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@FlorentL Image/photoBienvenue à vous et salutations depuis #Friendica dans le Fediverse. Si cela vous intéresse, vous trouverez des informations de base sur les réseaux sociaux décentralisés ICI


 
@FlorentL Image/photoImage/photoBienvenue à vous et salutations depuis #Friendica dans le Fediverse. Si cela vous intéresse, vous trouverez des informations de base sur les réseaux sociaux décentralisés ICI


 
As you can check, I'm on #Friendica (#Libranet.de) and I can tag all my comments as you see


 
I have people sign up to my #Friendica server from time to time, maybe 1-3 users a week on average. But there is only a few public posts at all. Some users, at least according to /admin/users/ did post something, but if I go to their profile there is nothing there.
This really tricks me out. I can't stop to wonder if there actually post something or if Friendica just shows that they did?

I did do a test signup some time ago to check the email is sent and I receive it on the test email address, this worked.

Also I have some, rare cases, of users posting some spam and out of the 60 users I have even 10 or so with public post (some again to me seem to be spamming) and mostly only 1 or 2 posts per user are there.

I think is is not really worth the effort to run the server if there is no real users posting things.

!Friendica Admins


 

ActivityPub fΓΌr WordPress


Das Plugin implementiert das ActivityPub-Protokoll in Worpress. Die Leser können deine Worpress Beiträge auf Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica und Hubzilla verfolgen.
The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format.
Quelle: ActivityPub – WordPress-Plugin | WordPress.org

#Plugin #ActivityPub #Worpress #Mastodon #Pleroma #Friendica #Hubzilla
https://zsemberi.de/activitypub-fuer-wordpress/


 
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Habe erst jetzt entdeckt, dass es - neben der älteren App, mit der ich mich aber nicht so recht anfreunden konnte - eine neuere #Friendica-App für #Android gibt. Noch sehr minimalistisch, aber gefällt mir. Der Default-Screen nach der Anmeldung ist der Stream. Wischt man nach rechts oder links, erscheint die Seite mit den eigenen Beiträgen und Unterhaltungen. Unten gibts einen Button, über den man ein Posting verfassen kann.

Gelungen ist vor allem die Android-#Systemintegration. Endlich echte Benachrichtigungen auf dem Handy, wenn es neue Benachrichtigungen für einen selbst in #Friendica gibt. Beim Erstellen von Postings kann man, nachdem man die Genehmigungen dazu in der App als Opt-In (sehr gut gelöst) erteilt hat, Bilder vom Handy einfügen, sogar Fotos oder Videos aufnehmen und direkt einfügen, und Standortinformationen einfügen.

Oben neben der Kanalüberschrift steht, wenn es Benachrichtigungen gibt, deren Zahl. Beim Anklicken öffnet sich ein Layer mit den Benachrichtigungen, und man kann einzelne anklicken, um an die betreffende Stelle zu springen. Ansonsten gehört der gesamte Canvas dem Content. Letzterer arbeitet auch mit Offline-Caching, was die App sehr schnell macht.

Das alles finde ich prima und modern gelöst. Sicherlich fehlen noch Features - so habe ich noch nicht gefunden, ob und wie ich an Einstellungen komme. Auch den Zugriff auf die Bilder-Galerie oder die persönlichen Notizen kann ich nicht finden, und auch nicht, wie ich Kontakte hinzufügen kann. Aber das kann ja alles noch kommen. Der Anfang ist jedenfalls vielversprechend. Ich hoffe, die App wird noch weiter entwickelt.

Features


  • Enable for all Friendica base website
  • Support display network public stream: Friendica / Diaspora* / Mastodon
  • Dashboard [Public / Friends / My / Favorite timeline]
  • Simple user page / status page
  • Status post (photo / location tag / group permission)
  • Support offline capacity
  • Notification
  • Like / UnLike
  • Favorites
  • Retweet
  • Hashtag
  • Sticker

    Links

  • On Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cool.mixi.dica
  • Support Forum: https://meld.de/profile/dica
  • GITHUB Source: http://dica.mixi.cool/
  • About-Artikel: [url]https://zsemberi.de/new-friendica-android-app/
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    #Friendica has just been updated to version 2019.03

    If you haven't tried Friendica lately, this might be a good time to take a look.

    It's a Facebook alternative that works with both ActivityPub (Mastodon etc.) and Diaspora. It has a Facebook-style interface and similar features (photo galleries, events, groups etc). You can also follow RSS feeds alongside AP and Diaspora, all in a single news stream. (There are optional add-ons that let admins add even more networks too.)

