The #Fediverse (#ActivityPub) has surpassed 5 mio users!

For the first time, all #SocialMedia that are connected by Activitypub are at 5,082,029 mio users (1.6 mio active six months, 0.6 mio monthly active). Thanks to #Mastodon 4.2 mio users, #PeerTube 0.3 mio, #Pixelfed 97k , #Pleroma 88k, #WriteFreely 55k #Lemmy 49k, #Plume 21k, #Friendica 17k, #Mobilizon 12k and many more.

#Fedigrowth #Misskey #Funkwhale #Hubzilla #hometown

If you own a website and a Fediverse account, there are three ways to prove you're the owner of both...

▸ Easiest: Link to your Fedi account from the front page of your website, AND link to your website from your Fedi profile.

▸ Slightly trickier: If you are using Mastodon, go to Edit Profile > Verification, copy and paste the code into your website's page code, add your website address to your profile metadata, and click "Save Changes". Your website link will then appear green in your profile, and you'll have a link to your profile from your website.

▸ Difficult but coolest: Set up your own Fediverse server using a subdomain of your website. For example, the European Union's server is at and their website is at

If your website is well-known, these options will also (in effect) prove your identity on the Fediverse. This is the nearest there is to a verification system on here.

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTIps #Verification

'crossposting' from Twitter is often frowned upon

I wonder why?

Mastodon offers universal individual freedom to mute it:

Shout-out to @battlemesh this year! A few of our members are aiming to participate 🥰 We've published this endorsement as a way to support the event: They're Good People, the event is worth taking a look, supporting, attending, etc. See you there hopefully 👋 #battlemesh #communitywireless

Diesen Donnerstag, 2. Juni, laden wir um 19:30 Uhr wieder ins @metalab zum 63. Netzpolitischen Abend AT, ft. u.a. @cypherhippie zu #Mastodon und Petra
& Paul (@epicenter_works
) zum AMS-Algorithmus in OÖ:


In one hour starts the livestream of "Social Media with #PubHubs" by @publicspaces Geert-Jan Bogaerts at the Building a European Cultural Backbone conference.

It think (not sure) that it builds on top of #Matrix protocol.


Questions can be asked via the Matrix chatroom for the conference at

Hey, #fediverse! I'm doing some research on the uses of Federated software by non-governmental organizations. I'm curious to see if NGOs use federated tools (especially Mastodon, but any fedi tools) to organize outside of corporate systems (e.g., Google, FB).

If you have tips, please send them my way! DMs are fine, and I will not publish names outside this space without consent.

Boosts appreciatd.

@KelsonV @testman @humanetech @Mention

I think that contacts comparison site had to stop because Twitter decided to break it? 😔

It was about the same time as the third party Twitter apps got restricted...

The W3C is facing a critical decision about decentralzed identifiers: browser vendor Google, Apple and Mozilla object

@hund @liaizon “We also intend to provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for UI and UX design. Developing a client was never just about the protocol. In fact in most cases the protocol is a secondary concern. Having a concrete set of guidelines will help to provide a more uniform user experience between different applications, ensuring they use the same terminology, and provide interoperable feature sets.”

Good shit

I want Pixelfed to have the best Group implementation just to prove we can.

It took us so long to federate and get taken seriously, so I'm going all out on this. Can't wait to show you guys!

Joining a group is cheap, leaving one isn't.

That's why I decided to make it harder than clicking a button.

I want people to know exactly what it means, and give them time to consider the action. #pixeldev #groups #pixelfed

The Decentralized Identifier Working Group has just published a Proposed Recommendation of Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0. Comments are welcome through 31 August 2021 ->

“Social networks are composed of relationships between people, not content.

If you deleted every tweet from Twitter, people would just resume tweeting tomorrow.

Severing all follow relationships would be much more disruptive.”

“We’re no longer a photo-sharing app or a square photo-sharing app.”

The end of an era, Instagram is now focusing primarily on video.

We're still here, and more dedicated than ever to our mission of creating an ethical photo-sharing platform.

[Image] if you spend too much time regretting the paths you didn’t take in the past, you might miss the many paths still ahead

Just to keep nagging you all: we are hosting a webinar about #LinkedData this Monday June 21st. R&D projects funded by the Next Generation Internet initiative like @pukkamustard's openEngiadina and DREAM, Crust Tech's Corteza and the Nextcloud-Solid app PDS Interop will present their work and discuss the future of semantic web and metadata technology. We kick off at 9.30 CEST, no registration or signup is required to join, just hop in the room and join in -> 🙌 👋

Mastodon should have something like a patreon built in to make it easy to donate to creators, the instance, and the larger mastodon project.

Let's say you decide to give $5 a month to a creator.

There could be an option to give 100% of the money to the creator (minus processing fees) But also let you choose to give a percentage to the instance the creator is in, the instance you are in, and/or the mastodon project itself.

Anyone else agree that this could be a good feature to have?

How to mobilize against kleptocratic national governments?

„City Alliances!“

claims Gergely Karácsony, who will probably be leading the opposition against FIDESZ in spring 2022.

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