I took part in the first Plasma Beta Review Day, and it was great. A really friendly and helpful group of people.

This is an excellent way for anyone to help out and give back to the Linux / KDE community!

blog.david-redondo.de/kde/2021

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I'm looking for an alternative to Facebook, but I'm unsure which Fediverse option is a good alternative. Hubzilla? GNU social? Friendica?

#Facebook #fediverse #hubzilla #hubzilla #gnusocial

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I feel Facebook does these dumb design choices simply to frustrate people so much that they give up trying to leave the service.

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I cannot wait for @flockingbird so I can ditch #LinkedIn. As useful as the service has been in the past, it's just a garbage dump of weird motivational stories and spam these days. 😒

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can't wait for Twitter to make themselves Mastodon-compatible so we can block their instance

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Join our second Plasma Beta Review Day on the 28/01/2021 at 9.00 CET. Regardless of whether you are an end user, an experienced bug triager, or a developer, everyone can help find and squash bugs in Plasma 5.21.

More details at:

blog.david-redondo.de/kde/2021

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If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).

If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.

Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.

Thanks!

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Is there already a LinkedIn alternative connected to the fediverse? That's a professional social network I don't want to go without at the moment. I'm also curious at the design challenges you might face when designing a federated version of LinkedIn.

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Writefreely - An open source platform for building a writing space on the web. writefreely.org/ #Internet #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Blog #WriteFreely by @writeas__@twitter.com

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It seems to me that as a user of the fediverse, I will end up creating multiple accounts across services/servers (eg. Mastodon, pixelfed, matrix, etc...). This works, but i would prefer to have a single identity that could be used across services rather then many identities.

Is there any way to do this? Currently I use keybase/gpg for managing my online identities (going to switch to #keyoxide when I get some time), but this doesn't solve the issue. Wdyt?

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I think crossposting (e.g., between Mastodon and Twitter) is a great idea to distribute your content and stay active in multiple networks, but crossposting should always exclude formats that don't translate well or lose context, such as retweets/retoots, @-mentions and replies. Is there a crossposting tool that automatically removes these?

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this launcher icon might be the best thing i've ever made. i smile inside every time i go to open an app.

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Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News but it's open source, it's federated with the Fediverse, and zero lock in

You subscribe to communities you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote and comment on them. Lemmy isn't just a reddit alternative; its a network of interconnected communities ran by different people and organizations, all combining to create a single, personalized front page of your favorite news, articles, and memes.
Each server can set its own moderation policy, to help foster a healthy environment where all can feel comfortable contributing.
With Lemmy, you can easily host your own server, and all these servers are federated (think email), and connected to the same universe, called the Fediverse. For a link aggregator, this means that someone registered on one server can subscribe to communities elsewhere, and can have discussions with people on a completely different server.
Lemmy is free, open-source software, meaning no advertising, monetizing, or venture capital, ever.
See Lemmy - A link aggregator for the fediverse

join.lemmy.ml/ squeet.me/objects/962c3e103076

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Funkwhale is looking for new maintainers
blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announc

Funkwhale is continuing looking for new maintainers.Who is intresting in becoming new maintainer for Funkwhale?

A blog article above is written by @funkwhale .

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Every year for me has been the year of Linux on the desktop. Because I use Linux as my primary OS. I don't need to evangelize because it's a silly thing to do. If you like Windows, use Windows. I still have a Windows partition for games and playing with WSL2 and stuff. If you like Mac, use Mac. I'll resist going on about right to repair and how Apple sucks. If you like BSD, or Haiku, or Plan 9, OMG that's awesome!

Computers are tools, fossbros need to stop turning them into religions.

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