    Some good places to sign up:
    https://nerdica.net
    https://libranet.de
    https://social.isurf.ca

    You can find more Friendica instances in the official directory

    You can use it through the browser, or through the Fedilab app available on Google Play and F-Droid.

    #Facebook #DeleteFacebook


     
    I discovered it being subject to the same issue where I started up in #Friendica.


     
    Image/photoSo welcome back again once more time !
    from #Friendica in the Fediverse. If you're interested you may find very basic information about decentralised social network HERE
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    When I reinstalled Chrome on my Windows machine to test a display bug in #Friendica, I sure wasn't expecting it to remember the last open tabs, all the extensions and my signed-in Google account in the browser. I guess I'll have to find how to scrub everything clean.


     

    Which server should an new #Fediverse user choose?


    Eugen, the creator of Mastodon and admin of the biggest Mastodon server, mastodon.social, talks about the challenges new users might face when they want to register a Mastodon account. In fact these problems aren't limited to Mastodon.

    Every user planning to create an account somewhere in the #Fediverse has to make several decisions first:

    1. Which platform?

    Do I want to settle on #Mastodon, #Diaspora, #Friendica, #Hubzilla, #Pleroma, #Socialhome or one of the more specialised choices? Given that most of these platforms differ in features, chances are high that I can make a choice based on technical facts. Maybe I already know some accounts I want to follow, which might narrow down the list of choices since not all networks are connected (most notably Mastodon and Diaspory can't see each other, so I can either use the one I need or one of the multi-protocol platforms). Even if I can't decide yet, I'll just register one account for every platform.

    2. Which server?

    Now this might be the harder question. Let's assume I picked a platform and now want to register my account. Which server should I chose and why? For some platforms there are servers that are specialised on single topics, so if, for example, I am an English speaking Open Source evangelist and want to use Mastodon, there is a server that is just right for me.

    But what If I have several main interests? There is no special community for people who like knitting and fishing. Or, more likely, what if I can't even decide on my interests right now? See, I'm interested in many things, nothing special though, just want to talk about things. Where should I register?

    Of course there are many servers in every network that aren't limited to any set of topics. So I'll just choose the one that most other people already chose, right?

    Well, nearly. And that's exactly Eugen's problem here. As a user, you want to use a server that

    - is well maintained and is here to stay.
    - has some more users so its public timeline isn't empty.

    But from a technical view it would be great if users would spread equally over all servers. So I'll just choose the one that has the least users, right?

    Well, nearly. Maybe a compromise is the way to go. It could look like this:

    - Look for a server with more than one user.
    - See if it exists for more than, say, three months.
    - Look up the admins, see what they post, ask yourself if you like them.
    - Have a look at the server's public timeline.

    These tools might help answering a newcomer's questions:

    - https://the-federation.info/
    - https://fediverse.party/
    - https://podupti.me/

    But the main question stays: how do you explain this to a passer-by who just wants to quickly create a Fediverse account? Could a landing page featuring a "I'm feeling lucky" button that will automatically pick a random server help?
    Eugen - 2019-03-20 22:00:40 GMT
    The role of mastodon.social in the Mastodon ecosystem

    https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/03/the-role-of-mastodon.social-in-the-mastodon-ecosystem/
    #decentralised #decentralized #distributed #federation #pod #node #server


     

    Which server should an new #Fediverse user choose?


    Eugen, the creator of Mastodon and admin of the biggest Mastodon server, mastodon.social, talks about the challenges new users might face when they want to register a Mastodon account. In fact these problems aren't limited to Mastodon.

    Every user planning to create an account somewhere in the #Fediverse has to make several decisions first:

    1. Which platform?

    Do I want to settle on #Mastodon, #Diaspora, #Friendica, #Hubzilla, #Pleroma, #Socialhome or one of the more specialised choices? Given that most of these platforms differ in features, chances are high that I can make a choice based on technical facts. Maybe I already know some accounts I want to follow, which might narrow down the list of choices since not all networks are connected (most notably Mastodon and Diaspory can't see each other, so I can either use the one I need or one of the multi-protocol platforms). Even if I can't decide yet, I'll just register one account for every platform.

    2. Which server?

    Now this might be the harder question. Let's assume I picked a platform and now want to register my account. Which server should I chose and why? For some platforms there are servers that are specialised on single topics, so if, for example, I am an English speaking Open Source evangelist and want to use Mastodon, there is a server that is just right for me.

