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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


 
Image/photoalysonsee (Fca) wrote the following post Tue, 12 Mar 2019 05:20:53 +0100

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


 
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


 

Decentralized Social Networks and Censorship

We’ve all heard of the big social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many others. These websites dominate the social interaction online. However, it is becoming clearer every day that these are insufficient for free and uninhibited conversation over the World Wide Web.
First of all, one thing that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, MySpace, MeWe, Gab.ai, and much more share are that they are centralized. There is one authority who decides what is and is not allowable, and one power to control what happens with your data. This one power has the ability to silence certain groups and ideas, and let others flourish. It has the power to take you and your friend’s personal information and use it for personal gain. It has the power to control every single person using the service. You are no longer a user of the platform, you are used by the platform.
#diaspora #mastodon #federation #fediverse #freedom #free-speech #MeWe #censorship #decentralization #social-networks


 

Decentralized Social Networks and Censorship

We’ve all heard of the big social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many others. These websites dominate the social interaction online. However, it is becoming clearer every day that these are insufficient for free and uninhibited conversation over the World Wide Web.
First of all, one thing that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, MySpace, MeWe, Gab.ai, and much more share are that they are centralized. There is one authority who decides what is and is not allowable, and one power to control what happens with your data. This one power has the ability to silence certain groups and ideas, and let others flourish. It has the power to take you and your friend’s personal information and use it for personal gain. It has the power to control every single person using the service. You are no longer a user of the platform, you are used by the platform.
#diaspora #mastodon #federation #fediverse #freedom #free-speech #MeWe #censorship #decentralization #social-networks


 
Our project wouldn't exist without everything the community, contributors and many people have done.

Thank you!

We can't wait to share many new updates that will be shipping soon 🚀

#pixelfed #activityPub #fediverse #powerToThePhotos #federation


 
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


 
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


 

Which websites featured on the Federation have the worst privacy?


My last post highlighted how ticking the OEmbed box to add a website picture to a post can compromise Federation users if it contains a tracker.

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I also mentioned tools, like Disconnect, we could use to detect websites which track their users. In this post I reveal some of the most popular reference websites on the Federation with low privacy and high tracking rates.

I believe Federation users should consider not embedding, or at least warning their readers about the surveillance techniques carried out by these sites.

A Princeton University study identified almost a million websites that track their users. Here are just 5 examples of websites whose stories are commonly quoted on the Federation:

WIRED


Wired is a popular website referenced on the Federation by many users because it publishes great tech-based stories. But how private is it?
Although it offers an ‘ad-free’ version for subscribers, normal visitors are ruthlessly fleeced for their data.

WIRED has embed deals (agreements to embed tracking codes into their pages for money or gain) with a staggering 171 third parties including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Vogue, GQ, Golf Digest, Bonappetit and Vanity Fair.




Some tracking beacons embedded on WIRED and captured by Ublock Origin

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151 of these third parties are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Turn, Add This, Scorecard Research, Adobe, Twitter Analytics, Typekit, Criteo and Quantserve. Aggressive trackers like Google Tag Manager (GTM), Add This and Turn are present here.

Below is a screengrab of the many scripts NoScript has blocked from the WIRED website, the 33 scripts, gifs and beacons blocked by Ublock Origin and a couple by Disconnect.




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WIRED sets 25 short-term and 28 long-term cookies itself, while allowing its third party partners (including 69 tracking companies) to set 26 short-term and 133 long-term cookies.

It uses Google Analytics without the anonymization feature enabled, so user details are sent to Google servers.

All WIRED servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules can be ignored.

Websites loading this many scripts/cookies are usually blacklisted by most users, not least because they drain a device’s battery.

WIRED claims that subscribing with them will mean an ad free experience, but I find it hard to believe that a subscription to WIRED will suddenly load a clean page without a single tracker retrieving data. But then I am not a WIRED subscriber. Please comment if you are and have no trackers.

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FOSSPOST


Seen by some as a safe pro-privacy resource celebrating Free and Open Source Software, FOSSPOST lets its users down by digitally fingerprinting their devices and loading 19 trackers into a browser.

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FOSSPOST has embed deals with 27 third parties, making its embed renting in the ‘low’ category, including Google, Amazon, Creative Commons and WordPress.

13 of these are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Amazon, Mailerlite, One Signal and the data-hungry caterpillar that is WordPress.

