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The Fediverse Report is a curated blog, giving you links and context to all the news that is happening in the fediverse.

Every week you get 'Last Week in the Fediverse', with a summary of the relevant news of the week.

Feel free to follow my personal account as well.

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New: Video, audio and blogging: Japanese is building in the ATmosphere

I take a look at 3 new products build on

Blogging with whtwnd.com
Video with bluemotion.app
Audio spaces with bluecast.app

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/video-audio-and-blogging-japanese-bluesky-is-building-in-the-atmosphere/

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New: Last Week in - ep 68

This week's news:

  • Significant interest and use of the bridge between the fediverse and Bluesky, even though it is still in active development
  • Ghost gives a first glimpse at their powered reading app

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-68/

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New: Last Week in - ep 67

This week's news:

  • Opt-in bridge between Bluesky and the fediverse silently launches for testing
  • A new version for @peertube, with some new plugins as well
  • More federation: this time between Discourse and WordPress, with Lemmy and NodeBB being worked on as well

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-67/

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New: Last Month in - April 2024

Last months news:

  • Brazilian president Lula joins Bluesky, and a Portugese community with it
  • Skygaze shuts down the popular For You algorithmic feed
  • grant recipients announced

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-month-in-bluesky-april-2024/

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New: Last Week in - ep 66

This week's news:

  • The EU Voice pilot that hosted Mastodon and Peertube instance for the EU over the last 2 years will come to an end. The @EU_Commission account will continue to be active and grow their Mastodon presence.
  • Ghost announces a major push for fediverse support, adding to their posts and building an ActivityPub powered news reader app.
  • Mastodon starts a US-based nonprofit.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-66/

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New: Last Week in #Fediverse - ep 65

This weeks news:

  • Interoperability between NodeBB and Discourse set a new way of federation between forums
  • Publishing platform Ghost starts work on adding #activitypub support
  • testing platform @pubkit launches in closed beta
  • Following podcasts on your fediverse account became even easier with PodcastAP
  • Mastodon has gotten funding to start implementing quote posts

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-65/

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New: Last Week in - ep 64

  • the DSA for server admins by @iftas
  • P2P video calls with your fediverse account, with iOS app Sora @SoraSNS
  • Full 2-way federation with @Flipboard
  • An escalating fight between the Brazilian government and Musk's X leads to president Lula joining

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-64/

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New: Last Month in - March 24

  • Stackable moderation is live, and people can subscribe now to third-party labelers
  • Blogging comes to the ATmosphere with WhiteWind, allowing anyone with a Bsky account to blog
  • More information on how Bluesky plans to make money

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-month-in-bluesky-march-24/

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New: Last Week in - ep 62

This week's news:

  • @mobilizon changes ownership away from Framasoft, but development will continue
  • An overview of the current work on cross-app podcasts comments with
  • Mastodon.social 'knows' about some 2800 Threads accounts, indicating that the amount of people on Threads who have turned on federation is in the couple of thousands.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-62/

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New: Last Week in - ep 61

A busy newsweek in the fediverse:

  • Threads has joined the fediverse in an open beta, allowing people from US, Canada and Japan to opt-in to having their Threads post be visible in the fediverse
  • @fediforum happened this week, with a ton of great demos, a large variety of sessions, and multiple calls and initiatives for more collaboration across the fediverse

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-61/

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is starting, exciting to see so many of you there!

For a live blog, check out @hello at https://wedistribute.org/2024/03/fediforum-live/

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Last Week in - ep 60

The fediverse continues its trend of rebuilding popular large platforms, but with . This week two projects were announced to be in development:

  • Loops, a platform for short-form video
  • Ibis, a federated version of Wikipedia

also a fascinating paper about the hashtag , and much more news this week.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-60/

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New: Last Week in - ep 59

  • @phanpy has released Catch-Up, a new feature that gives you great control of how you want to view your timeline in a great variety of new ways.
  • Threads' work on continues, and now some people that are not part of Meta also have their posts show up in the fediverse
  • Fedify is a new fediverse server framework that's in development

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-59/

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New: Last Month in Bluesky - Februari 24

An overview of all the news that has happened in and of the last month:

  • Opening of the network with federation launching and no more invite codes
  • Bluesky turns out to be popular in Japan
  • Hashtags and mute words
  • A new head of T&S

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-month-in-bluesky-februari-2024/

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New: Last Week in - ep 58

This week's news:

  • NodeBB joins the fediverse, expanding the fediverse more into the world of forums!
  • Announcement of the Open Science Network, based on @bonfire

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-58/

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New: Last Week in - ep 57

Two major news items this week:

  • the fediverse gets hit with a persistent spam wave, which indicates the current vulnerabilities in the network to such an attack.
  • Bluesky opens up for federation, allowing 3p Personal Data Servers to connect to the network. This starts a new period of experimentation and new projects on the network, which will likely impact the AP-fediverse in a variety of ways that are not yet clear

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-57/

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Bluesky has announced that today they have started with federation, allowing anyone to host their own data on the network.

In a blog post they announced that anyone can now host their own PDS, framing it as a way to control your own data, and also explaining how it differs from Mastodon.

Bluesky describes it as an 'early access of federation for self-hosters'.

https://bsky.social/about/blog/02-22-2024-open-social-web

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Bluesky also crossed the mark for 5 million accounts today.

https://bsky.jazco.dev/stats

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New: Last Week in - ep 56

  • Discourse around a potential bridge between the fediverse and . The proposed bridge between the networks featured opt-out mechanism, but after an intense backlash by the community, changes towards a more opt-in nature are being made.
  • The @BBCRD extends their Mastodon trial
  • @Flipboard expands their fediverse integration, with over 1000 curated magazines now available via

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-56/

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Last Week in - ep 55

  • drops the invite codes, and turns out to be a massive hit in Japan. The network grew by more than 50% in less than a week's time.
  • The different federated event planning apps (, .io and Event Federation) are working together for a better unified experience
  • @theverge explains the fediverse.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-55/

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New: opens network, making it a massive hit in Japan

Bluesky's network grew by 50% in the last two days, adding 1.5million accounts since dropping the invite codes. The surge of popularity and interest seems to come mainly from Japan, with large popular Japanese accounts coming over.

Bluesky also talks more about their plans to make money, and how they will start with federation this month. With that, bridges to the become possible.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/bluesky-opens-the-network/

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is ready to open the network.

Starting today, Bluesky will not require invite codes anymore and anyone can join the network. Later this month, the team will roll out an "experimental early version of federation", allowing other people to run their own 'Personal Data Server' (PDS).

https://bsky.social/about/blog/02-06-2024-join-bluesky

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If you want more information on how Bluesky works and what a PDS is, I wrote an explainer of the technical terms here:

https://fediversereport.com/how-bluesky-works-the-network-components/

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I'll be at this weekend! Would love to chat with anyone who is involved with fediverse stuff in some capacity, so hit me up here or @laurenshof if you want to meet up for a coffee or a chat.

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New: Lemmy Ask You Anything (again)

The Lemmy developers held another AMA this week (https://lemmy.ml/post/11023519 ), and in this article I go over some of the answers that stood out to me. They gave answers about platform identity, why decentralisation matters for a healthy community, more details about their roadmap and funding, as well as a whole lot more.

read at: https://fediversereport.com/lemmy-ask-you-anything-again/

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New: Last Week in - ep 53

This week's news:

  • a closer look at the upcoming project @bonfire
  • Threads adds quote posting to their ActivityPub implementation
  • @sublinks is a new link aggregating platform that recently started development

As well as a whole lot more! Read at:
https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-episode-53/

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New: Last Week in , ep 52

  • Dutch Government @avhuffelen urges Threads to quickly implement federation
  • @owncast releases an app for iOS and tvOS, after struggles with getting it approved by Apple
  • the term 'fediverse' is becoming enough of a buzzword to get metaverse companies interested
  • @agora is a fediverse app with a For You algorithm, and build-in support for bridges

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-52/

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New: How Bluesky works

A short series explaining the components of the Bluesky network, how this relates to federation, as well as content moderation.

In this first article I describe all the individual parts that make up network, and how they relate to each other.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/how-bluesky-works-the-network-components/

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Latest dotSocial podcast has me wondering if it'd be cool to be able to have Administrators create "topics" in Trending and support inviting specific people to be curators of those topics on the local mastodon instance?

cc @mike

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check out @newsmast, they are going big on curated feeds, and doing some really cool work. They're about to release more updates and are working on API support as well. I'll be writing more about it next week

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New: Last Week in Fediverse - ep 51

In this week's news:

  • WordPress ActivityPub plugin gets updated to v2.0
  • Bluesky hits 3m accounts, invites going away soon
  • Podcasting news (including WeDistribute launching a new podcast!)
  • And a whole load of other news items, bridges, more information on Thread's roadmap, updates to ActivityPods, and more!

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-51/

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As blogs from , and others federate in, I'm trying to get everyone to use the tag to make those posts discoverable and searchable.

As podcasts from @Castopod MicrodotBlog, and @funkwhale, others federate... I'm trying to push for the use of the tag to become a common way to search and find federated podcast episodes.

Who's with me?


cc: @dave @manton @dave @pfefferle

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@tchambers Sure, lets give this a shot. I'll participate with my blogs ( @LaurensHof and @laurenshof ) as well

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Last Week in Fediverse - ep 50

  • The massive response to the launch of RSS Parrot, a new tool which allows you to view RSS feeds in your fediverse account, showcases the large demand for better integration of the fediverse with RSS
  • an uncertain future for Firefish
  • Authorized Fetch has been circumvented
  • PieFed, a new link-aggregator platform launches

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-50/

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With a bonus shoutout for all the scuba divers on the fediverse: diveDB is a web app that allows scuba divers to track their dives. The site has now added ActivityPub support, so you can follow all your favourite scuba divers (?) directly from your fediverse app

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PeerTube plans for 2024

In this article I take a look at @Framasoft plans for 2024 for PeerTube, with some new information from the AMA from recently as well. Learn more about what makes an alternative, not a rival, to Big Tech, their plans for a mobile app, redesign, and more!

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/peer-into-the-future-peertubes-plans-for-2024/

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Last Week in - ep 49

The final weekly update for the year. Thank you all so much for all the support this year, it has been amazing to see the project grow with so much community support!

This update contains:

  • Flipboard federation
  • Peertube 2024 plans
  • lots of quick news links

I'll be offline for the next week to reset and take a break. Fediverse Report will be back next year. Stay tuned, and happy holidays!

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-49/

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New: Flipping the Federation Switch: Flipboard joins the fediverse

has joined the fediverse this week, with the first selection of Flipboard accounts now fully interacting with the . I spoke with @mike to learn more.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/flipping-the-federation-switch-flipboard-joins-the-fediverse/

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New: Last Week in Fediverse - ep 48

A busy week, with two projects starting to federate:

  • Discourse
  • Threads

As well as:

  • PeerTube releasing their plans for the new year
  • Lemmy getting a major new update, with new features that help visibility for smaller communities

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-48/

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New: How Newsmast is building curated news and communities on the

The UK charity @newsmast has build a fediverse-powered platform for sharing curated news and communities. I spoke with Newsmast to hear their story and perspective. Can recommend checking them out, and give Newsmast a try.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/newsmast-and-news-curation-in-the-fediverse/

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New: Last Month in Bluesky - mid December 23

An overview of the updates and changes that has made recently:

  • Reply controls, allowing you to specify who can comment on your posts
  • The network is becoming publicly viewable, with new settings to discourage discoverability
  • dealing with bulk follow/unfollow spam

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/bluesky-mid-december-update/

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Thank you to all of you who joined the livestream, this was great fun. Great to see so many people tune in and ask all these questions, thanks a lot!

Link to the VOD will come tomorrow!

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We're live now! For the next 2 hours I'll be asking Framasoft all your questions about PeerTube. Ask your questions with

Join us here!
https://peer.tube/w/f6jxvT1WZzsBRHJF6t6saD

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In less than an hour the will go live!

You can ask your questions during the livestream in chat, or post them here with using the hashtag

Tune in at: https://peer.tube/w/f6jxvT1WZzsBRHJF6t6saD

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A Mammoth of an update

@mammoth has released the latest version of their app, Mammoth 2. With it comes "Smart Lists", news curation and personalised suggestions for accounts to follow.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/a-mammoth-of-an-update/

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Last Week in - ep 47

  • 5 years of Mobilizon, with new updates and new ownership
  • Mammoth 2 launches, with more curated content
  • A closer look at Mostr, the bridge that connects with the fediverse

Don't forget there will be a PeerTube AMA livestream this Wednesday Dec 13th, 18u-20u CEST. Ask your questions now already with

Read this weeks news at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-47/

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Have questions about or want to know more about the team, and where the project is headed?

Next week there will be an Ask Me Anything with the @peertube team, streamed live directly on PeerTube!

I'll be the one to ask the questions to the team. You can already ask your questions right now, use the hashtag with your question to get them answered live on stream.

The stream will be Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 6-8 pm (CET)

You don't want to miss this!

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New: on Mostr, the bridge between and the , that has just gotten an upgrade.

With the bridge, connections between the two networks become easier, and the borders of what the fediverse is become fuzzier. But not everyone might be interested in the connection, however.

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/bridging-nostr-and-the-fediverse/

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Last Week in - ep 46

This week's news:

  • NLnet funds a variety of fediverse projects
  • has released there latest version with a variety of new features
  • has published their recap for 2023

Read at: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-fediverse-ep-46/

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