    But what If I have several main interests? There is no special community for people who like knitting and fishing. Or, more likely, what if I can't even decide on my interests right now? See, I'm interested in many things, nothing special though, just want to talk about things. Where should I register?

    Of course there are many servers in every network that aren't limited to any set of topics. So I'll just choose the one that most other people already chose, right?

    Well, nearly. And that's exactly Eugen's problem here. As a user, you want to use a server that

    - is well maintained and is here to stay.
    - has some more users so its public timeline isn't empty.

    But from a technical view it would be great if users would spread equally over all servers. So I'll just choose the one that has the least users, right?

    Well, nearly. Maybe a compromise is the way to go. It could look like this:

    - Look for a server with more than one user.
    - See if it exists for more than, say, three months.
    - Look up the admins, see what they post, ask yourself if you like them.
    - Have a look at the server's public timeline.

    These tools might help answering a newcomer's questions:

    - https://the-federation.info/
    - https://fediverse.party/
    - https://podupti.me/

    But the main question stays: how do you explain this to a passer-by who just wants to quickly create a Fediverse account? Could a landing page featuring a "I'm feeling lucky" button that will automatically pick a random server help?
    Eugen - 2019-03-20 22:00:40 GMT
    The role of mastodon.social in the Mastodon ecosystem

    https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/03/the-role-of-mastodon.social-in-the-mastodon-ecosystem/
    #decentralised #decentralized #distributed #federation #pod #node #server


     
    You can always try #friendica on Freenode.


     
    @Hypolite Petovan , do you know if there is some option that controls if forum posts (normal posts that I make where ! tag the forum) will show up with all my regular posts? Right now they do not - is that the expected behavior? I'm trying to make them show up both in the forum and on my own time-line. #Friendica


     

    Please share your thoughts: Cleanup friendica header structure


    !Friendica Support
    I would like to gather some feedback on a #design proposal to cleanup #friendica headers. If this is the wrong forum please hint me in the correct direction, but as both developers and users read the support forum I think it's a good fit.

    Below find two images a) currently b) proposal.

    Things to think about:

    1. let's get rid of the secondary header menu: I think two header menubars are confusing, overwhelming for new users, uncommon on other social networks (for obvious reasons) and provide littele benefit on the pro side of things.
    1.1 new post could move to the left column, text should be added and the button increased - it's the most important function of a social network after all, right?
    1.2 sorting: currently Commented Order, Posted Order, Personal, Starred are shown. I don't think it's a common use case to switch between those a lot. depending on what the consensus is here those options could a) be moved to the settings or b) added to the top menu as dropdown to save space and have less user facing options.
    1.3 I know forums are displayed in the secondary header, that info could also be moved to the left column where it would fit quite nicely
    2. comparing the design, note how much cleaner the overall layout appears. that has partly to do with the fact that the secondary header menu is poorly layouted and sticks out like a wrong UI element, this is solved by removing the second menubar.

    What are your thoughts on this?

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    Attention users of social.linuxlusers.com, there's a new official admin account!


    I have added the new account, @Super Luser , that will be used exclusively for posts related to the social.linuxlusers.com #Friendica node (such as maintenance notifications or announcements). It will also be used to provide help & support for users! This way, no one needs be subjected to all my unrelated personal posts just to get this important info! This is, of course, how it should have been done from the start.

    Please be sure to subscribe to this new official account if you're a user of social.linuxlusers.com and would like to see information related to this node, or easily ask questions and get help! There is certainly no obligation to do so, though.


     
    Dear @Paul Sutton , @Tobias , and all the others around. I've sent the following text and link to the newhere I follow in the languages I use (EN, FR, ES, IT):
    ==========
    Welcome to you and greetings from #Friendica in the Fediverse. If you're interested you may find very basic information about decentralised social network HERE
    ==============
    The few feedback I got, tell me it is useful to them also because it is so easy to access.
    I must say that I the ratio new d* vs new Friendica is not in favor of Friendica despite we are a few ones to promote our network in FB and in G+ predominantly.
    I don't have a github account and not planning to open one. Maybe because I don't understand it use.


