The Fediversen


Fediverse logo proposal via Eukombos, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Eukombos, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve always loved the idea of the fediverse, but never truly got into it until the #TwitterMigration chaos that’s happening now. I found a new Mastodon instance to replace after the owner couldn’t keep it up anymore due to personal reasons (I wish Ash the best!) and found Fosstodon, which is another instance for people interested in technology; particularly free & open source software (which I always have been).

I’ve had better conversations there in the past week than any I ever had on the big social media sites in the past few YEARS! It reminds of the early 2000’s internet; I’m nostalgic and refreshed. It’s what social media was in the very beginning. Back then we found meaningful connections and interesting conversations. The beauty of the fediverse is that you can follow any account from any instance (or server), not just your own. If you want to find people on the same instance, you open up your local timeline. If you want to find people from other instances, you open up the global timeline. The best way I feel to find people is to look at the #introductions tag and check out people’s profiles, as well as post history.

Also, I was able to add this blog to the fediverse! You can search for @binarydigit" data-type="URL" data-id="" target="_blank"> in any Mastodon search bar and follow πŸ₯° search bar

I use the beta ActiityPub WordPress plugin which implements the ActivityPub protocol for WordPress. So far it works well.

I hope to be writing more about my experiences on the fediverse and other tech that I’m getting back into. I’m trying to let go of mainstream social media little by little (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok) and only use them sparingly since I do have some meaningful connections there – plus it’s good to keep an eye on what’s going on in mainstream internet.

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