What were the sites like when you were young?
They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in tumblr
And the sites always had little fluffy clouds
And they moved down, they were long and clear
And there were lots of stars at night
They were beautiful
The most beautiful sites as a matter of fact
The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
You don't see that
Say it with mastodons https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07338-5
“Should people really have to buy two computers from Apple to get the best of both worlds?”
Everything in this post:👍🏻
The fediverse is kept a largely safe and happy place by a fortress wall of medium articles the bemoan the fact that the fediverse is hopeless and will never succeed. That fortress wall was shoddily built for us by techbros and journalists and we must take responsibility for maintaining it. If we don't start repairing the cracking masonry with new medium articles about how mastodon simply can't grow fast enough for real humans to use it then the walls will crumble. Do your part.
How do we do help people "discover" information or content? I'm starting to see the viability of algorithms to help prime a feed here especially if someone is coming in very "fresh"
Yay, my fork of FeedOnFeeds supports WebSub! http://github.com/fluffy-critter/Feed-On-Feeds
I've also submitted a PR to upstream, so hopefully everyone gets it soon.
Also while testing this I ended up moving to my own hosted hub at SuperFeedr.com and discovered that there are a bunch of other readers out there that support it too!
Anyway WebSub gives you the reliability of pull and the efficiency of push, and unlike ActivityPub you can easily switch hubs with absolutely no disruption to your readers.
Subscribers who are still pointed at my old site’s feeds are still getting updates and receiving WebSub notifications. RSS et al have a *migration path*. ActivityPub doesn’t even have that on its radar.
The following sites seem to give you WebSub support for free:
• feedburner.com (although presumably that's push notifications on top of their own pull, so not REALLY push)
• self-hosted WordPress (with the PuSHpress extension) - bonus for being built-in to the CMS!
And of course you can add it (and Webmention) to any RSS or Atom feed using Pushl. ;) http://github.com/fluffy-critter/Pushl
For all you #IndieWeb users and creators out there, check out Verify Me for Firefox (and Chrome), an extension that checks and annotates rel=me links in the same way the Mastodon profile metadata does.
Pseudo-scientific racists & sexists are a greater danger to society than dumb-ass creationists.
"Having your own website is damn disruptive when everything is centralised on Medium, Facebook, Twitter, etc." 😀 #vdthess18
@tomharris well, that one goes both ways - if you quote tweet, all your followers see it, if you reply only your mutuals do.
What you can do works on mastodon too - reply normally, then retweet your own reply.
Here’s a horrible insight into how digital tools and age-old psychology can turn satire into conspiracy theories. This is why the “fake news” of misinformation and disinformation is going to be so very hard to combat. https://onemanandhisblog.com/2018/11/partisan-satire-and-the-mechanisms-of-unintentional-misinformation/
Reading your thoughts, if you write them down first.
A place for the XOXO Festival community. Share your dreams, your struggles, your cat photos, or whatever else strikes your fancy, and see what everyone else is sharing.
This space is just for XOXO members. Never heard of Mastodon? Head over to joinmastodon.org to learn more and start posting.