     

    Good info for new users


    Decentralised & Free Social Networks

    For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to #help you navigate this new social network universe:

    - Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.
    Nevertheless, be aware that currently not all the platforms (see this word later) are fully compatible and limit you in the possibility of interactions.
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    - Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. #Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

    - Server - pod - instance - node - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). The variability in naming is due to the various origins of these platforms now working to intercommunicate.
    For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

    - The Federation - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all servers running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Fediverse - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all servers running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these servers can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

    Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

    Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.
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    #Fediverse issues


    "help wanted" - #Hubzilla -> link

    "Junior Jobs" - #Friendica -> link

    "help wanted" - #diaspora -> link

    "fit for beginners" - #Mastodon -> link

    "needs help" - #Misskey -> link

    "good first issue" - #Peertube -> link

    "needs #design" / "easy" - #Pleroma -> link 1 / link 2

    "help wanted" - #Socialhome -> link


     

    #Fediverse issues


    "help wanted" - #Hubzilla -> link

    "Junior Jobs" - #Friendica -> link

    "help wanted" - #diaspora -> link

    "fit for beginners" - #Mastodon -> link

    "needs help" - #Misskey -> link

    "good first issue" - #Peertube -> link

    "needs #design" / "easy" - #Pleroma -> link 1 / link 2

    "help wanted" - #Socialhome -> link


     
    I tried setting it to 30 and did quite a few searches over the last 30 minutes. It timed out about 50% of the time with this setting, and always took ~1min when it did work. That was an improvement, of course... but I lowered it to 20, expecting only marginally better results. However, to my surprise now any search I do populates results in a second or two. I’m not repeating queries, to rule out caching, and I am searching common things that generate many pages of results. The same positive results when I click a page number too, it’s lightning fast (relatively speaking, from where we were! Ha).

    I don’t understand this behavior, but I’m very happy with it! I was I was under the impression setting this to 20 would result in only 20 results appearing, at most, but apparently I haven’t fully grok’d it yet ha.

    Thank you so much @Hypolite Petovan & @Tobias ! You guys are amazing! #friendica forever! :P


     

    Friendica search is working very slow, even timing out with a 504


    @Hypolite Petovan , maybe you could shed some light on how to better deal with the search feature... Almost every search I perform results in a 504 error, at least the first few times I try. I've increased the number of php fpm workers and lowered the nice value a bit (also for nginx workers), as my server does do quite a few tasks - but it's pretty finely tuned and resources are typically available (unless things get really hectic). Is there anything else I can do? I've tested under my lightest loads, even after freshly restarting php & nginx. Everything else on my site is fairly low latency. I see from the admin settings that the search does a global search in the background to cache it for later searches, but it seems like it doesn't work until I finally get it to not timeout with the 504...

    Could this have more to do with the remote server than my own? Now, I know a 504 is a gateway timeout and means the remote server didn't give us everything we needed in time... but I'm not sure if it's because that server is going slow or if it's because the search is just trying to do too much (see php fpm slow log).

    Does the global directory setting set the site that this search uses (currently set to: https://dir.friendica.social)? Is there an alternate directory you could recommend I use for searches?

    I just thought maybe before I spend too much more time on this you (or someone from the team) might have some tips or insights :)

    PHP-FPM slow log:
    [19-Mar-2019 21:32:53] WARNING: [pool www] child 14135, script '/var/www/friendica/index.php' (request: "GET /index.php") executing too slow (75.532601 sec), logging
    [19-Mar-2019 21:32:53] NOTICE: child 14135 stopped for tracing
    [19-Mar-2019 21:32:53] NOTICE: about to trace 14135
    
    [19-Mar-2019 21:32:53]  [pool www] pid 14135
    script_filename = /var/www/friendica/index.php
    [0x00007f6ddbe9dda0] curl_exec() /var/www/friendica/src/Util/Network.php:212
    [0x00007f6ddbe9db58] curl() /var/www/friendica/src/Network/Probe.php:1346
    [0x00007f6ddbe9d8f0] ostatus() /var/www/friendica/src/Network/Probe.php:696
    [0x00007f6ddbe9d688] detect() /var/www/friendica/src/Network/Probe.php:333
    [0x00007f6ddbe9d420] uri() /var/www/friendica/src/Model/Contact.php:1139
    [0x00007f6ddbe9d1c8] getIdForURL() /var/www/friendica/src/Model/Contact.php:1193
    [0x00007f6ddbe9d070] getIdForURL() /var/www/friendica/src/Model/Contact.php:2096
    [0x00007f6ddbe9cd08] magicLink() /var/www/friendica/mod/dirfind.php:228
    [0x00007f6ddbe9cb90] dirfind_content() /var/www/friendica/src/LegacyModule.php:69
    [0x00007f6ddbe9ca98] runModuleFunction() /var/www/friendica/src/LegacyModule.php:44
    [0x00007ffc5e13dbf0] content() unknown:0
    [0x00007f6ddbe9c828] call_user_func() /var/www/friendica/src/App.php:1765
    [0x00007f6ddbe9c6d0] runFrontend() /var/www/friendica/index.php:17
    [19-Mar-2019 21:32:53] NOTICE: finished trace of 14135


    NGINX log
    /var/log/nginx/social-linuxlusers-com.access.log:*.*.*.* - - [19/Mar/2019:21:31:10 -0400] "GET /dirfind?search=foss HTTP/1.1" 504 578 "https://social.linuxlusers.com/dirfind?search=floss" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/2.2.1388.37"


    #Friendica


     

    This is great information for new users!


