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We dug into Mastodon's new US-based non-profit entity, and checked out who their board members are, and what they've accomplished in the past.

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Is Google signaling the end of the open web? That’s some of the concern raised by its new embrace of AI. While most of the fears about AI may be overblown, this one could be legit. But it doesn’t mean that we need to accept it.

These days, there is certainly a lot of hype and nonsense about artificial intelligence and the ways that it can impact all kinds of industries and businesses. Last week at Google IO, Google made it clear that they’re moving forward with what it calls “AI overviews,” in which Google’s own Gemini AI tech will try to generate answers at the top of search pages.

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Federation issues between the sociale.network instance and newsie.social

@fediverse

HI @TheAdmin
I noticed that there are problems between the instance sociale.network and our instance.

When someone on a social network sends me a message I don't receive it and I can't search for messages even using the message handle

We did some tests with @informapirata who also has @pirati 's account and in fact nothing works

It doesn't seem to me that the two instances are mutually blocked or muted

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

I'm asking because it is really difficult to find a place for discussing accessibility in Fediverse posts beyond the limits of any one Fediverse server application.

I'm looking for something

  • in the Fediverse
  • with technology that supports discussions
  • where users know the Fediverse beyond whatever software that particular place is running on
  • where users know something about how and why to make Fediverse posts accessible for e.g. blind users
  • where users take this topic seriously instead of seeing it as a gimmick
  • where it's likely enough for someone to reply to posts

Mastodon takes accessibility very seriously. But Mastodon users never look beyond Mastodon. Every other Mastodon user doesn't even know that the Fediverse is more than only Mastodon. Most of those who do have no idea what the rest of the Fediverse is like, including what it can do that Mastodon can't, and what it can't do that Mastodon can. Many Mastodon users even reject the Fediverse outside Mastodon, and be it because it "refuses" to fully adopt Mastodon's culture and throw its own cultures overboard. This would include using features that Mastodon doesn't have. You're easily being muted or blocked upon first strike if you dare to post more than 500 characters at once.

I myself am mostly on Hubzilla. Not only is Hubzilla vastly more powerful than Mastodon, it is also vastly different, and being older than Mastodon as well, it had grown its own culture before Mastodon came along. Still, three out of four Mastodon users have never even heard of the existence of Hubzilla, and many who do are likely to think it's basically Mastodon with a higher character count, extra stuff glued on and a clunky UI.

If you try to discuss Fediverse accessibility on Mastodon, you end up only discussing Mastodon accessibility with exactly zero regards, understanding or interest for what the rest of the Fediverse is like.

Besides, Mastodon has no good support for conversations and no real concept of threads. It is impossible to follow a discussion thread or to even only know that there have been new replies without having been mentioned in these replies. Thus, any attempt at discussing something on Mastodon is futile.

Hubzilla itself is great for discussions. It even has had groups/forums as a feature from the very beginning. In practice, however, it has precious few forums. The same applies to (streams) even more.

Discussing Fediverse accessibility is completely futile on both. They don't "do accessibility". To their users, alt-text is some fad that was invented on Mastodon, and Hubzilla and (streams) don't do Mastodon crap, full stop. In fact, their users hate Mastodon with a passion for deliberately, intentionally being so limited and trying to push its own limitations, its proprietary, non-standard solutions and its culture upon the rest of the Fediverse. At the same time, they don't really know that much about Mastodon, and they aren't interested in it.

Most of this applies to Friendica as well, but Hubzilla and (streams) users sometimes go as far as disabling ActivityPub altogether to keep Mastodon and the other ActivityPub-based microblogging projects out, and they don't care if Friendica ends up collateral damage. They hate the non-nomadic majority of the Fediverse that much.

If you try to discuss Fediverse accessibility on Hubzilla, nobody would know what you're even talking about, and nobody would want to know because they take it for another stupid Mastodon fad. They probably don't even understand why I accept connection requests from Mastodon in the first place.

Here on Lemmy, I've seen a number of dedicated accessibility communities. But they seem to be only about accessibility on the greater Web and in real life and not a bit about accessibility in the Fediverse specifically. I'm not even sure if Lemmy itself "does accessibility" in any way. And I'm not sure how aware Lemmy is of the Fediverse beyond Lemmy, /kbin and Mastodon.

Besides, these communities aren't much more than the admin posting stuff and nobody ever replying. So I guess trying to actually discuss something there is completely useless. If I post a question, I'll probably never get a reply.

