If you're looking for functionality, then #Friendica comes the closest to the base functionality that #MySpace and Faceplant capitalized upon.

I think that perhaps @hamishcampbell days it best with respect to the #addiction factor - #Dopamine is a powerful thing - just look at the having industry and the... Well, just consider that.

#Diaspora is not an #ActivityPub based system as of this juncture in time, and regarding the differences between how a post looks between say, Friendica and #Pleroma, or even Pleroma and other #Mastodon-esque platforms like #Misskey, etc., There are differences between all of them related to the features that one supports, and another doesn't.

This is a positive, market based incentivization for innovation.

Things will continue to evolve as long as there is interest in a platform and new ones come along all the time - there's no reason, for example, why #Planetary can't support its native #SSB while at the same time offering optional #Matrix protocol and ActivityPub integration, affording its users with a measure of interoperability within those spaces.

Looking back over just the last six months is quite encouraging when you consider the interplatform interactivity that users can take advantage of between projects like #PeerTube, #Pixelfed, #Funkwhale, #Lemmy, and the so-called microblogging platforms in the #Fediverse like Misskey, Mastodon, and Pleroma; while Friendica often serves as a bridge to those using Diaspora protocol and even the largely defacto deprecated #OStatus.

I think the time to begin migrating from the monolithic silos is **yesterday**, and continuing into **tomorrow**.

If all that someone wants is to communicate with their highschool buddies and neighbors, perhaps the best choice is indeed #Faceplant?

The Fediverse implies many different emerging and continuously maturing platforms that speak an assortment of federating protocols - not just ActivityPub, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and with development being community informed and inspired.

Anything that resists that last very important point (community driven), simply gets forked, and that to happens all the time - success is based on merit.

What were really taking about here isn't which platforms are ready at this moment for the non-apathetic, concerned userbase to begin their egress from the monolithic silos, but rather, how we can facilitate the ingress of onboarders in becoming comfortable using rapidly evolving platforms that obviate #Faceplant, and #Reddit, and #YouTube, and #Twatter, and #InstaSPAM, and #Whassup, and #Pinterest, and... ad nauseum.

I hope that helps! :)

Remember, You can haz #Cheezburgerz! 🍔

#tallship #Vger #privacy #security #encryption


YouTube2PeerTube - a bot to automatically YouTube channels to #PeerTube channels.

Check it out. Many people are not yet ready to get rid of YT due to network effects, etc. But you want to be prepared to make the jump at any time, right. And you want to help @peertube grow to great heights, of course :)

This bot by @mister_monster helps you do so with ease.

I just added it to Awesome Humane Tech and #ActivityPub developer tools watchlist.



Heap-based buffer overflow in sudo:

- exploitable by any local user (even non-sudoers)
- introduced in July 2011
- affects default configuration


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For my friends on here that are unaware, I mostly use an alt account @mistermonster and don't really use this mastodon account all that often.


i love this perspective.

For those of you who are up to date on the bleeding edge technology of the 21st century, gemini://drewdevault.com/2020/12/04/Analytics-and-informed-consent.gmi
okay frens
mistermonster is having a presidential debate circlejerk matrix party

only rule is dont take yourself too seriously

Non-trademarked fully unlocked fork of Mattermost® 

Source: github.com/cjdelisle/Matterfos
Why ?
1. Unless you buy an "enterprise license" even simple features like channel ownership are disabled (anyone can delete any channel)
2. Licenses are sold per-head so it's unusable for a public server
3. While the code is OSS, their trademark policy doesn't allow anyone to use their name in a fork
4. Unlike projects like Chromium, their trademark is all over their codebase
Tried to reach out, got no response.

I'd like to stand, and I'd like to breathe;

And I'd like to look everybody watching me in the eye, and let them know that I will continue breathing.

That is what it means to be free.

We did it, Reddit! The new Pleroma release 2.1 is out, containing the first ever ActivityPub chat application!

Check out the release blog post at https://pleroma.social/blog/2020/08/28/releasing-pleroma-2-1-0/

Lots of changes in this one, I'm sure you'll like it!
Alright everyone, the release candidate of Pleroma 2.1 is ready for public testing.

If you want to try it and are willing to report bugs, this is the relevant issue: https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma/-/merge_requests/2917

The branch is pleroma-2.1-rc0

You can use this branch from both the current stable and develop branch. If you want to switch from develop to stable during this release cycle, switch to this branch!

Looking at the local timeline vs the federated timeline is like venturing outside the city walls. Inside its a bunch of people you've seen around, maybe you know some of them. Outside it's all foreigners and vagrants and degenerates, bots and monsters and its a literal desert out there.

Side note, I wish allowed you to browse a specific instance of your choice.

So there are some interesting things that and can't do. For example, Pleroma shows replies to threads you are not in (and you cannot turn this off outside the Pleroma web UI) and Mastodon cannot mute conversations like Pleroma can.

I've found this github.com/hometown-fork/homet which has some interesting features, most importantly, local only (unfederated) posting, which is great for communities. I think I will run a server eventually.

Youtube is about to remove community contributions like closed captions/subtitles:

"Community contributions will be discontinued across all channels after 28 September 2020."


arrgh mateys! It appears tons of source code has been leaked from many prominent companies due to insecure dev tools:


if you'd like this occurrence to not be wasted effort, clone this repo before it gets DMCA'd off the interwebs:


I'm trying to use my desktop more when I am home. I find myself using my phone for everything social and comm related, which is most of what we do online, and so I find myself not doing the cool things i want to be doing.

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