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Yes it's a very common occurrence for folks to associate Mastodon as the Fediverse itself - I myself did this initially, and truth be told, it wasn't all that far from accurate.

Initially, GNU Social was one of the earliest implementations of a server platform heralding the beginning of the Fediverse - based on the OStatus protocol, then came ActivityPub and other server platforms, Mastodon actually doing the most for the Fediverse as far as it being accessable and pretty (with that really cool logo they have of the happy elephant).

Diaspora was an early Fediverse player with promise, but with it's own protocol so it is still rather overlooked and doesn't incorporate ActivityPub out of the box, instead relying upon its own federating protocol (But Friendica bridges that Gap, so I can actually do some stuff like interact with folks on Diaspora from within Fedilab... to some degree).

Most platforms initially tried to adopt the use of both OStatus and ActivityPub but both Mastodon and Pleroma have since dropped OStatus. I think otther platforms that don't have ActivityPub integration will soon start to lose their viability, as OStatus appears to be on it's way out and replaced, in large part, by ActivityPub.

Where I believe the biggest differences can be made, is in the support of "Fediverse" in general, by applications, rather than particular server platforms, and Fedilab goes a long way toward that goal.

Of course, supporting more platforms means more development as well as a larger APK, so there's that ;)

As far as development, however, contributions to the project can be made here and will certainly make a HUGE difference in the longevity, as well as keeping development aggressively active :)

They don't push this, as the folks on the Fedilab dev team are rather modest, but I do, so I recommend that we all give something, whatever we can, however much or little, because every little bit helps, and in the end, if benefits us "the users", most of all.

Developing #Fedilab has been mostly a labor of love and for the #Fediverse itself, and they've had to brave some pretty sickening haters due to their stance on keeping free software free (as in Libre), as things have turned out pretty much as they are supposed to with the users themselves and the server admins deciding for themselves what kind of view into the Fediverse they want, and that's where those choices need to be made, not in applications that cripple the freedoms that even those we most oppose, and perhaps despise, should themselves enjoy.

Here's the link where we can all contribute to the continued development of Fedilab and the rest of the Fediverse suite of applications and services that they continue to improve:
https://fedilab.app/page/donations/
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Great news everyone! The dev will resume development of his projects and now has some help!

Follow @apps to stay up to date and a message from Tom is available here framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/-/i

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Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.

I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.

Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.

I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.

Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️ :pixelfed:

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The Queen did her speech to the nation while wearing green

This has resulted in exactly what you'd expect

(collection of images follows, all showing the Queen photoshopped to be wearing various t-shirts)

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Hey it’s me, your mom, I miss you posting to pixelfed

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•Jack followed the Mastodon Twitter account a month ago
•The Mastodon hashtags were suppressed after a while (big migration from India)
•Now he announces he wants to make a decentralized version of Twitter without referencing Mastodon

🤔 🤔 :thaenkin:

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happy to announce that twitter acquired the mastodon and pleroma teams to produce a new social networking protocol: https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766078468911106?s=12


oh wait no they just let a few of their engineers reinvent the wheel
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Need a way to make the music work in your NES game? I've prepared the music engine from Lizard to make it easy to use in other projects. 🎶🕹🔨🦎

patreon.com/posts/32138001

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@fedilab@toot.fedilab.app I would have to think that this feature already exists because I feel like you have thought of everything but is there a way to compose a toot and post it to multiple accounts simultaneously? 🤔

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Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.

Looks like about an 80 year cycle:

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"Opponents of Sidewalk Labs get advice from German tech protesters"

theglobeandmail.com/business/a

"In the past few months, they’ve found some formidable allies – the activists who helped stop Sidewalk’s sister company Google from opening a startup campus in Berlin a year ago. “They really raised expectations and pushed us to understand what’s at stake," said Ms. Fueser, who’s led communications between the two cities."

It looks like some patriots in Toronto have been hard at work already, trying to keep Google away from the Toronto waterfront and I whole heartedly support their effort.

Say “NO!” to mass corporate surveillance


theglobeandmail.com/business/a via @wallabagapp

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