FOSSPOST sets 2 short-term and 2 long-term cookies itself while allowing its third party partners (including 3 tracking companies) to set 4 long-term cookies.

It uses Google Analytics without the anonymization feature so user details are sent to Google servers. All FOSSPOST servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules can be ignored.

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TECHCRUNCH


Acquired by Yahoo’s parent company, Oath (a company that includes AOL), under the Verizon umbrella, in 2010, this is a popular reference source for researchers and Federation users.

Historically, Yahoo deserves some kudos as they were one of the few big tech companies that objected to sharing their users’ details with the PRISM
spy program.

The Bush administration threatened them with $250k a day fines until they complied. Verizon bought them in 2017. Yahoo suffered the largest data breach in history in 2018.

The link to this NYT story is not embedded (consider blocking the GTM tracker on the site)

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/technology/documents-unsealed-in-yahoos-case-against-us-data-requests.html

TECHCRUNCH.com fingerprints the user’s device and dumps 2-7 Yahoo trackers in their browser, depending on the page loaded.

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TECHCRUNCH has embed deals with 27 third parties, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and WordPress.
15 of these are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, WordPress, Atwola, Typekit, AOL and Scorecard Research.

TECHCRUNCH sets 4 short-term and 5 long-term cookies itself while allowing its third party partners (including 4 tracking companies) to set 1 short-term and 7 long-term cookies.

It uses Google Analytics but interestingly enables the anonymization feature so some user details are not sent to Google servers.

All servers are based in the US so forget about GDPR privacy rules.

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THE REGISTER .co.uk


Although a great resource with well-written and groundbreaking stories, it isn’t as private as I’d hoped.

There is no obvious digital fingerprinting but it seems to have gathered more Google syndication in the last couple of years, (9 of its 16 embed deals are with the Big G). 12 known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Admedo and the Amp Project gather data.

THE REGISTER sets 3 short-term and 4 long-term cookies itself while allowing its third party partners (including 2 tracking companies) to set 7 long-term cookies.

It uses Google Analytics without enabling the anonymization feature so user details are sent to Google servers. Although THE REGISTER’s domain is in the UK, both its data and email servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules could be compromised here, though I am not a lawyer.

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The Guardian .com


I’ve been sitting on this for a few years now but it’s about time I blew the whistle.

I first noticed the Guardian newspaper’s website was digitally fingerprinting its users’ devices when they published an article on, um, Canvas Fingerprinting.

That page has been removed since, but they still continued doing it, long before Facebook, though not before Google.

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I’ve kept quiet about this surveillance because I admire the paper for its incredible journalism, especially exclusives like the Snowdon revelations, and its general championing of freedom issues across many sectors of society. But the hypocrisy has started to wear me down.

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Some tracking items & widgets embedded on Guardian .com and captured by Ublock Origin

The Guardian has embed deals with a privacy-sapping 142 third parties, including Google, Amazon, Bing, Twitter, and, despite being one of its main critics, Facebook. 132 of these third party partners are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Turn, AddThis, Scorecard Research, Blue Kai, Twitter Analytics, Rubicon, Criteo and Quantserve.

Some of the most aggressive trackers like GTM, AddThis and Turn are present here.

The Guardian also sets 3 short-term and 5 long-term cookies itself, while allowing its third party partners (including 51 tracking companies) to set 10 short-term and 131 long-term cookies.

Yes, we NEED the Guardian’s continued existence, but castigating Facebook et al while allowing them to track its users doesn’t sit well with me.

The website uses Google Analytics but at least enables the anonymization feature, so some user details are not sent to Google servers.

Although The Guardian’s data servers are in Germany, their email servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules could be compromised here, though, again, I am not a lawyer.

In conclusion, I’ve given just 5 examples of popular sites Federation users quote in their posts.

I am NOT advocating a boycott of these sites but politely suggest we don’t OEmbed them, just feature a hyperlink and give readers the heads-up about these privacy concerns.

Alternatively, look for other sources featuring the same story. It’s also worth highlighting which websites do NOT add a tracker when we OEmbed a story, or have a low level of surveillance. Please promote those guys.