    This is a particularity helpful read for G+ refugees or those fleeing the tyranny of Facebook - who may not have even been aware such networks existed! It's also just a well laid out, and easy to understand, description of the #fediverse .

    A big thank you to @alysonsee (Fca), for writing the article that I have been meaning to write, and doing a better job at it than I likely would have (bonus points for the Venn diagram)! Thank you for creating and sharing this!

    Also, thanks for sharing @Vladimir and updating me on the original author's identity. I'm definitely saving this to share with new users of my #friendica node when they ask such questions!

    [edited to fix incorrect attribution]

    Decentralised & Free Social Networks

    For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to #help you navigate this new social network universe:

    - Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.
    Nevertheless, be aware that currently not all the platforms (see this word later) are fully compatible and limit you in the possibility of interactions.
    Image/photo

    - Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. #Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

    - Server - pod - instance - node - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). The variability in naming is due to the various origins of these platforms now working to intercommunicate.
    For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

    - The Federation - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all servers running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Fediverse - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all servers running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these servers can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

    Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

    Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.


     

    A help for the wave of newcomers to come


    !Friendica Support

    Dear All,
    once upon a time I've been a G+ refugee and have been so happy to be kindly welcomed in Friendica and the instance which I now reside.
    Yet I spent much time in finding my way and realise after I landed on d* that Friendica was more interesting for me. So I though after @alysonsee (Fca) that putting together a sort of welcome text encompassing some basic jargon would be a good thing.
    Here is the text I'm planning to provide to any newcomer I see. Let me know how to improve it keeping in mind the following criteria :
    1. public is non geek lambda user
    2. quick so that the user has the impression he receives the keys in an A4 page max
    3. allow me to favorise #Friendica for its flexibility and connexion with the Free Network.
    ====================
    Decentralised & Free Social Networks

    For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

    - Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.
    Nevertheless, be aware that currently not all the platforms (see this word later) are fully compatible and limit you in the possibility of interactions.
    Image/photo

    - Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

    - Server - pod - instance - node - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). The variability in naming is due to the various origins of these platforms now working to intercommunicate.
    For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

    - The Federation - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all servers running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Fediverse - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all servers running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these servers can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

    Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

    Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.


     
    For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

    - Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.

    - Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

    - Pod - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). Also known as an “instance” or a “node”. For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

    - The Federation - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all pods running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Fediverse - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all pods running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

    Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

    Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.

    #diaspora #federation #friendica #hubzilla #gplusrefugees #pluspora


     
    !Friendica Support

    Tags in WordPress feeds will not be used as tags im #Friendica posts anymore. Why?


     
    Wow! Friendica's Twitter bridge is bi-directional? I was on Twitter proper and reshared a post. I came over to Diaspora to check a Friendica-to-Diaspora connection and saw it. Hat's off #friendica developers!


     
    For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

    - Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.

    - Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

    - Pod - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). Also known as an “instance” or a “node”. For example, pluspora.com is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; mastodon.social is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and libranet.de is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

    - The Federation - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all pods running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Fediverse - The collective of pods running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all pods running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

    - The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

    Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

    Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.

    #diaspora #federation #friendica #hubzilla #gplusrefugees #pluspora


     
    !Friendica Admins

    Does anyone plan to join the #Wikipedia blackout with their #Friendica node on 21.03.2019?

    @Tobias does that blackout addon still work, did you test it lately?


     
    Working on #Friendica really expanded my international horizons, I now know how to say "Guys with big schlongs" in Italian, and you can learn it too!
    #internationalization #i18n #schlong


     

    Just a little 'Thank You'...


    @Hypolite Petovan , you make me proud and quite happy that I chose Friendica for my #distributed / #federated social platform! My sincerest gratitude to you for what you've given to the community, and your (seemingly) endless patience to help others. What a great dev and a fine human being! You make #Friendica one of the best open-source software experiences out there.

    I hope to eventually be able to contribute something real to the project as well, but for now I just wanted to say 'thank you'!

    Btw, I'm sure there are a lot of other people that deserve a huge thanks for Friendica, and I'm grateful to them as well - but @Hypolite Petovan is the person I have direct experience with, and has helped me out several times since I started running my Friendica instance. I certainly don't mean to minimize anyone else, though, and I realize OSS is a team effort! So thanks to everyone involved!


     
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    G+ style Multi-Column Streams in diaspora, Tumblr, Mastodon, Hubzilla, Friendica, YouMe, and MeWe.

    I’ve put together CSS styles which provide multi-column Streams in various social media platforms. This has a huge effect on browsing speed. To use them, you:

    1) Download Stylus plugin (Chrome, Firefox or Opera): https://add0n.com/stylus.html

    2) Install desired Multi-Column style from here: https://userstyles.org/users/773238

    3) Modify the domain it acts on if you're using a different pod

    Enjoy!

    = = = = = ADDITIONAL NOTES = = = = =

    diaspora is the most refined, with a lot of extra features like multicolumn comments, autoexpand all posts, font size customization, and other UI enhancements

    Tumblr is also solid; it keeps the standard width of Tumblr posts and is responsive to width (2 or 3 columns)

    Mastodon is maybe 95% good, depending on how you prefer to use Mastodon.

    Hubzilla is maybe 80% good. Because of the right sidebar, this is limited to two columns by default.

    Friendica is maybe 60% good. There's some sort of vertical scrolling bug when the left sidebar is too tall. If the left sidebar is short enough to fit on screen, all is good. But if the left sidebar is too tall, then scrolling gets stuck when you're too near the bottom of the content.

    YouMe is maybe 40% good. It works, but it also affects single post view. And YouMe itself is really buggy right now (it only just launched). But the good news is that my userstyle can be used to produce single column (it's normally 2 column, which not everybody likes).

    MeWe is maybe 50% good. As with Hubzilla, the right sidebar limits available space. So, it only provides 2 columns by default. And due to the complexity of MeWe, it only applies to the home and Groups pages - so, only single column view if you go to a single group. But as far as I've noticed, it's not buggy.

    Of these platforms, the only ones I use significantly are diaspora, Tumblr, and Mastodon. Those will be the best supported, naturally.

    #diaspora #tumblr #mastodon #hubzilla #friendica #youme #mewe #pluspora #tips #tip #diasporatips

    (Putting them all here in one convenient place.)


     
    Question about Twitter Connector: I replied on this post:
    https://squeet.me/display/962c3e10-105c-8626-fa35-96b176118741
    Friendica post got mirrored to Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/MannheimBeauty/status/1105034322443153408
    Following the link in the Tweet back to Friendica throws a 404 when opening link and not being logged into friendica. This is reproducible.

    To me this feels like a bug, as the friendica post is public and to my knowledge unrestricted. Does anybody have an idea, why this is not working? Is it a known problem?
    #friendica #bug


     
    My #friendica instance is still crashing in reason of my 2GB of RAM.

    But it looks like it is a common issue on #mariadb container. I am trying to fix memory constraints to avoid this with :

    `docker update -m 500M --memory-swap 500M friendicadb`

    Hope it will work !

    The other option is to pop an ARM server with more resources but unfortunately friendica server image is not yet compatible.

    !Friendica Admins


     
    #RPG Folks: There's a Friendica server at https://rpgtable.top, part of the Fediverse, designed originally as a refuge for the G+ rolegaming community and expanding/revising its role in the larger community as people join and participate. I'm one of the admins. Check out our instance! #ttrpg #friendica #tabletop_rpg #gaming #games


     
    #RPG Folks: There's a Friendica server at https://rpgtable.top, part of the Fediverse, designed originally as a refuge for the G+ rolegaming community and expanding/revising its role in the larger community as people join and participate. I'm one of the admins. Check out our instance! #ttrpg #friendica #tabletop_rpg #gaming #games


     
    I was pleasantly surprised at the anti-climatic and uneventful outcome of your friend's platform transition! That is indeed great!

    As someone who has only been maintaining a #Friendica instance for a few days now I am curious; did your friend cite any reasons for their move to #Mastadon? Was his instance for personal use, or open publicly? I imagine it would take some pretty major problems (with the former) or benefits (to the latter) to justify transitioning a public node! ...But like I said, I'm new to this and just trying to get a broader understanding of what people are doing with these amazing open-source platforms, and what sorts of general consensus exists around them. Thanks for sharing this!


     
    #Fediverse tale: a #Friendica contact of mine announced he moved to #Mastodon, a different social media platform. I can still follow him, so the move has been seamless for me.

    That’s it. That’s great. Join the Fediverse.


     

    PHP fatal error


    Hello !Friendica Support

    this php error appears from time to time when the worker starts.

    Friendica 2019.03-rc - 1304, PHP 7.2.13
    PHP Warning:  include(/src/Protocol/PortableContact.php): failed to open stream: Too many open files in /vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444
    PHP Warning:  include(): Failed opening '/vendor/composer/../../src/Protocol/PortableContact.php' for inclusion (include_path='/vendor/pear/text_languagedetect:.:/package/host/localhost/php-7.2.13/lib/php:/include:/library:/var/www/virtual/paddler/html') in /vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444
    PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Class 'Friendica\Protocol\PortableContact' not found in /src/Worker/DiscoverPoCo.php:88
    Stack trace:
    #0 [internal function]: Friendica\Worker\DiscoverPoCo::execute('server', 'https://grindco...')
    #1 /src/Core/Worker.php(395): call_user_func_array('Friendica\\Worke...', Array)
    #2 /src/Core/Worker.php(292): Friendica\Core\Worker::execFunction(Array, 'DiscoverPoCo', Array, true)
    #3 /src/Core/Worker.php(110): Friendica\Core\Worker::execute(Array)
    #4 /bin/worker.php(54): Friendica\Core\Worker::processQueue(false)
    #5 {main}
      thrown in /src/Worker/DiscoverPoCo.php on line 88


    #friendica #phperror


     

    Donate to Friendica dev


    !Friendica Support

    I'm getting some digital errands done today, and I'm long overdue in donating to the #Friendica development cause. However, I looked around the friendi.ca site and don't see any info on how to do so: https://friendi.ca/?s=donate

    Do y'all accept donations?


     


     
    !Friendica Admins

    I created the bot that allows to suggest instances. You can test it by mentioning it at @fedvice

    - You need to add a URL to the instance and keywords.

    - It replies with the same privacy of your original message.

    - You can remove your data simply by mentioning it with the word "delete" or "remove".

    - It will guess the social network behind the host name.

    - The next step will be to suggest instances thanks to keywords when it will have more data.

    Source code: https://gitlab.com/tom79/fedvice

    #fediverse #federation #friendica


     
    !Friendica Support

    How do I upload a video to #Friendica? Shouldn't it be possible the same way as it can be done with photos?


     
    Hello !Friendica Support

    This notice appears since the last git pull at every worker call.
    PHP Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /src/Core/Worker.php on line 853

    #friendica #notice


     

    What is a #Cuckpod?


    The precise criteria are somewhat murky, but it seems to involve hurting a Nazi's feelings. Various lame attempts have been made at creating a static list, but thanks to @https://podupti.me we have proper software to do this.

    If you're a #cuckpodmin, or just wish you were, add your pod to the list so all of the edgelord shitheels in the Federation know to steer clear of your NPC ass. If you sign up in the next 30 days, George Soros will cover all of your hosting expenses for a year*!

    (* I mean, unless he already does -- which is pretty much a given, amirite?)

    https://cuckpods.online/

    #cuckpods #diaspora #hubzilla #friendica #federation #podmins #poduptime


     

    Some thoughts on Frio - including possibly a necessary security update


    !Friendica Developers

    Hey all!

    First important part of this - https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-8331 - I believe we should get Bootstrap in Frio updated to version 3.4.1 as it's affected by this vulnerability. I've created PR #6736 for this. As it's my first PR for Friendica, I hope I've done it appropriately. (I realise the CVE notice only mentions 4.3.1 but you'll see from the Bootstrap release notes that V3 is affected too)

    Beyond the XSS vulnerability, as I've been poking around with updating the XMPP addon, I've discovered that there is a conflict with converse.js and Frio as converse.js versions 3.x and newer use Bootstrap 4, and Frio uses Bootstrap 3. There's conflict with that scenario, witnessable if one tries using the converse widget from converse's own documentation site (where they apparently have Bootstrap 3 in use on the docs site).

    I've done some Friendica discussion searching on the bootstrap topic, and it sounds like it's come up a bit in the past, but may be a rather large project to accomplish.

    In spending some time looking at all the things that have changed between Bootstrap 3 and 4, it seems like it's a pretty good-sized list, but is it going to be unmanageable due to some factor that I'm not grokking from my limited experience with changing things like this?

