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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

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

Zap account migration options

Zap, Mistpark, Osada, Redmatrix, and Roadhouse: full data import, synchronisation with new content,  and nomadic identity

Hubzilla: full data import/migration, but not currently synchronised (possibly in the future). Not all of the available Hubzilla protocols and services are supported in Zap.

Friendica: Basic channel and profile import, attempt to re-connect with compatible connections. No content import currently (*).

Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed and everything else: Attempt to connect to everybody in follower/following list and/or CSV export file via the "followlist" addon. No content import currently (*).

(*) This is on the roadmap for mid-2021.
✔ Periodic overview of recently added #ActivityPub projects

Fediverse-Action - post to Fediverse when code on GitHub is changed
YouTube 2 PeerTube - mirror YouTube channels to #PeerTube
gemifedi - Gemini frontend to Fediverse
BirdSiteLIVE - Twitter to ActivityPub bridge
ligh7hau5 - Matrix to Fediverse client / bridge - Emulate group accounts on #Mastodon
yt2pt - Set of scripts to quickly import your YouTube channel to PeerTube
corpus-activity-streams - Activity Streams 2.0 vocabulary data and alternative docs

For all tools visit:

“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 💖”

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!

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