#news #fakenews #journalism #FreePress #PressFreedom #theguardian
#privacy #tracking #trackers #facebook #social #mass-surveillance #gdpr #google #location #user #device #setup #private #secure #internet #tips #tricks #online #os #windows #apple #ios #advertising #ad #revenue #streams #developers #media #data #corporations #telemetry #consent #spyware #surveillancecapitalism #humanrights, #anonymity #cookies #surveillance #browser #proxy #relay #network #www #leaks #fingerprint #activity #activitytrackers #thefederation #pods #federation #fediverse #friendica #mastodon #pleroma #socialhome # #Gnusocial #Funkwhale #Peertube #pixelfed #hubzilla #Diaspora


 

Acá tienen a uno que pretende hacer con los pods independientes lo mismo que hace EE.UU. con los países soberanos


Image/photo
https://diaspora.com.ar/posts/2756123

Un tal canek (canek@share.naturalnews.com ) del pod share.naturalnews.com, se las da, al igual que EE.UU, de defensor de la "Libertad de expresión" y para eso no se le ocurre mejor idea que hacer una lista negra de lo que llama "Cuck pods" llamando a no registrarse en ellos. Para eso usa un falso criterio de "libertad de expresión" que básicamente consiste en decir y hacer cualquier cosa mientras los podmins mantienen una postura pasiva y permisiva, limitándose solo a la administración técnica del pod que corren.

Nuestro pod fue incluído en su lista negra con la siguiente leyenda que pasaré a responder a continuación. Otros pods incluídos en la lista son pod.disroot.org, diasp.org, nerdpol.ch, pod.geraspora.de. Muchos de los usuarios bloqueados en esos pods son trolls o fascistas cuyas cuentas fueron borradas.
http://diaspora.com.ar

Another cuck pod. This one acts as a national pod calling itself “Diaspora Argentina” yet deletes the accounts of nationalists and right-wingers without warning and has even been known to make public their personal information. (https://diaspora.com.ar/posts/846253) (https://diasp.org/posts/9153227)

El crimen que cometimos según ellos, ofendiendo su criterio de "libertad", es el de haber "borrado cuentas de nacionalistas derechistas (fascistas) sin aviso y haber hecho pública su información personal". Sin embargo, si bien borramos varias cuentas de fascistas, solo en un caso hicimos público su mail, por el carácter violento y pro-genocida de un usuario que era defensor de la dictadura militar argentina, que actuaba como troll y atacaba las publicaciones de personas y organizaciones que defendìan los Derechos Humanos. De hecho sí fue advertido pero continuó con su hostigamiento, no dándonos más remedio que actuar en su contra.
Estos cabeza hueca-liberales condenan con listas negras a quienes actuamos contra fascistas pero nada dicen de estos fascistas cuando atacan a nuestros usuarios y reivindican el asesinato y desaparición de personas.

Su idea de "libertad" parece no aplicarse cuando se trata de proteger a nuestros usuarios y nuestro pod. Es la idea más tonta de libertad :"Sos libre de publicar lo que quieras". No importa ahí la responsabilidad, ni si atacás a alguien, ni importa tampoco la "libertad" de los administradores de permitir o no conductas destructivas dentro del pod. Somos admins y por eso somos unos forros que no tenemos que existir, que no tenemos que "meter mano". Parece como si tuviéramos que ser castigados por tener servidores, por que no sea todo p2p en Internet. No tiene que importar nuestro criterio porque no deberíamos ni existir. Tenemos que dejar que todo fluya frente a nuestros ojos y que cualquiera haga lo que quiera mientras nosotros ponemos la infraestructura, el trabajo, pagamos la luz y mantenemos el server. Y mientras muchos usuarios descansan cómodamente sobre nuestro trabajo para después criticarnos, cuando podrían ellos mismos abrirse su propio pod.

Es que, como dice este tal Canek, "Nosotros nos llamamos a nosotros mismos Diaspora* Argentina". Claro. No es porque seamos el único pod del país, ni el primero. Es porque le robamos a los 40 millones de habitantes la posibilidad de abrirse su propio pod. Hasta el nombre nos critican...
Estoy seguro que a los pods que están llenos de pornografía y pedofilia no los critican ¡No vi ninguno en esa lista! y miren que está lleno de pods así en Diaspora. Esos no son "Cuck pods"...

Entonces, según la idea de estos personajes, si actuamos contra un defensor del genocidio, dejamos de ser un pod libre. ¡Qué idea lineal y estúpida de entender la libertad!
Sin embargo, como en todo grupo social, tenemos nuestras condiciones y "acuerdos de convivencia", no compatibles con lo que hizo aquel sujeto en nuestro pod. Aquella forma de operar por parte de un usuario (reivindicación del genocidio, ataque a usuarios, etc), como lo especifican nuestros tèrminos de uso, es contrario al acuerdo que él suscribió y por ende, lo hace perder los derechos que de él se desprenden, así como habilita a los podmins a tomar acciones en su contra.
Esto está contemplado en los puntos 4 y 7 de nuestros términos de uso:

"4) (...) En Diaspora* Argentina consideramos al respeto y la camaradería como valores fundamentales a la hora de llevar adelante un debate. Por lo cual no estarán permitidos los usuarios troll, ni las publicaciones o comentarios que apunten a molestar, ofender o difamar a otros usuarios sin ningún tipo de motivo o argumento valedero. Diaspora* Argentina podría no tolerar la publicación de cualquier contenido que viole estos términos y definiciones, por lo cual los podmins tendrán el derecho de eliminar el contenido en cuestión, llamar la atención y/o tomar medidas contra el usuario que lo haya publicado."

"7) Incumplimiento de los Términos. El usuario que violara o incumpliera los Términos de uso, perderá las garantías y derechos que se desprenden de los mismos. Diaspora* Argentina entiende que ese usuario rompe su compromiso de uso del pod, establecido en estos Términos, habilitando a los administradores a tomar medidas de suspensión o eliminación sobre la cuenta del usuario. "

Las personas que reivindican el genocidio, la pedoficia, la trata de personas, la violencia de género, las violaciones, el racismo, etc, son para nosotros criminales que deben ser escrachados y llevados a la justicia. Nosotros no tenemos por qué permitir que ellos utilicen nuestra plataforma para descargar su odio y mucho menos los protegeremos mientras hacen eso. Por el contrario, los escracharemos como lo hicimos. Mal que les pese a estos "Freedom kiddies", las acciones llevadas a cabo por nosotros fueron mínimas en comparación a lo que este tipo de gente se merece.

Pero se malentiende el concepto de libertad. Para estos muchachitos pequebú occidentales y tecnicistas, tomar acciones contra un fascista es ir en contra de la libertad. Menudo concepto de libertad el de tolerar la intolerancia y la violencia política. Algo tán estúpido como decir: "Somos libres, entonces acá todos hacen lo que quieren, entonces admitimos a los que pretenden coartarle la libertad a la sociedad. Cómo se lo vamos a prohibir, si les prohibimos entonces no somos libres". Entonces, bajo este razonamiento, un pod libre es aquel que admite el fascismo, la divulgación de pedofilia, la violencia hacia las mujeres, etc.
Este concepto "liberal" de libertad me recuerda a Richard Stallman diciendo que él no tendría problemas en que un gobierno utilice Software Libre para tirar misiles. Y me recuerda a los partidos fascistas presentándose a elecciones y siendo admitidos como una opción más de la democracia.

A ver, niños amantes de "lo libre". La libertad en la sociedad es un poco más ámplia y compleja que "Free beer" o "Share with friends". Libertad implica responsabilidades a nivel social.

Un derechista nacionalista (un fascista) como el que uds nos señalan no debe ser admitido en un pod si su admin pretende defender la libertad de sus usuarios o la democracia del pod. Libertad no incluye la "libertad de atacar a otros".

Culpa de su "permisividad" Diaspora está llena de pedófilos y fachos. Culpa de esa idea de libertad abstracta y no comprometida con nada, el Software Libre es aprovechado por corporaciones para espiar a los usuarios y cometer atrocidades. Maduren un poco, y no se suban al caballito de "Nosotros defendemos lo libre" si realmente no entienden nada.

Ustedes me recuerdan al gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Si son yanquis puedo comprender ese comportamiento. Tal vez imiten a "sus jefes". Estados Unidos se las da de ser el "Gendarme del mundo" y el "Defensor de los Derechos Humanos y la libertad". Pero ocuren las peores cosas en los países que están bajo su dominio y tildan de "dictadores" a aquellos gobernantes que no siguen su lìnea, que plantean políticas independientes. Ellos invaden y toman injerencia sobre las políticas de los países que tildan de "dictadores y/o terroristas". Todo por intereses propios. Para adueñarse de sus recursos y su territorio. Los atacan, les meten sanciones, los ponen en listas negras como hacen ustedes y luego se meten en su política interna, les dicen lo que tienen que hacer (como implícitamente hacen ustedes también). Si no aceptan tienen que prepararse para la guerra. Menos mal que nosotros somos pods y no países.

Canek, ¿quién te dió el tìtulo de juez e interventor de todos los pods de Diaspora* del mundo?. ¿Qué autoridad moral pensás que tenés para hacerlo? Quién sos vos para decirme a mi cómo debo actuar en la administración de mi pod? ¿Acaso colaboraste en algo?

Alguien en tus comentarios dijo que debíamos hacer un pod de comunistas y meternos todos ahí. Como un gheto. Linda idea tienen ustedes de federación y de intercambio. Se las dan de libres y son de los más censuradores que existen. Te propongo lo contrario. Ya que amás tanto la "libertad de expresión" de los derechosos y fascistas, montate tu propio pod, llenalo de fascistas y pedófilos, y dejame de joder...
Te aseguro que los usuarios de Diaspora a nivel general vamos a estar más felices si los fascistas dejan de molestarnos.

Tu listita negra no tiene ningún efecto en Diaspora, Schindler.

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!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


 

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


 
This is an old debate I brought up a while ago. I strongly feel that the server in question should not be included in the stats as it renders the stats useless. While I agree that stats isn't everything and even after removing the server, they are to be taken with a grian of salt, I still feel that that argument doesn't result in the conclusion to keep that server in the stats. Quite the opposite. But after the old debate I gave up hope that that would happen.

I do not feel the maintainer of that server is punished if excluded from the stats.

I found the stats to be very interesting but stopped looking at them at all due to this problem.

The argument @utzer makes sounds valid, to better inform node operators and users about the stats and consequences of opting to show or not show in stats.

#friendica #stats #spraci #federation


 

ActivityPub? Well, it’s not that bad

This is an answer to the blog post ActivityPub – one protocol to rule them all? of Dennis Schubert. Dennis was asked if Diaspora would implement ActivityPub, this blog post was his answer.
https://feneas.org/activitypub-well-its-not-that-bad/

#activitypub #diaspora #federation


 

Happy Birthday, XMPP: 20th Anniversary of Jabber


XMPP a.k.a. Jabber, a communication protocol for message-oriented middleware is probably the most…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18825276
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\#HackerNews #20th #anniversary #birthday #happy #jabber #xmpp
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   Happy Birthday, XMPP! 20th Anniversary of 1st Jabber Server 

   debacle – 2 days ago - 21:37 edit

[3]XMPP a.k.a. Jabber, a [4]communication protocol for message-oriented middleware is probably the most mature technology for free and federated instant messaging. (IRC is far older, of course.) On 2019-01-04 we can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first XMPP server release:
[5]Jeremie Miller began working on the Jabber technology in 1998 and released the first version of the jabberd server on January 4, 1999.

[6]In the last twenty years, we have seen protocols and services come and go, but XMPP, an IETF standard, is here to stay. It is backed by an international community of developers, does not depend on a single company, and is enhanced continuously by the [7]XSF. Btw.: XMPP is not only used for chatting, but also for IoT, WebRTC, micro-blogging and social networks!

[8]#xmpp [9]#jabber [10]#birthday [11]#anniversary [12]#jeremiemiller [13]#federation

PS: ‎Ge0rG‎ pointed to the [14]link to the original announcement on Slashdot. It reads:
[15]Jeremie writes 

   "[16]Jabber is a new project I recently started to create a complete open-source platform for Instant Messaging with transparent communication to other IM systems(ICQ, AIM, etc). Most of the initial design and protocol work is done, as well as a working server and a few test clients."

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14. https://slashdot.org/story/99/01/04/1621211/open-real-time-messaging-system
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Federation Testsuite


Currently the federated web holds 35 projects with 9 different protocols (source: the-federation.info) all trying to connect and communicate with each other. But does that actually work? Most of the projects do have unit testing but only for certain areas, like the front-end or the database, but the protocol itself isn't tested. Well it definitely works-on-my-machine but does it work on others too?

https://feneas.org/federation-testsuite/

#Fediverse #Federation #testsuite #Feneas #diaspora #ActivityPub


 
To me it looks like it's okay as of now? Reading and commenting this in/from my dspr.io stream.

Settings
My problem is that all of my Diaspora and Friendica friends won’t know to do this.
Not quite sure if I understand what you mean, I did nothing to the settings of my dspr.io profile or to the contacts lists. I'm not even aware of options within the diaspora sphere concerning users administrating federation settings. The only network I know of having this is Hubzilla (haven't looked close enough to Friendzilla, though)

Account name federation
if I ask them to search for that account within the #Federation, it says there is no such user.
Seems to be lapsed: When I search for your accounts using the dspr.io pod, I find a total of four:
  • hub.disroot.org (the sole one I'm connected to from D*)
  • libranet.de
  • joindiaspora.com
  • hub.libranet.de
How many posts were missing?
  • As seen on Diaspora: I can find a post about 2 hours older "How do I get my clone synced up?". The next older post is from 9 days before, a picture taken at a coffee and pastry shop in Denver.
  • As seen on Hubzilla: There are a three more in the respective time slot.
Comments --- From my Diaspora account I cannot see the comment @Giacomino posted to this thread. (I only know that he even commented from double-checking on Hubzilla). But that's on another sheet concerning federation and protocols in general, I guess.

Server performance --- I'm not sure how much upstream disroot.org delivers, but at the moment it takes ages to open links (e.g. profiles) or to render a simple "Like" to comments or postings - as in about 15 seconds per click. My mobile hotspot acts a lot quicker on d* sites, so it's not the connection.

My personal takeaways (and thank you for the heads up)
  • The message about the update should have clearly told Hubzilla users that, if they won't activate given plugins, their profile will no longer federate with other platforms.
  • I ignored and postponed this hint. I should have taken the time to read this thoroughly and should have taken action. Now I did. Thankfully the podmin of my instance is very committed and provides all plugins needed
  • When users depend on instance/pod admins concerning the installation of plugins vital to the core functionality there is only one viable solution to have a reliable, production-ready profile: self-hosted is the way to go.


 

Federation Testsuite


Currently the federated web holds 35 projects with 9 different protocols (source: the-federation.info) all trying to connect and communicate with each other. But does that actually work? Most of the projects do have unit testing but only for certain areas, like the front-end or the database, but the protocol itself isn't tested. Well it definitely works-on-my-machine but does it work on others too?

https://feneas.org/federation-testsuite/

#Fediverse #Federation #testsuite #Feneas #diaspora #ActivityPub


 

How do I get unghosted?


!{support@zotadel.net} My instance upgraded from #Hubzilla 3.6.x to 3.8.8 this past week. In the process, my account got deleted from the point of view of #Friendica and #Diaspora. In particular, my connected Friendica and Diaspora accounts no longer show alysonsee@hub.disroot.org as a connection, and if I ask them to search for that account within the #Federation, it says there is no such user.

I did discover that my Hubzilla account post-upgrade had all of its apps reset. Once I added the Diaspora and ActivityPub apps back, my Friendica account was able to find and re-add a connection to my Hubzilla account. My problem is that all of my Diaspora and Friendica friends won't know to do this. From their perspective, I vaporized off the face of the Federation.

Is there any way to restore my friends' connections to my Hubzilla account? (That is, short of me manually dropping and re-adding them from my end and hoping they do the same back.)


 

#Federation (also known as #Decentralisation) is when, instead of one big site, you have lots of smaller independent sites that talk to each other.


Here's a short non-technical article about why federated services are a good idea, and how all of us use them all the time (even if we don't realise it):

https://switching.social/federated-sites/

The idea of federated social media like Mastodon, Diaspora, PeerTube etc is to give users more control over their social network and personal data.

#AlternativesAtoZ
Federated Sites


 

Coralproject Talk


Has anyone gotten #coralproject 's Talk #comment server to work? I've tried downloading their #docker images to get into the admin install area but I'm always greeted by a blank screen. I have a feeling it's a permission issue somewhere. The devs are nice but a little slow in responding. Just throwing it out to the #federation and #fediverse in case anyone has that experience.


 
S/O to @randygalbraith and @Alyson for being really decent people with excellent commentary on the #federation , a place where you don't necessarily have to have those qualities. :-)

#FederationChallenge


BOOST THE #federationchallenge

Ok, throwing this into place. Play along.

Thank one follower for being an awesome human being. If you are thanked, PAY IT FORWARD.

Let love and respect be our language! Let's keep it going!