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tchambers

@tchambers@indieweb.social

Technologist, writer, admin of indieweb.social. Fascinated by how new politics impacts technology and vice versa. #fedi22 #indieweb #fediverse

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tchambers , to Random stuff
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I honor this news about standardized quote posts coming in fully to the upcoming Mastodon version 4.4 with this pseudo-not quite standard quote post! Congrats!
https://oisaur.com/@renchap/112299860209222424

tchambers , to Random stuff
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This is really important news about important work - for a number of reasons:
https://hachyderm.io/@thisismissem/112299123543592994

tchambers , to Fediverse News
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Sad to see Post.news shutting down. They had adding ActivtyPub support on their roadmap but the company did not survive long enough to get there.

I'm convinced that any new social player HAS to be Fediverse enabled from the start to have a chance at this point.

cc: @fediversenews
https://post.news/@/noam/2fJw4PYRFjya343RpiToiyEQr0x

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@fediversenews

Wonder if something could be done to quickly help on board post news users to the Fediverse?

They are allowing users to download their data from post.news….maybe something to help rebuild a social graph here?

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@ScottStarkey @fediversenews Agreed, @Flipboard is a model at how one does this....

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@Radgryd Easy to claim a counter-factual, but I suspect if it was also open and fully federating from the start, I think it would have seen enough social engagement to survive.

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thomasreggi , to Random stuff
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@tchambers Is there any reason why I get 401 Unauthorized when trying to view the json for my user? Here https://indieweb.social/@thomasreggi.json

https://github.com/dahlia/fedify/issues/42

tchambers ,
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@thomasreggi Hmmm. Will look into it.

tchambers ,
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@thomasreggi The best guess I have is that our server has “authorized fetch” turned on to be an additional privacy honoring technique - and other servers do not. https://fedi.tips/authorized-fetch/

tchambers , to Random stuff
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Building out my Federated podcast episode Mastodon list, to go next to my federated blog list...Here are some starter tech podcasts...
Here are some if you want to follow:

@6694657
@415434
@2123
@174725 @6751818 @BreakingBadness

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@tchambers Hey, you're a Garbage Day bold name. Congrats, dude.

ps. Have you written a post somewhere about PodcastAP so I can understand what to do with it? :)

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@Jonathanglick I am? Link?

(I’ll write up more on my review of PodcastAP on the weekend)

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@Jonathanglick Very cool! One note to @ryanbroderick -- I did not create this I only was talking it up... the author of PodcastAP is @steven working with the bridge by @dave

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A humanoid robot is on its way from Mobileye founder https://tcrn.ch/3xIZDUg

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@TechCrunch Skynet approves!

terminator GIF

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steven , to Random stuff
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What hosts are Fediverse native? I'm working on updating PodcastAP to suggest the official account for the feed over the AP bridge.

So far I have

  • Castopod
  • PeerTube instances (ex: NAtube)
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@steven Maybe Wordpress plus ActivityPub plug in and podcast plugins?

tchambers , to Random stuff
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Love watching this list evolve! Now with federating threads accounts!
https://social.heise.de/@mho/112276957806836400

tchambers , (edited ) to Fediverse News
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OK this from @steven is one of my new favorite Fedi apps that I've seen in a bit.

It opens almost every major podcast into the Fedi, making federated podcasts at scale a usable thing. Incredible to see it in the wild even in beta.

Huge credit to Steven for this app & to the team at PodcastIndex for the AP bridge that undergirds it. Early days but hugely impressive.

@davidpierce consider this for your next Installer.

https://podcastap.com/

cc: @fediversenews @dave

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@BeAware @wjmaggos @steven

It is: but this gives it a more visual search, and a graphical UX to the whole process, and a one click follow, if you log in.

tchambers , to News from fediverse
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100 percent agree: we need to "rewild" the Internet. And the and and are all part of that one big fight.
https://mastodon.social/@freakonometrics/112283131450411828

tchambers , to Fediverse News
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tchambers OP ,
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@Jonathanglick I'll bet the whole grift of this cropped feature offering is purely to get access to those credit cards for other future offerings, etc.

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@briankrebs @fediversenews Very good point.

tchambers OP ,
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@mastobit @jejord

She is right.

steven , to Random stuff
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Today I've published the initial version of PodcastAP (https://podcastap.com/).

Import an OPML or search for a Podcast or Music feed to follow on the Fediverse when logged in with a Mastodon or Pleroma account.

tchambers ,
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@steven @laurenshof @dave When both Threads and Wordpress first launched their ActivityPub implementations this same effect occurred and they latter fixed it. I think in some cases it was when servers had authorized fetch turned on. Maybe do some searching on their experiences and fixes?

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Do strongly agree with this:

"There is still a lot to do in the ActivityPub ecosystem, but we have the architecture and extension mechanisms to make them possible. It’s totally not required to go start a whole new social protocol to build those things in from scratch. In fact, it’s a real mistake; it’s far better to work from the existing standard and build on it."

https://evanp.me/2024/04/14/responses-to-rabble-on-activitypub/

tchambers , to Random stuff
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FYI: I am adding this relay from @Flipboard to 's server to better facilitate discovery and federation from Flipboard's own relay...this might ad some cost to our monthly server fees, but is worth it.

https://flipboard.team/the-kitchen-sink/federating-with-flipboard-com

tchambers , to News from fediverse
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Welcome @jbouie to actively posting on the

For those new to his writing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamelle_Bouie

cc: @fediversenews

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@maggiejk @fediversenews Its fedreating, no need to login to threads:

https://indieweb.social/@jbouie@threads.net

But it's brand new and no new posts yet. Once he posts all posts can be followed, boosted, etc, like any other Fediverse account. Two-way interaction will come later. But a key voice to follow.

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@maggiejk @fediversenews It is -- however that account went dormant and he is now posting mainly on the @jbouie one...

tchambers , to Random stuff
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"By filing the lawsuit, Media Matters effectively blocked Paxton from suing to try to enforce his office’s investigative demands....

Mehta issued an order blocking Paxton from enforcing his office’s original investigative demands and from issuing any additional demands relating to the investigation he announced in November."

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/ken-paxton-media-matters-texas-judge-halts-probe-1235004013/

tchambers , to Random stuff
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With the breaking news in the Iran drone and missile strikes against Israel, wanted to remind everyone that our server has a zero tolerance stance on hate content, posts glorifying violent ideologies, and on uncivil discussion. Very tense times and our moderation standards are clear and are especially important for times just like this.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/04/13/iran-israel-hamas-war-news-gaza-palestine/

tchambers , (edited ) to Random stuff
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Idea: given that the A.I. companies are ravenous for training data, and paying top dollar for it - AND film restoration of dacaying old films is vastly underfunded…. A.I. companies should pay to create pristine 4K digital versions of every film or videotape about to be lost to decay in exchange for training rights.

tchambers OP ,
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@alwirtes OpenAI said it is running out of human training data and is considering training on computer generated. Which sounds like a horrible idea that would amplify the hallucinations even more.

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@SallyStrange Fully agree.

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If you were buying a new car for a family today, what would you buy? EV preferred.

(Please don’t say “public transit”. Yes, I’d prefer functional public infrastructure too, and resent the need to own a car, but I live in America.)

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tchambers , to Random stuff
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From for America:

tchambers , to Podcast
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Reminds me I need to dig into @funkwhale more.... Also curious on their federated support...

https://raphael.lullis.net/funkwhale/

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Awesome piece on BlackPlanet, the pioneering social network that got a lot of things right: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2024/05/blackplanet-social-media-history/677839/

tchambers ,
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@clive Wonder if a BlackPlanet.social on the Fediverse would or could carry on some of that original direction....

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https://pubkit.net will be shipping later today, it's been a long time coming!

tchambers ,
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@dansup 👀

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Post from @rabble on why he's chosen to use and not and the . He makes some compelling points. Personally I am not too worried about the server admin parts of his argument (I have enough control, even if I don't control the server), but I agree that this isn't ideal:

"You can’t use a single fediverse identity with your profile and followers in Peertube, Mobilizon, WriteFreely, and Pixelfed. You need a totally separate account in each one."
https://njump.me/nevent1qqsfqlx6wpl5267tmnmmjk7v9tzunjvhzav9unc2tjn6k0w82vghprsppamhxue69uhkummnw3ezumt0d5qjxamnwvaz7tmswfhhs7fdv4u8qetjd9kk2mn59ehkuun9dejx2u3wvdhk6qg5waehxw309aex2mrp0yhxgctdw4eju6t0qy2hwumn8ghj7un9d3shjtnddaehgu3wwp6kyqgkwaehxw309aex2mrp0yhxummnw3ezucnpdejqzxrhwden5te0wfjkccte9ehx7umhdpjhyefwvdhk6q3qwmr34t36fy03m8hvgl96zl3znndyzyaqhwmwdtshwmtkg03fetaqxczx4f

tchambers ,
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@ricmac @rabble This feels solvable with a “login with your Mastadon” Oath like solution — I think @newsmast and @pixelfed have already implemented and @julian is adding to

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tchambers , to Random stuff
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This is the way.

cc: @fediversenews

RE:
https://flipboard.social/@mike/112255777232768536

tchambers , to Random stuff
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This is incredibly important and being handled very responsibly and carefully by the @Flipboard team.

Continue to be very impressed with them acting as a good faith partner to the open social web!
https://flipboard.social/@Flipboard/112253430252014592

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So you're planning on voting in the upcoming election.

You think you might vote for , he seems decent.

Every vote cast for Cornel West will help Trump.

Or there's .

Look, RFK Jr is BACKED BY STEVE BANNON. He openly ADMITTED recently that the purpose of his campaign is to help Trump.

You want to vote against Trump, great, sure, vote against Trump.

Just stop kidding yourself that there's more than one way to do it.

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tchambers , (edited ) to Random stuff
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Every university should do this.

“We are opening the university's own Mastodon instance social.uibk.ac.at to all 5,000+ employees today…”

RE: https://social.uibk.ac.at/@uniinnsbruck/112234815469350283

cc: @fediversenews

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@caranha @pettter @rwg

Agreed with Claus: this woudn't NEED to be your main acount, and and you could always migrate it.

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Experimenting with separate hashtags in the @pixelfed app

Before vs After

Wdyt?

Hashtag buttons
Inline hashtags
Hashtag buttons

tchambers ,
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@dansup @pixelfed After. Cleaner, clearer and less clutter.

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