Mastodon 2.0 is out


Diversity is important, it's nice to see another decentralized project evolve!

#mastodon #social #socialnetwork

Mastodon 2.0 – Eugen Rochko – Medium
The Big Emoji Update


I asked #Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets


#privacy, #socialnetwork, #socialnetworks

Paolo Pedaletti

pido disculpas por non saber desde onde cheguei a este artigo (para poder referilo), pero merece o esforzo a súa lectura para reflexionar sobre cómo somos (irremediablemente, pero non de xeito irreversible) moldeados.

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian


#socialnetwork #dystopia #facebook #google

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Socialhome version 0.5.0 released

Approximately one month since the previous release, #Socialhome 0.5.0 is out with 102 changed files, 2870 insertions and 999 deletions by 2 contributors.

For users there are only a few features added in this release, most of the work being internal refactoring and work in preparation for future features.

Please see the full changelog here.

New features

A few notes on feature highlights.

Shares in streams

Shares are now pulled up to the "Followed" stream. What this basically means is that when a person you follow shares something authored by a person you don't follow, the post will be pulled up in your stream by the share action.

Generally, you should only see a single post once. If you follow the author whose content was shared, that content has already been in your stream, and thus a share will not repeat it. Note however that since stream pre-calculation is a new thing, it is possible that content seen in the stream before this feature was added will pop up in a new share once more.

There are still some things to do for shares, these are being tracked in this issue.

Stream precaching

Related to "shares in streams", there was a lot of refactoring work to create the new base for how all streams function. This includes unifying lots of code and rewriting it so that in addition to pulling content out of the database, we can "precalculate" streams. This is done to ensure streams load super fast even if the calculations on what content the stream has are heavy.

The only stream that is currently precached is the "Followed" stream. Precaching means it will load as fast as the public stream even though we now include shares by non-followed users and include them only once - which would be a heavy calculation to do without precaching. The real benefit will come when custom user defined streams are available.

How would you like to configure the content in your stream?

GIF uploads

Yes, we love GIF's <3

Links in content

All links in content (whether textual, markdown or HTML) are now treated equally. They will all be used as candidates for OEmbed/OpenGraph fetches and all will be processed to add a target="_blank" to the link, forcing it to open in another tab/window.

Stream URL changes

All stream urls now live under /streams/, so for example followed stream is /streams/followed/. The old url's should still work until they are needed for something else.

Features coming up

Vue.js streams

Christophe Henry has been hard at work rewriting the current Django template + #jQuery based streams in #VueJS. The status of that work can be tracked here. We're hoping to replace the current stream frontend with the Vue streams within the coming months. This will drop a lot of legacy code and speed up development of new features, and will also mean our #API is fully complete for the stream features.

ActivityPub protocol support

This is still something we want to do as soon as some of the basic features are first implemented. Currently it looks like having it before the end of the year is slightly optimistic, but federating with for example #Mastodon using #ActivityPub will be a strong priority to get early next year.

Docker images

There has been some work on #Docker images to run a Socialhome instance. Will post more info as they are ready.

What is Socialhome?

Socialhome is best described as a #federated personal profile with social networking functionality. Users can create rich content using Markdown. All content can be pinned to the user profile and all content will federate to contacts in the federated social web. Currently #federation happens using the #Diaspora protocol. Federating using existing protocols means Socialhome users can interact with tens of thousands of other users.

Please check the official site for more information about features. Naturally, the official site is a Socialhome profile itself.

Official site: https://socialhome.network.


Want to work on a #Django and Vue.js powered social network server? Join in the fun! We have easy to follow development environment setup documentation and a friendly chat room for questions.

#changelog #news #socialnetwork #thefederation #selfhosting

socialhome - A federated social home.

Socialhome HQ

>Finally, I’d like to ask a question. As #artists, are we working with #technology because it is a medium available us? or are we contributing to a form of #technocracy, wittingly or unwittingly? It is no surprise that many new media artists work for #corporations. It is no surprise that a lot engineers cultivate creative technology work for #DARPA.9 It’s no surprise that #opensource initiatives may have unintended consequences, or wielded in the service of malevolent aims. It’s no surprise that a lot of the push toward #transparency and #openness (in #socialnetwork) can lead to invasion of #privacy. This field that we contribute to is deeply complex and contains issues and unknown factors. How can we create work that challenges the present moment? How can our work contribute to a future that doesn’t repeat the mistakes from the past? How can we use technology for subversive purposes?




