Since the beginning of the year, there's been a bit of a pattern over on @kbinDevlog:...
This reminds us the importance of having a built-in groups feature, and one where the groups feature actually federates.
Back in 2008, when the #Fediverse was born, we did have a built-in federated groups in #Laconica / #StatusNet (today known as #GNUsocial). We used bang (!) instead of at (@). A built-in groups feature is more stable as established instances can host them.
Today, we have #Friendica and #Hubzilla (as well as #Streams-based instances) to fill in that, as groups is a built-in feature in those software products. It's just a matter of finding an instance that's open to hosting groups for any topic for the ActivityPub protocol.
That said, any Friendica, Hubzilla, Streams-based instances you suggest for groups?
Die ursprünglichen #Forum'e im #Internet gelten schon länger als #veraltet und die scheinbare alternative Lösung #Reddit hat nun #KI integriert und schnuppern die #User aus. Die wahre #Alternative finden wir wieder im Fediverse und sind ua #kbin / #Mbin so wie #Lemmy. Ja das #Fediverse ist viel mehr als nur #Mastodon und Co und kommuniziert nicht nur auf einem Server, sondern in der #Community (ihr kennt es evt schon)
Large AI company is paying about $60 million for access to Reddit (YOUR content) so it can train its AI models
Fediverse does have open source alternatives like lemmy, kbin, mbin etc that you can try
Hello #Kbin! I'm signing up on every fediverse site I can find to try all the different interfaces, features, and wacky combinations the open web has to offer. I'll probably be sharing my findings on WriteFreely or Plume after a while. I apologize in advance for any weirdness that may result from my experiments. 😅
So, did I miss anything noteworthy? Does anyone have any tips or recommendations before I choose a server for any one of these? I'll probably be going for the most popular server on each for improved federation and maintenance.
Note: I'm using #Sharkey right now and Misskey forks are already overrepresented, so that's why it's not included.
The #Fediverse spam attack is pretty interesting as a single user instance owner. Unless someone I follow on #Mastodon interacts with a spam post, I don't get to see it. Consequently, I don't think I've seen a single one via Mastodon.
I use Mastodon to follow a bunch of #Lemmy and #Kbin communities though, which function when viewed by Mastodon as a user boosting every post to their community. Therefore I'm seeing a lot of posts that way (before blocking and reporting).
If you've ever posted anything on Reddit, your words are going to be sucked up into an "AI" database. The people who profit from this are Reddit and the "AI" company.
What do you get? Screwed, again, by tech companies that have pure contempt for your privacy and rights.
Has anyone patched either Mastodon or Lemmy so that Lemmy's posts display the whole article in your Mastodon feed yet? At this point it seems like it might be as "simple" as changing the post type from "article" to "note" since Mastodon is now able to display a good amount of formatting and stuff inline
#kbin is a mostly great Reddit-Like service that collects the fediverse into one place. That is an issue because there are servers out there which post illegal stuff. My day was ruined by reporting those who post that gross, illegal content! 🤢
I'm probably going to play No Man's Sky for the rest of today to get over the icky and uncomfortable feeling that pervades my mind. Especially since I'm still trying to complete the Living Starship Quest.
Explore our article: You say you want a revolution: help the free, fair, and friendly Fediverse destroy Big Social. https://symfonystation.mobileatom.net/Fediverse :fediverse: :mastodon: #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Mastodon #PixelFed #Friendica #PeerTube #kbin #FunkWhale #Owncast #Plemora #Lemmy #Bookwyrm
Us sitting here with our fiber internet and recent model phones have it pretty good. But the “i” in iPhone stands for “inequality”. Most people in the world still have pretty bad internet and old/slow phones. For a platform to be widely adopted and to serve the needs of those who often miss out, it needs to be frugal in network and cpu usage.
Lemmy Kbin PieFed Home page 4.5 MB 1.65 MB 700 KB – 930 KB Viewing a post 360 KB 826 KB (varies) 29 KB
The PieFed home page, showing 5x more posts than Lemmy, weighs between 700 and 930 KB, depending on which posts are shown. In low bandwidth mode, the home page is only 220 KB due to not having any thumbnails.
When viewing a post, we can assume various assets (CSS, JS and some images) are cached due to loading the home page first.
Kbin sends more data than it needs to when viewing a post, again because of not using loading=”lazy” which causes every profile picture of the commenters to be loaded at once. Making this simple fix would bring the weight down, from ~800 KB to around 50 KB.
PieFed only sends 10 KB – 30 KB to show a post, but it varies depending on the number and length of comments. This could be reduced even more by minifying the HTML response but with PieFed under active development I prefer the source to be as readable as possible to aid in debugging.
This is no accident. It is the result of choices made very early on in the development process, well before any code was written. These choices were made based on certain priorities and values which will continue to shape PieFed in the future as it grows. In a world where digital access remains unequal, prioritizing accessible and fast-loading websites isn’t just about technology; it’s a step towards a more inclusive and equitable society.
VIsto che sto provando #kbin, ho pensato bene di mettere in piedi una specie di nuovo blogghetto. Il primo post lo trovate qui:
In teoria dovreste poter seguire gli aggiornamenti tramite @ulaulanotepad direttamente da qualunque account federato.
Spero questa cosa funzioni (i post che vanno al gruppo di astronomia su #feddit li vedo anche qui sulla mia timeline mastodontica, per esempio).
Welche #Reddit Alternativen gibt es denn gerade?
Ich habe #Lemmy und #kbin auf dem Schirm und habe nur ein unbestimmtes Gefühl dass es an Lemmy viel Kritik gab, vielleicht auch an Kbin. Habt ihr mir da mehr Infos?
Having #reddit host (and therefore own) the conversation space on any subject is ridiculous. But the way #Lemmy & #kbin work presents the same problem. Basically they are not really decentralized etc. But if there were no communities/magazines, if hashtags only served that sorting function, and we instead merged the best parts of those conversation tools with the decentralized feed of #mastodon etc, we'd have something better than the closed corporate silos could ever provide. #fediverse
Una storia del fediverso finita male spiegata bene da poliverso
"Kbin era un progetto fantastico e il suo sviluppatore merita il nostro rispetto.
Purtroppo Kbin ha subito una tempesta perfetta che lo ha travolto: è nato nel momento sbagliato; anzi, è nato in un momento troppo giusto, poco prima che la migrazione da Reddit raggiungesse il suo apice"
- era troppo acerbo e troppo bello allo stesso tempo: gli utenti si accorsero di quanto fosse bello e vi si tuffarono in massa"
It is still early enough in the #redditmigration that #lemmy or #kbin can easily be replaced if something superior comes along. So if #piefed or #sublinks can develop their consumer facing products better and faster then they will inevitably get the community support. And since sublinks uses the existing Lemmy API it might have the best chance to do so.
You never know, the current Lemmy devs might be pushed aside tomorrow, anything could happen.