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Mastodon admins, do you want your server to backfill missing posts that haven't federated to you yet?
There's a new tool for this called FediFetcher:
Bear in mind it's still very new, please read the github at https://github.com/nanos/FediFetcher
(If you're on managed hosting you cannot use this directly, you'll need to ask your managed hosting provider if they can offer it.)
Thank you to @nellie_m for highlighting this!
#MastoAdmin #FediAdmin #Mastodon #Fediverse #Backfilling
FediFetcher for Mastodon - blog.thms.uk
FediFetcher for Mastodon is a Python script that fetches missing replies and posts from other fediverse instances, and adds them to your own instance.blog.thms.uk
Regarding developing an own #Fediverse #server, you probably want to take a closer look at #ActivityPub, a #W3C recommendation as of January 2018, to get started.
It defines server to server communication as well as client to server communication.
#Mastodon itself uses an own #Client #API. Other #Fediverse #software supports this sometimes.
The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the [ActivityStreams] 2.0 data format.www.w3.org
What is the Fediverse?
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We all know you had no mother
but you could give a 'shout out'
to your EX .. you know, Asherah.
[It might have been a nasty divorce
but we all get over it, eventually.]
Mastodon in 180 Seconds 🐘
“The current total number of employees of *any kind* at Facebook/Meta is only 77,114.” —
According to https://the-federation.info, the #Fediverse has currently a bit less than 24,000 nodes and therefore approximately the same number of node administrators. Most of them do the administration only part-time, but nevertheless, if we count them as employees of an imaginary “Fediverse Corporation”, this makes the Fediverse quite a big entity and of the same order of magnitude as some social media companies.
This is why I view it as misleading when for example #Mastodon is described as a small project, just because the Mastodon gGmbh consists of less than a handful of people.
The Federation - a statistics hub
Node list and statistics for The Federation and Fediversethe-federation.info
Are you having problems getting your website link to turn green on your Mastodon profile?
Here are some instructions on how to verify your identity, including turning your site link green, and a set of troubleshooting suggestions on what to do if it doesn't work:
The troubleshooting tips are in the lower half of the page, in the section marked "My website address won’t turn green! How do I make it happen?".
#FediTips #MastoTips #Verification #Mastodon
How do I verify my account on Mastodon and the Fediverse? | Fedi.Tips – An Unofficial Guide to Mastodon and the Fediverse
An unofficial guide to using Mastodon and the Fediversefedi.tips
Mastodon now has support for importing server-level blocklists. This allows admins to import ready-made blocklists instead of having to block hundreds of instances manually.
If you want a source of blocklists, you might want to try here:
There are many lists on that site, with different criteria as noted for each list. There's a very basic list for people who want to keep blocking to a minimum, and a range of longer lists too.
If you need help with using Mastodon :mastodon: and the Fediverse :fediverse: you can ask me for help, but please check the website at https://fedi.tips first. It has lots of questions answered!
If you can't find what you need on the site, just mention me or message me and I will reply to you as a DM.
(I'm not doing publicly-visible replies from this account any more, as most people don't need to see them.)
#Mastodon #Fediverse #Introduction #ReIntroduction
Fedi.Tips – An Unofficial Guide to Mastodon and the Fediverse
An unofficial guide to using Mastodon and the Fediversefedi.tips
Content warning: Fediverse - Mastodon - Decentralization (1/5)
#Fediverse #Mastodon #instances #decentralization #onboarding #usability #UX #mastodonsocial #mastodondotsocial #urbanplanning
In case you missed it, you can edit your posts on Mastodon. Just go to the post you want, click ⋯ and then "Edit".
This should work on the web and all the apps. (Some third party apps may have a slightly different interface.)
Whenever you edit a post, it sends a notification to everyone who has interacted with it, and a link (usually labelled "edited") will appear below the post showing all previous versions. This is to prevent "bait & switch" shenanigans.
Hence, we should #SpreadFediverse and constantly inform everyone that there is a world out there.
But how can we make people explore the fediverse when:
1. People falsely assume that #Mastodon is the #Fediverse / #ActivityPub. That's like saying #China is #Asia.
2. When something is lacking in Mastodon, people assume it is the Fediverse / ActivityPub that is lacking. That is like saying chicken is the worst food because you've tasted McDonald's chicken, when there #Jollibee's #ChickenJoy is tastier and juicier.
There are now even people who praise a non-fediverse network based on those false assumptions above. They have time to research a non-fediverse network, but doesn't have the time to do their due diligence about the Fediverse; all because they falsely assumed they've seen everything.
It's like moving to a new country, settling in a new home, exploring their new neighbourhood, and then assumed that village they're in is a representation of the entire country.
If we can make people see, and make people explore their own “city” and “country”, then maybe, just maybe, the distribution of people in the fediverse will start to balance between the different forks, projects, and instances. It won't happen overnight, but maybe we can plant the seeds.
I just lost my 20k+ tweets on the #BorgSite. I'd hate to lose a similar number of #toots again.
In order to prevent your, alas not unlikely, scenario, migrating #toots/#posts would be my utmost priority regarding development.
Regarding the limited features on #Mastodon, I'd give #Akkoma a shot. This would possibly give the #Fediverse an additional boost, as the limited features on rival platforms are always an issue.
I hope that developers take notice of this scenario.
And this should all not be the case.
At most Mastodon will die out like #ActiveX, #InternetExplorer & #Twitter nowadays and #Windows ["Server"] in the future...
When I read it, it was clear to me in which direction Mastodon is heading. The app is just the beginning.
Mastodon's decentralization is key to safeguarding free speech and preventing greedy centralization (which is what happens right in front of us now). Central servers can easily become susceptible to censorship, surveillance, and data abuse. By supporting Mastodon's diverse community of servers, we can ensure that power remains decentralized and accessible to all. Let's prioritize decentralization over greed!
This isn’t going to get any better. Leave #Twitter Now.
The sane people of #Mastodon
CBC 'pausing' Twitter after 'government-funded media' label
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation paused its use of Twitter on Monday after the social media platform owned by Elon Musk stamped CBC’s account with a label the public broadcaster says is intended to undermine its credibility.Rob Gillies (Associated Press)
✅ To switch between Mastodon's desktop interfaces, go to Preferences > Appearance > Enable Advanced Web Interface. Selecting it activates multicolumn, unselecting it activates single column.
Multicolumn lets you add lots of additional columns, which may be handy for desktops on very wide monitors.
#FediTips #MastoTips #Mastodon #Interface #UI #Appearance
Official description: "Paktodon.Asia is the online public square for the Global South - a safe 'azad' mastodon server for ordinary citizens, students, and activists, to share, learn, grow, and collaborate in. Though we are all pakistani, Paktodon.Asia is open to friends from across the world!"
#FeaturedServer #Asia #GlobalSouth #Pakistan #Pakistani #Mastodon #Fediverse
The First Pakistani Mastodon Instance!
Paktodon is an Independent social-platform for the Global South – an ‘azad’ space for ordinary citizens, students, and activists to share, learn, grow, and collaborate in.Mastodon hosted on paktodon.asia
#Fedimeister is a #Java based #Mastodon client (available for #Linux, #Windows and #MacOS under the Apache #opensource license) with a focus on #writing and #journalism. Features:
* Break long texts into threads
* Scheduled posting
* Hashtag research
* #Twitter quote tweeting emulation