#socialnetwork

Jeremy Hunt is right. Please, #Facebook, leave our #kids alone

source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/08/jeremy-hunt-facebook-messenger-kids-smartphone-addicts

"Social media does undeniably bring joy, solace and good times. But so does booze, which is why we make kids wait until they’re old enough to understand the downsides, " writes Hinsliff.

#messenger #internet #company #children #education #SocialNetwork #news #problem

anonymiss

Movim migrates its official server to ejabberd

Movim is a distributed social networking platform founded in 2010. It can be accessed using existing XMPP clients and Jabber accounts, and is a free and open source software licensed under the AGPL. >

With version 0.12 released in October, Movim migrated its official server to ejabberd. Before, they were using Metronome, a Prosody fork. Today, we are chatting with Timothée Jaussoin, the founder of Movim, about this very complex migration.

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We now have a proper packaging for our Linux distribution – Debian, which certainly makes it easier to maintain. There’s also an improved scalability and more stable CPU and memory consumption, which helps to predict hardware requirements.

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Even if I see ejabberd more as a tool that needs integration and tuning to create a proper platform, ejabberd seems to be the more serious solution to build proper messaging systems using the XMPP protocol.

#movim #ejabberd #socialnetwork #federation #xmpp #agpl #prosody #debian #freesoftware

Movim migrates its official server to ejabberd
Today, we are chatting with Timothée Jaussoin, the founder of Movim, about this very complex migration.

debacle@framasphere.org

#Internet #SocialNetwork #problem

anonymiss

#selfie #likes #SocialNetwork #society #fail #humanity

anonymiss

The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/the-end-of-the-social-era-twitter-facebook-snapchat

Will a future generation look back in 10, 20, or maybe 100 years from now and wonder, mystifyingly, why a generation of humans believed in these platforms despite mounting evidence that they were tearing society apart—being used as terrorist recruitment tools, facilitating bullying, driving up anxiety, and undermining our elections—despite the obvious benefits and facilitations they provide?

#socialnetwork, #socialnetworks

The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough
It seems increasingly likely that our society will one day view our infatuation with Twitter, Facebook, and the like as a passing, often destructive fad.

Paolo Pedaletti

Dispersión

diaspora* es una red federada y descentralizada con más de 170 pods (servidores) activos. A modo de experimento, veamos hasta dónde puede llegar este post y cuántos pods podemos alcanzar.

Si lo estás viendo, por favor comparte este post para generar la mayor dispersión posible. Para medir esa dispersión utilizaremos Diaspora ReShare Graph, una herramienta para seguir las publicaciones compartidas.

http://rsv.diapod.net

Gracias!


Dispersion

diaspora* is a federated and decentralized social network with more than 170 active pods. As an experiment, let's see how far this post can go and how many pods we can reach.

If you are viewing it, please reshare this post to generate as much dispersion as possible. To measure this dispersion we will use Diaspora ReShare Graph, a tool to follow the reshared publications.

http://rsv.diapod.net

Thank you!


#diaspora #hola #newhere #español #english #federated #federación #redeslibres #redsocial #socialnetwork #social #network #softwarelibre #freesoftware #pods #reshare #experimento #experiment

Diego* (framasphere.org)

I'm looking for a self-hostable analog to #Nextdoor (https://www.nextdoor.com). Are there any #opensource #decentralized projects that are comparable? I joined Nextdoor and now that they've started adding "sponsored posts" (ads), my neighbors are unhappy with the service. In many ways, it's like forum software, but with the ability to define neighborhoods. Is there anything like this?

#social #socialnetwork #neighborhood #federated

Nextdoor ist das kostenlose, private soziale Netzwerk für deine Nachbarschaft.
Viele Nachbarschaften in Deutschland nutzen bereits Nextdoor, um aktivere Gemeinschaften zu bilden.

