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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.

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.


App Store:

Google Play:

#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



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.

✨ 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.

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 :)
You can assign global hotkeys to trigger specific sounds, as well as make your computer keyboard work like a launchpad.


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

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 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:

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.

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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 #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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