The reason why I'm asking here first is because this community is actually active enough for people to reply to posts. But I'm not sure if it's good for discussing super-specific details about making non-Threadiverse Fediverse posts accessible.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

Does anyone know of any instances on Lemmy or Mastadon that focus only on positive news?

I’m trying to reduce social media usage in general but when I do use it I would prefer to be able to explore uplifting things only.

I know I can block negative stuff but I also like going an exploring communities I’m not interested in subscribing. It would be great to have a local feed that’s better for mental health.

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submitted 1 week ago by sohrabbehdani to c/fediverse

is there any alternatives to plume and writefreely in fediverse? plume has some problems and writefreely is so minimal.

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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by [email protected] to c/fediverse

Created using feedback from https://lemmy.cafe/post/4823550. Maybe this can be useful.

Transcript: See something off? Do your part to keep the Lemmy community safe:

R - Read the rules of the community.
E - Explain your report, including rule # when possible.
P - Provide context the mods should know.
O - Opt-out, disengage, downvote or block. Don't add to the drama.
R - Reach out or report right away. *For extremely time-sensitive content (CSAM, gore) DM an admin via Matrix: Instance homepage > Sidebar > click admin's @username > Send Secure Message
T - Trust your instincts. If in doubt, report it.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse
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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by [email protected] to c/fediverse

With recent events hilighting the value of quality moderation, it got me to consider: How can we help you out?

What steps, considerations, encouragements or warnings would you give the userbase regarding best practices for using the report feature (or other interraction with mods)? Reporting less, reporting more, putting more detail in the form, or just leaving it blank?

I was thinking of maybe putting together a psa-style infographic (a la think before you post) if the answers you give are poignant or significantly unknown to the average user.

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submitted 1 week ago by deadsuperhero to c/fediverse

Bridgy Fed's Bluesky integration is now in beta, and makes it possible to connect your account from the Fediverse to Bluesky, and vice versa.

There's still some quirks, and every bridged account has to opt in to it, but it's a promising moment for people that want to communicate across networks.

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Lemmy subscribe to post (sh.itjust.works)
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Is there a way to subscribe to a post/comment of others to get notifications for new comments? If it’s currently not available, is it being worked on?

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/15471632

Codeberg was asking about this. The linked toot by a commenter points to :

SEqlite

These are CC-BY-SA 4.0 remixes of the Stack Exchange Creative Commons Data Dumps. 100% Unendorsed by Stack Exchange, Inc.

They are minimal. They provide the data you probably care about and the data you need to comply with the original license in SQLite format.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

This noob is testing the interconnectivity of the #Fediverse, with the AP (Mastodon, etc.) and AT (Bluesky) Protocol protocols, and also starting to test #Nostr this week.

https://mastodon.social/@PlasticParagraph/112410298729450013

#ActivityPub #Bluesky #ATProtocol

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submitted 1 week ago by deadsuperhero to c/fediverse

A lot of people have talked about the possibility of forking Mastodon to get the many improvements their communities need. Making such an effort successful is another discussion entirely.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

I like the concept of the iOS/Android app BeReal. Your app tells you randomly during the day that you have to take a combined picture (frond and back camera). So you don’t have much time to prepare. Then this pic is uploaded and friends who follow you can see it.

Wouldn’t that be cool to have this also as a part in the Fediverse, so with open source technology and dezentralized. What do you think? Maybe there are already plans to build such a thing. I would love to see this! 🤩 Anybody else?

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submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

Since big part of the web is drowning in AI junk, including Reddit, is there a good search engine to find answers in the fediverse?

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submitted 2 weeks ago by Krafting to c/fediverse

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/15079433

Reddy is an App that lets you repost images from Reddit to Lemmy!

For more information about what is Reddy, find my other post here : https://lemmy.world/post/15020832

For Windows user, you'll need WSL 2 and then install flatpak and then install the Reddy flatpak.

Feel free to give me feedback, this is a first release and user inputs are very valuable to make a better app!

Thanks to everyone who shows interest in what I do, if you'd like to see other small app like this for other usecases, feel free to ask me!

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/fediverse

A popular way of dealing with discussions, and familiar to most people, I assume. As far as I see it, adding a poll system to Lemmy is a good way to enhance user engagement. I'm not really aware if this has been a topic before or not, tried looking it up but didn't see much juice on the topic, so thought I'd spark it up.

Personally would like to see polls, but I'm sure there are people who don't want it too. Let me know your thoughts 🌻

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submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

I was recommended to share this article I wrote a few days ago on here, too; so here we are!

The TL;DR is "link embed fetching communes" as a partial "fix" to the issue (pretty buzzwordy, sorry for that)

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