The Fediverse is a decentralized ensemble of social networking apps (more below).
I am extremely happy many of my friends are finally joining the Fediverse, therefore I am collecting here several info, so that they can easily retrieve it and feel at home in this new awesome platform.
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Need some clarifications on how this whole crazy thing works?
First of all, the good old Wikipedia never lest us down, let’s start from the definition it gives:
The fediverse […] is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other. On different servers (instances), users can create so-called identities. These identities are able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols that follow an open standard.
Missing video +++
- Fediverse.Party provides some basic insights about everything
- Join the Fediverse main page, a collection of information and resources
Need some data and some numbers to have a more direct grasp of what the Fediverse is, how big it is, and what and who it is made by?
- The Federation gives you some info and numbers.
- Even though better looking, FediDB does the same thing of The Federation but with a more limited set of info.
- Fediverse Observer’s map shows where Fediverse nodes are based, on a geographical basis.
- Wikipedia provides a list of the different software the Fediverse is composed of.
- Fediverse Chronicles
- A quick guide to The Free Network, an article by Sean Tilley explaining the history and the relation between
Some random links I need to select, sort and analyze
- About Fediverse - Fediverse.Party - explore federated networks (not this link specifically, the ones in it)
- Distributed Social Networks and Public History, publichistory.media
- fediverse • Kumu
- What on Earth is the fediverse and why does it matter?
- aRubes on Tooot.im
- Introduction to ActivityPub
- Home invasion
- Mastodon Help - Guide
- Mastodon: What is the social network hailed as a Twitter alternative?
- Journalists on Mastodon and Fediverse Google Sheet
- Fedifed, notable people on Twitter who are now on the Fediverse
- Mastodon WTF timeline - Ansuz - mskala’s home page
- GuideToMastodon: An increasingly less-brief guide to Mastodon
- Why I’m excited about decentralized social networks, by Darius Kazemi
- Mastodon’s Moment – The Markup
- Using iOS and looking for the best app? Check out this comparison spreadsheet
- Making ActivityPub Your Social Media Hub for Mastodon and Other Decentralized Services - MacStories
fediverse.info’s explore/people section is very insightful, too!
My accounts on the Fediverse:
@firstname.lastname@example.org, my main account, on Pan
@email@example.com, a flow of consciousness (unstable, experimental, work-in-progress instance)
@firstname.lastname@example.org, my account on Pixelfed, an Instagram-like platform
@email@example.com, my account on Bookwyrm, a platform to share readings and books
@firstname.lastname@example.org, my account on Lemmy, a Reddit-like platform
Instance admins are the administrators and often also the founders of a Fediverse node.
Following them is interesting and useful for several reasons, mainly because they often act as “bridges” among servers and communities, by reposting interesting stuff posted elsewhere. Furthermore, as admins they are the main s