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It's been a while since my last post on the subject, but here are some exciting news about #funkwhale: the #federation is actually usable now, as shown in the video below:

1. We follow another instance
2. We scan it's library
3. We import some tracks from it
4. We play those tracks from our own instance

You can't imagine how happy I am to see this actually working, after weeks working on the protocol/invisible stuff!


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Thanks. We hope we will inspire and help (technically) others to launch similar initiatives so that the number of decentralized and federated service providers grows.

The sun is shining in England! It's actually feeling like Spring at last.

'Silly Season' is upon us almost, t-shirt--coat--coat-t-shirt, ...

Time to start on the New Year resolutions! :)

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@mikeao (I mean, for one thing, the source download links at easyinstall.citadel.org don't work over HTTPS…)

One alternative, to the FOSS social networks, like diaspora, friendica, and hubzilla (and of course mastodon ) is the citadel suite. It has an amazing pedigree, (like 30 years) so is not going away with the next fad or craze. It's rock solid, and has a small but friendly team who maintain and add to this great system.



Goto" uncensored.citadel.org " site, sign up to see a citadel in action.

(just noticed i spelt FOSS as floss :D . maybe we should all have a good digital floss? )

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Has anyone written about, or formed a view of the future, where 'we the public', live our digital social lives in privacy without being prey to too much corporate manipulation?

Things that come to mind:
# independant floss software systems/servers
# universal encryption
# a sensible way to fund free communications, and safe online social living

Small things please sometimes. I just posted a 500 character toot. :)

500 seems about right. You can say pretty much anything, without sounding like a Donald Trump twitter robot. Very cool! :)

Just thinking now: Something i have thought about for a few years , and i am sure many have before me.
What would persuade my friends and family to ditch - firstly - Facebook?
I suppose we all need just one 'tech savvy' person in our immediate circle of friends. First to actually inform us of things like 'data mining', and loss of personal freedom, also to maybe run a social media server (mastodon, friendica, diaspora?) . Suggestions - on connecting all these circles of friends very welcome.

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Does anyone know if sdf.org still has a diaspora server?
Last i was around these parts, diaspora was the social here.

An observation: i have read some real cool things in the past day or two here. While all my friends are on facebook (relations too) - it's a breath of fresh air to read 'real' opinions from people that have formed them for themselves. (and no ads :) )

First experience of mastodon!

Hello World!

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko