Items tagged with: Federation

Erinnerst du dich noch, wann du dich für Twitter registriert hast? Ich benutze das ja nur noch als outlet - wer mich lesen will komme zu diaspora* und #mastodon bitte - ich meine in 2007 auf der ersten re_publica in der Kalkscheune Berlin lief so eine Promo-Aktion, und nur wenige waren early adopter und sind seither dabei. Ich erinnere mich noch, erst Jahre später da drauf zu kommen, hmm, da war doch was... dieser komische Kurznachrichtendienst. #MeinTwitterJubiläum #mirdochegal #federation #diaspora #mastodon
Editing is conceptually easy, from an end-user viewpoint. But there are many buts.

Federating changes to all the servers is conceptually and intrinsically difficult: who has gotten the changed text first, which one (think typofixes every few seconds), and when? Do all servers (which? How many is "all"?) confirm they received "it", or that or when they have updated their stuff? To whom? What happens if a server confirms changes 3, 5, 6, and 7, but not 1, 2 and 4? Is the user-generated text partially changed and federated onwards? Which machine is responsible to keep track of what, will it enforce text changes? Or link targets too, for a preview? And if it has started to advance cache contents, and changes 5 and six will effectively ddos the target because all the servers downstream enable previews too? Or should a server wait with pushing update 3, because 1 hasn't arrived? Is an update security hardened, or can any federatable-to server pretend there was an update, and inherit the change to upstream? How do receiving servers know its a legitimate update? And subscribing users, which server notifies whom directly, when, with federated access enabled?
All of this is interesting enough on one server, or servers that run the exact same code version. With a loosely coupled #federation it takes time for this to trickle down.

Frage | Friendica von einem Kontakt überrollt?

Frage an !Friendica Support

Hallo, ich habe eben den Fall das ich von den Beiträgen eines einzelnen Kontakts den ich aber schon länger habe gerade überrollt werde. Da sind bestimmt 40 Beiträge in meiner Zeitleiste die in den letzten 60 Minuten hinzugefügt wurden, die der Kontakt aber in den letzten Wochen erstellt hat. Natürlich nicht mehr in der Ursprünglichen Reihenfolge. Der Kontakt sitzt dabei auf einen Diaspora Pod. Ist schon ziemlich auffällig.

Tags: #de #frage #friendica #federation #kontakte #beiträge #ravenbird #2020-02-23

Bruce Schneier: Inrupt, Tim Berners-Lee's Solid, and Me

Schneier has signed on to TBL's "Solid" distributed self-host-capable social media platform company, Inrupt.
I have joined a company called Inrupt that is working to bring Tim Berners-Lee's distributed data ownership model that is Solid into the mainstream. (I think of Inrupt basically as the Red Hat of Solid.) I joined the Inrupt team last summer as its Chief of Security Architecture, and have been in stealth mode until now.

The idea behind Solid is both simple and extraordinarily powerful. Your data lives in a pod that is controlled by you. Data generated by your things -- your computer, your phone, your IoT whatever -- is written to your pod. You authorize granular access to that pod to whoever you want for whatever reason you want. Your data is no longer in a bazillion places on the Internet, controlled by you-have-no-idea-who. It's yours. If you want your insurance company to have access to your fitness data, you grant it through your pod. If you want your friends to have access to your vacation photos, you grant it through your pod. If you want your thermostat to share data with your air conditioner, you give both of them access through your pod.
This was one of the more interesting (though not yet ready for prime-time) options we looked at in the #Plexodus G+ shutdown migration.

HN discussion:



#socialMedia #distributedNetworks #Federation #BruceSchneier #TimBernersLee #SolidProtocol #Inrupt

There are tons of updates coming to Pixelfed

Pixelfed, the fediverse’s answer to Instagram and other photo-sharing services, has been seriously stepping up its game over the past few months. The lead developer, Dansup, has been extremely forthcoming with teasers for new features in development, along with announcements regarding when they’re officially available.

#Pixelfed #Federation #Update #

The Great Diaspora Treasure Hunt

Sometimes the stream is just dull and reshared. I have read some places were people discuss the endless reshares, and discusses how much quality contant this place needs to get going. But the truth is that resharing is like ants in the forest. They can be quite a nuisance, but they are a valuable part of the ecosystem as they help the federation of this place.

Only... why repost the same thing you just saw reposted. The clever ant goes on a treasure hunt in old posts. The good thing by doing this is the post might fell new even if it's an oldie'n'goodie, the chance of dublicates in the stream is minmal, and, most important, it will help new pods be part of the history of Diaspora and Friendica. Digging up a really interesting, fun, thoughtprovoking or obscene post from the past makes you a Diaspora archelologist, a pillar of federation society, a provider of quality content to the hungry masses - and it's (almost) just as easy as a normal reshare.

So if you are bored with the stream go on find some old posts, the older the better, the less reshares the better, the better the better.

I will at least try to do this more often ...

#Diaspora #friendica #reshares #federation #treasure #hunt
So why isn’t he championing #Diaspora* / the #Federation?
Because it is free. He is trying to get people to donate, but "WT" is still proprietary and not open source.
I would still love to see people leave fb for something else though. But I have doubts about whether his business model will prove popular enough.
You can already choose a "most recent" setting on fb, so there better be more to it than that.

‘The Anti-Facebook’: #Wikipedia co-founder launches ad-free #social #media platform

Fed up with #Facebook and #Twitter? If so, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hopes you'll join WT:Social, a new social media platform that promises not to run advertisements or sell user data.

WT:Social features a Facebook-like feed on which users can share news or other content. But unlike Facebook, whose algorithms prioritize content that's sponsored or receiving a lot of engagement, WT:Social simply shows new content first.

About 160,000 people have signed up for WT:Social since it launched in October. The platform is free to join, but new users are put on a wait-list, which can be instantly bypassed if you donate money. WT:Social hopes to survive only on donations.
So why isn't he championing #Diaspora* / the #Federation? Hmmm...

New Ruling Allows Governments to Remove Content on FB
This is a prime example of free speech impairment and another reason to support decentralized platforms.
#diaspora #federation
Had a great evening yesterday with @Harald Eilertsen in the local pub, Blågårds Apotek. I hadn't expected there to be music on a Monday, but there was jazz jam-session with people dropping by with their saxophone cases.

First time I meet in real life with a federated fella! I got pretty pissed in dark Danish porter and had a great evening. So here's some old school trash for Harald.

#diaspora #Copenhagen #federation

Federation of posts problem

User A posts public content on pod X. User B on pod X sees content by user A and wants to write a comment using an account on pod Y. User A searches for usera(at)podx on pod Y, finds the contact but cannot see the public content. How to solve please?

#diaspora #question #bug #feature #federation #fediverse

Federation of posts problem

User A posts public content on pod X. User B on pod X sees content by user A and wants to write a comment using an account on pod Y. User A searches for usera(at)podx on pod Y, finds the contact but cannot see the public content. How to solve please?

#diaspora #question #bug #feature #federation #fediverse
I would like to test following someone on Pixelfed from my Mastodon account. Who should I follow? #federation
@Passagier 451 Heh i see yeah ... well .. as i said, from pluspora it did not work .. it's a tiny little bit of a hassle sometimes.... luckily most of the time #federation just works. ;)
Do you wish the Fediverse had a Reddit-style link sharing and discussion system?

There are two in development, Prismo and Lemmy:


Prismo source:

Prismo demo instance:


Lemmy source:

#Reddit #Alternatives #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Federation
I'm quite #oldhere but still I don't really understand the following:

Which posts are delivered from pod A to pod B?

#diaspora #federation #question

Friendica 2019.06 Released

Thanks everyone who contributed, be it directly by committing patches or new features, doing translations or reporting issues.

