There’s a great look back at the heyday of Indymedia from Todd Wolfson and Malav Kanuga for Logic Magazine. I wanted here to highlight two paragraphs in particular as it navigates from that era to today’s (over)reliance upon platform social media.
Author of Whalebird, Mastodon desktop client, started a new project Fedistar
Code : https://github.com/h3poteto/fedistar
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> So when it comes to energy saving the things to focus on are the boring tech of lights and kitchen appliances. Especially any sort of heating appliance. Trying to save a few watts on computers won't make much of a reduction in electricity bills.
A lot of Mastodon's features will feel familiar to current Twitter users, but there are significant differences, too.
Once you experience Mastodon, you suddenly realize just how much commercial advertising you are force-fed.
This is an immersive learning experience to master decentralized thinking.
It's another Mastodon client. I'm sorry.
Specifically, it is a paired set: react-native is an iOS app and take2 is a web app.
Partly as an excuse to try building a substantial "serverless" app using Remix
Partly because all the existing Mastodon clients have incredibly terrible notification screens and it was driving me crazy
I want quote-posts and embedded tweets
I don't want local or federated timelines
What does it do?
At the moment very little. You can
Log in from any instance
View your timeline
See your notifications (they are batched like Twitter, this is the primary differentiator so far)
View threads, and reply with correct threading
Post (text only so far)
Like and repost
Search for things
Shared January 3, 2023
00:09 Introduction to Pleroma and the Fediverse
05:35 Thank you to my Patrons at Patreon
06:10 Installing Pleroma
10:10 Editing the Environment Variables
15:40 Check our Install
16:10 Setup our Reverse Proxy
18:10 Add an Admin User
21:30 Login with the new user
23:30 Enable Configuration through the Web UI
30:12 Allowing Registration and Federation
31:40 Adding Relays
Shared December 31, 2022
00:00 - Intro
01:26 - Introduction of akkoma
01:44 - Setup VPS for akkoma
03:27 - Initial Linux hardening
07:50 - Prepare environment for akkoma
13:21 - Install akkoma
20:02 - Configure Ingress for akkoma
22:36 - Installing frontend for akkoma
24:58 - Creating user in akkoma
25:31 - Following user in fediverse
26:20 - Admin panel in akkoma
27:15 - Switching off registration
27:50 - Federation & Publicity
30:00 - Disable Known Timeline for anon users
30:48 - Black listing instances from Federation