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Personal growth is hard when you leave no room (time) for it.

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Put up a test card for my #Pleroma instance since it's going to be a couple weeks until Linode offers NVMe storage. :(




I still think the UI of #Friendica is more my style than that of #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #MissKey, or any of their forks. #Fediverse

(Posting from Friendica here.)

in reply to El Cucuy

I honestly don't remember. When the Diaspora instances I was on went down, I went with Friendica because it can communicate with all sorts of servers including Diaspora.


Let's not forget where we came from.

We Distribute, Part I: The Road to Federation by @Sean Tilley


In the beginning, there was Laconica, which later became known as StatusNet. A massive amount of the work that went into this is due to Evan Prodromou ( @Evan Prodromou ) , who is now spearheading an effort to standardize work on a communication protocol with the W3C Social Working Group.

As a networking project, it was the first public implementation of the communication protocol known as OpenMicroBlogging, which later evolved into the OStatus protocol. These technologies provided a significant building block for future federated networking projects to study and reference.

In terms of how StatusNet was used, it resembled an early version of Twitter, with the added benefit of group functionality. What made it unique is that users on one Laconica server could communicate with users on completely different servers.

#Fediverse #Mastodon #GNUSocial #Pleroma #MissKey #ActivityPub #OStatus



in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I managed to grab a spot in the @ivory TestFlight and I've really been enjoying it. It has a high degree of customization, supports drafts, and makes it easy to switch between Home, Local, and Federated.

Search doesn't work for some reason, nor does it let you create hashtag-related feeds like you can with the Mastodon advanced web client, but maybe those will come with time.

I believe Ivory is being prepared to launch on the App Store. Looks like pricing might be $2.49/mo or $15/yr. I'm wondering if I enjoy Mastodon enough to invest in a client like Ivory, but if I find I do then I'd probably subscribe to it.

There's also @mammoth that I've heard great things about, but the TestFlight has remained full so I've yet to actually use it.

I think in terms of polish these two have some of the strongest pedigrees, being developed by teams with track records of making polished apps.


I'm honestly enjoying the #Friendica UX a whole lot more than the "birdsite" knockoff UX of a lot of other #Fediverse implementations. (Screenshotted post)

At least #GNUSocial provides something like this as well. #Mastodon #Pleroma #MissKey



in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I'll have to spin this up and see how easy it is. Looks relatively easy (docker and ansible). Thanks for the share.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

@Neil E. Hodges No recommendations as I haven't used them, and probably you know about them already, but just to make sure:

In addition to WriteFreely there's also #Plume, WordPress with the ActivityPub plugin and WordPress with the #Pterotype plugin.

Maybe someone else can comment on how useful and usable each of these are.


I wish we had a #Fediverse server or frontend that displayed things like old-school Web forums/BBSes. That's much more comfy to me than these Twitter-style and Facebook-style timelines. #Mastodon #Pleroma #MissKey #Friendica #Diaspora
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

100% agreed. Scrolling through a timeline that can only fit 3-4 posts on a page is nowhere near as efficient as looking at list of a couple dozen subjects.

Unfortunately, it requires posts to have a subject line, which requires a schema change, or it requires people to write their first sentence line a subject line, which requires a people change.


I kind of like the way posts are organized on #Friendica and #Diaspora more than how they're organized on #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #Misskey, and so on. #Fediverse