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The 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:

Maybe and brightness of current can be combined with the more organic of this logo?

Fedi is grassroots and organic, after all, right? But also more vibrant and diverse, than a growing 'spore' that the matte green conveys.

Has the IETF ever heard of CSS?

The fixed width even trips up reader mode.


Would be WONDERFUL if some fine fedizens can pick up the Discourse integration. It may be created as a plugin and would be great on ones portfolio and become famous 😉

With this feature in place, tons of would be integrated and our fedi would be so much richer yet again.

Any (would-be) developers out there interested to pick up the challenge?

Should be able to get (?) funding.

@how @jaywink

Hurray 🎉🎉 🤗

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.”

This entails enforcing platforms to adopt standards.

Oh yeah, we at fedi have those already: 🤯

Help create an EU Lobby Group!
Boosts most welcome!

@protonmail Import-Export app is out of beta and available on their paid plan. From the newsletter:

"The app allows you to easily import your entire inbox history from -invasive providers such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Outlook."

And of course you can export from for offline backup.

The sources are GPL'ed in this repo:

I am renaming this to "Mastodon post recipients".

Cas [old profile] wrote the following post Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:20:28 -0400 #MASTODON POST PRIVACY - who can see your post?

Anyone can see and boost your post everywhere.

✅ Tagged people
✅ Followers
✅ On your profile
❌ Local and federated timelines
✅ Boostable
✅ Visible to admins

✅ Tagged people
✅ Followers
❌ On your profile
❌ Local and federated timelines
❌ Boostable
✅ Visible to admins

✅ Tagged people
❌ Followers
❌ On your profile
❌ Local and federated timelines
❌ Boostable
✅ Visible to admins


Mobilizon. Your events. Your groups. Your data.

Go behind the scenes of the design of #Mobilizon, our new tool to free your groups and events from Facebook.

(illus CC-By @davidrevoy)

FediEmbedi v0.11.0 is out.

New features include, updating the plugin directly from the gitlab instance via GitHub Updater.

The plugin displays a feed of your Mastodon, Pixelfed, PeerTube account via a widget or shortcode

Are you using WordPress? There's now a brand new Plausible Analytics plugin.

It supports serving the script as a first party connection and you can exclude admin users from having their visits counted.

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