Ich mache gerade meine ersten Schritte mit Hubzilla. Ich hatte Hubzilla schon einmal vor länger Zeit ausprobiert, es dann aber wieder aufgegeben, weil es mir zu experimentell und unübersichtlich erschien. Ich empfinde es immer noch sehr komplex, aber die umfangreiche Funktionalität ist unheimlich verlockend. Ich denke, ich werde noch ein ganze Weile brauchen, bis ich das Rechtesystem und die ganzen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten verstanden habe, aber ich glaube es wird sich lohnen. Diaspora ist deutlich einfacher zugänglich. Was mir an Hubzilla besonders gefällt ist, dass man besser den Überblick über Beiträge behält, sei es durch die umfangreiche Suchfunktion, Tags, Bockmarks oder Kategorieren. Auf Diaspora tue ich mich immer schwer einen alten interessanten Artikel wiederzufinden - was sehr schade ist.

Wer selbst einen Hub (Hubzilla-Server) aufsetzen will findet hier den Quellcode und hier die umfangreiche Anleitung.

Die Installation ist eigentlich sehr einfach - die Einstellungsmöglichkeiten können einen allerdings abschrecken 😁 Schön ist übrigens, dass man sich u.a. sowohl mit Diaspora, Friendica als auch GNU social verbinden kann.

Wer will kann sich auch gerne auf hub.togart.de umschauen - die Registrierung läuft momentan nur per Einzel-Freischaltung. Vorteil von Hubzilla, man kann problemlos von Hub zu Hub umziehen.

[ #hubzilla #federation #diaspora #socialnetwork #opensource #server #selfhosting ]

hubzilla - build community websites that can interact with one another


De protocolos y alianzas en las redes sociales libres

À propos des protocoles et des alliances des réseaux sociaux libres

About protocols and alliances in free social networks

ES: Quién "habla" qué protocolo y quién está federado con quién. FR: Qui "parle" quel protocole et qui est fédéré avec qui. EN: Who's "speaking" what protocols and who's federated with whom.

Source: Mike Macgirvin in RedMatrix https://macgirvin.com/channel/mike/?f=&mid=a167ea295beeca0389a34a97c94c987765375a31fc49a090d8602278dbc319fc@macgirvin.com

#protocolo #protocolos #protocol #protocols #protocole #protocoles #internet #redessociales #redes-sociales #redsocial #red-social #socialmedia #social-media #social-networks #social-network #socialnetworks #socialnetwork #réseaux-sociaux #reseaux-sociaux #réseauxsociaux #reseauxsociaux #réseau-social #réseausocial #reseausocial #fediverse #federación #lafederación #thefederation #the-federation #federation #fédération #la-fédération #lafédération #GNUSocial #GNU-Social #Pleroma #postActiv #Quitter #Mastodon #Friendica #Hubzilla #RedMatrix #Diaspora #SocialHome #GangGo #NextCloud #IndieWeb #MediaGoblin #Pumpio #Pump-io


UW professor: The #information #war is real, and we’re losing it

“Your brain tells you ‘Hey, I got this from three different sources,’ ” she says. “But you don’t realize it all traces back to the same place, and might have even reached you via bots posing as real people. If we think of this as a virus, I wouldn’t know how to vaccinate for it.”

Starbird says she’s concluded, provocatively, that we may be headed toward “the menace of unreality — which is that nobody believes anything anymore.” Alex Jones, she says, is “a kind of prophet. There really is an information war for your mind. And we’re losing it.”


#spam, #socialnetwork, #conspiracy, #falseflag

UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it
A University of Washington professor started studying social networks to help people respond to disasters. But she got dragged down a rabbit hole of twitter-boosted conspiracy theories, and ended up mapping our political moment.

Paolo Pedaletti

How #Facebook, #Twitter, and #Pinterest Hook Users

The tactics that the best digital brands use to stay relevant in users’ minds and lives.


#addict, #mindfucking, #socialnetwork, #socialnetworks,

Paolo Pedaletti

Tristan Harris the manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention

"A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From #Facebook notifications to #Snapstreaks to #YouTube autoplays, they're all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want."


#google, #socialnetwork, #control,

Paolo Pedaletti

Blake Watson: Why I left #Facebook


#privacy, #socialnetwork,

Paolo Pedaletti

Behold - Hubzilla 2.2! - YouTube


#hubzilla #socialnetwork

Diego Ariel