As individuals, we have to decouple ourselves from the centralized nature of social media and begin to move back to a decentralized model, similar to what the internet looked like at its inception.
Mastodon now has an official app for iPhones, you can get it from the App Store:
(The app is FOSS, the source code is at https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon-ios )
The official app is aimed at new users who aren't familiar with the Fediverse. It streamlines the signup process and hides some features such as the Federated timeline.
However, because Mastodon is built on open standards, it has lots of unofficial apps too. There's a complete list at:
Pétrolette is a free open source customisable news feed reader, with an emphasis on privacy. You can follow at:
➡️ @petrolette (in English and French)
You can self-host, the project's source is at https://framagit.org/yphil/petrolette
There's an example instance at https://petrolette.space
The project is looking for help translating into other languages, if you are interested please message the lead developer at @yphil
The Framework (repairable, upgradable) laptop getting a 10/10 repairability score from iFixit is a great endorsement for the team who worked on the product.
@hntooter It would be great if you added a second link to the comments page on Hacker News - that's where the real juice is 🤓. Any chance?
Element raises $30M as Matrix explodes
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periodic reminder that there is a TNG fashion blog called "Fashion It So" and it's a treasure
Someone: "hey, why are wetlands important?"
Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@firstname.lastname@example.org) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/germanys-national-healthcare-system-adopts-matrix 💉🇩🇪🚀
PS Currently if you want to follow them, visit here:
Technically, it's #Caturday, but here's an oscilloscope drawing of a dog that can go either way if you squint
gavmonty: Glasgow shopfronts transformed to '60s New York for the Indiana Jones Movie. The attention to detail is wild!
New Oatmeal post 'Reaching people on the internet in 2021': http://theoatmeal.com/comics/reaching_people_2021
A place for communities in and around Glasgow, Scotland.