William

The Federation

Welcome to the new social web https://the-federation.info/

#TheFederation refers to a global #SocialNetwork composed by #nodes talking together. Each of them is an installation of a software which supports the diaspora* protocol. This website lists all the registered #servers among the world to draw statistics. You know, we love numbers and numbers love us. (...)<br><br>Nodes: 259 Users: 656708 Last 6 months active users: 47850 Last month active users: 16624 Posts: 6523944 Comments: 3800996<br><br>Disclaimer: These counts do not reflect the whole network due to the opt-in nature of the statistics.


About What is this site?<br><br>This site is for gathering statistics from opt-in #nodes. The user and post count data here is opt-in for node admins and needs to be activated in node settings. The idea is to generate some feel towards how many of us there really are in The Federation.<br><br>The #code is in #GitHub under #AGPLv3. Please file bugs and ideas there if you want to - and of course pull request are welcome too.<br><br>Can I get a copy of the data?<br><br>It's all available as #JSON, feel free to use any data you want! I cannot guarantee the JSON will not change over time, though it should mostly stay stable. You can always let me know if you depend on some JSON feed and I'll make sure not to break it. (...)

https://the-federation.info/

the federation - a statistics hub
Podlist and statistics for The Federation (diaspora*, Friendica, Hubzilla).

riveravaldez

Ein Stück Geschichte - Libertree

Free, libre, open-source software that lets people create their own social network.

Libertree social networks can be free from commercial influence and manifestation, such as behaviour tracking, user profiling, advertising, data mining and analysis, and covert information filtering.

Homepage: http://libertree.org Source Code: https://github.com/Libertree/libertree

[ #socialnetwork #opensource #community #libertree #video #youtube ]


Erik

Socialhome v0.6.0 released

.. and we have a logo!

The logo, which highlights both the "home" and the "grid" aspects of #Socialhome, is contributed by lightone - thanks a million! <3 The documentation brand page has an SVG and various PNG's for download.

Major changes

Other user facing changes in this release include the following:

  • Profile "All content" streams now include the shares the profile has done.
  • Unknown shared content shared by a contact is now fetched from remote if it doesn't exist locally.
  • Modified timestamp is now used for when federating out to remote nodes. This makes edits federate more reliably to some remote platforms that support edits.
  • Fixed various OpenGraph related issues.
  • Fixed poor performance of loading replies. This regression happened when introducing replies for shares.

Additionally there are some #API changes and various other tweaks mainly interesting for people who run or would like to customize a Socialhome server. See the full changelog.

For developers, #Docker files now exist to do development without installing all the complex components required. See the developing with Docker documentation.

Release statistics

A total of 7 authors contributed to this #release which is a record so far! #Hacktoberfest helped bring in a few authors. A total of 77 commits were made, affecting 134 files, contributing to 3864 insertions and 865 deletions.

Up next

Right now there is still a lot of work being done on the #VueJS streams, thanks to Christophe Henry again for working on these. Current estimate is that the next release will replace the current #jQuery based streams with the new rewritten ones. This will introduce some feature updates, but mostly it will be an internal rewrite. What it does do though is open up more features to be added. The current streams code is not going to be expanded expect to fix bugs.

Once the Vue streams work is shipped, we're looking to work on long standing missing features like tag streams and limited visibility content. #ActivityPub federation will likely be pushed to early months of 2018.

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.

Contribute

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

lightone

Socialhome HQ

Mastodon 2.0 is out

https://medium.com/@Gargron/mastodon-2-0-e93d9d28dbb9

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

Fla

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

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/26/tinder-personal-data-dating-app-messages-hacked-sold

#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

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

#socialnetwork #dystopia #facebook #google

Xose M

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.

Contribute

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

Rewrite streams in Vue.js · Issue #202 · jaywink/socialhome
See high level description at http://socialhome.readthedocs.io/en/latest/roadmap.html#vue-js-app-s Streams currently implemented features below which need to be replicated on the Vue.js side. Tick ...

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