    I have started poking around with this change myself, just to see what happens as I do the modifications. It looks a little discouraging on the surface, but I also honestly haven't got very far in to switching things around. For someone who has done theme development in Friendica and is familiar with Bootstrap, I would love to hear their thoughts on this topic.

    #frio #friendica #theme #securityalert


     
    I hear #Docker and #friendica :-) if you have good ideas or want to just try this combination, feel free to use/support https://github.com/friendica/docker


     
    In case you missed it from the blog ;-) We've got a Release Candidate for the 2019.03 release.

    !Friendica Admins
    Friendica 2019.03 RC available


    #Friendica #ReleaseCandidate #WeAreFamily


     

    Wilkommen/Welcome


    Hi @Eduardo Thomas und @EmersonSch

    Ein paar Tipps wie man am besten seinen ersten Beitrag verfasst. Es ist gut im ersten Beitrag den Hashtag "neuhier", also #neuhier einzubinden dazu noch ein kleiner Text, also zum Beispiel so:

    Hastags

    Hallo ich bin #neuhier und interessiere mich für #Friendica, #Android, #Datenschutz, #Netzwerke und #Hunde und gehe gerne #Paddeln.

    Dieser Beitrag wird dann, sofern als öffentlicher Beitrag erstellt, auch an andere Server verteilt, über die Hashtags finden andere Nutzer mit gleichen Interessen deinen Beitrag. So lernst Du neue Menschen mit gleichen Interessen kennen und es kommt ein bisschen Aktivität in die eigene #Timeline. Grundsätzlich funktioniert das auch mit jedem weiteren Beitrag, #Tags helfen bei der #Vernetzung sehr.

    Nach dem Absenden des Beitrags kannst du auch direkt den verwendeten Tags selber folgen, indem du diesen anklickst und über das Pluszeichen oben rechts speicherst. Du kannst auch andere Hastags über das Suchfeld (oben) suchen und jede Suche genau so speichern. Durch das speichern der Suche fordert dieser Server von anderen Servern Beiträge mit diesen Tags an und dieser erscheinen in deiner #Netzwerkleiste.

    Das Erwähnen

    Mit dem @ Zeichen kannst du User direkt ansprechen. Füge @username@domain in deinem Beitrag ein und Derjenige wird eine Benachrichtigung bekommen das er in einem Beitrag erwähnt wurde.

    Das Teilen

    Wenn du andere Webseiten schnell auf meld.de teilen willst kannst du den Code am Ende des Beitrages benutzen, als #Bookmark abspeichern und auf der zu teilenden Webseite anklicken. Es geht ein Popup Fenster auf in dem du noch deinen #Pod Adresse eintragen musst, das wäre dann meld.de, Pod speichern und schon kannst du besuchte Webseiten auf meld.de teilen.

    ---------------------------------

    Here a few Tipps, how one writes best the first contribution. It is good to insert the Hashtag "newhere" thus #newhere in the first contribution. In addition still another small text, for example so:

    Hastags

    Hello I am #newhere and am interested in #Friendica, #Android, #Privacy, #Networks and #Dogs and like #Paddling.

    This post will then be distributed to other servers if it is a public post. Hashtags will help other users with the same interests to find your post. In this way you get to know new people with the same interests and a little activity is added to your #Timeline. Basically, this works with every post you make, #Tags help a lot with #networking.

    After submitting the post, you can also follow the tags directly by clicking on them and saving them with the plus sign in the upper right corner. You can also search for other #Hastags using the search field (above) and save each search exactly the same way. By saving the search, this server requests posts with these tags from other servers and these will appear in your #Network bar.

    Mentioning

    With the @ sign you can address users directly. Add @username@domain to your post and the one will get a notification that he was mentioned in a post.

    Share

    If you want to share other websites quickly on meld.de you can use the code at the end of the post, save it as #bookmark and click on the website you want to share. There will be a popup window where you have to enter your #Pod address, that would be meld.de, save the pod and you can already share the currently visited website on meld.de.

    javascript:(function(){f='http://sharetodiaspora.github.io/?url='+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href)+'&title='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)+'&notes='+encodeURIComponent(''+(window.getSelection?window.getSelection():document.getSelection?document.getSelection():document.selection.createRange().text))+'&v=1&';a=function(){if(!window.open(f+'noui=1&jump=doclose','diasporav1','location=yes,links=no,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=no,width=820,height=750'))location.href=f+'jump=yes'};if(/Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent)){setTimeout(a,0)}else{a()}})()