And now, we happily announce the availability of Friendica 2019.06. It contains many bug fixes, enhancements of existing functionality and some new features. The most noteworthy changes since the last release in March are:
  • Added native two-factor authentication
  • Added reshare counts
  • Added mascot to error pages (thanks to @lostinlight)
  • Moved Friendica private message and contact request to ActivityPub
You can find a complete overview of the changes in the CHANGELOG file.

How to Update

Updating from old Friendica versions

If you are updating from an older version than the 2018.09 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version as there were several important changes in that version.

Please further note, that since Friendica 3.6 we use Composer for dependency management. If you are updating via git, you have to remember to update the dependencies as well.

Pre-Update Procedures

Ensure that the last backup of your Friendica installation was done recently. While testing, we did not encounter problems, but better safe than sorry.

With this release we raised the hard requirements to PHP 7. If you are still using PHP 5.6+, this version won’t work anymore on your system and we urge you to upgrade to PHP 7.1 at least.

Using Git

Updating from the git repositories should only involve a pull from the Friendica core repository and addons repository. Remember to also update the dependencies with composer.
cd friendica
git pull
bin/composer.phar install
cd addon
git pull
If you want to switch the branch (e.g. if you helped testing the RC code) please do so after the pull using git checkout master (or develop).

Be aware that the .htaccess file was removed from the git repository in the 2019.01 version. You might have to restore yours from a backup (if you have done local changes) or from the .htaccess-dist if you had not done it before.

Using the Archive Files

If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (zip or tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive (friendica-full-2019.06.zip and friendica-addons-2019.06.tar.gz) and unpack it on your local computer.

As many files got deleted or moved around, please upload the unpacked files to a new directory on your server (say friendica_new) and copy over your existing configuration (config/local.config.php and config/addon.config.php) and .htaccess files. Afterwards rename your current Friendica directory (e.g. friendica) to friendica_old and friendica_new to friendica.

The files of the dependencies are included in the archive (make sure you are using the friendica-full-2019.06 archive), so you don’t have to worry about them.

Please be aware of the changes in the configuration format in the 2019.03 version. You should follow the instructions linked from your admin panel as soon as possible to move your configuration to the new location.

Post Update Tasks

The database update should be applied automatically, but maybe it gets stuck. If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script
bin/console dbstructure update
from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned below.

How to Contribute

If you want to contribute to the project, you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at github or let us know in the development forum.

Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with Git(Hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.

Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun!

#Friendica #Federation #Release #Update
Theme Developers

Are there theme developers out there that want to create additional themes for Friendica?

It would be great to have some more crowdpower on that topic. If you are interested, just visit https://github.com/friendica/friendica

#Friendica #Theme #Federation #Fediverse #developer #development
I have a question regarding moderation of the networks. I read an in depth article about someone who worked as a moderator for facebook. It's in Dutch but I'll link it anyway. It told about all the horrible content that is moderated by facebook. It's about how facebook treats their employees who see horrific videos I don't even want to describe to you. But some things should not be seen by anyone ever. Period.
I wonder how the federation deals with such things. I know podmins can block an individual user or a pod, is that correct?
But are there ways in which podmins communicate with each other about such things? To notify others of accounts/pods that try to spread horrible content?
I know many in the federation are heavily focused on free speech, but if I decide to host a pod in the future, I do not want to allow my members to be subjected to horrible things (if you don't like that, then don't register on my pod ;-) ). I think it would be very handy if people can warn each other about specific accounts/pods. At the same time, there's the issue that keeping a public list can act as a way for horrible people to find each other and it could be abused.
How does the federation deal with such things? Do we just assume pods like that will not infiltrate the bigger network because any pod with an even remotely human podmin will ban them? (Is that really a solution? Because: how many podmins will have to see such content first?) And how about fringe cases, like hate speech, with or without direct calls for violence? Or even more into the realm where many people think we ought to let it go: obviously fake news?
For the record, I do not care as passionately about making sure people don't see fake news as I care about making sure people don't see these things that make me reconsider my stance on the dealth penalty, but I would still prefer not to be subjected to it and not help it spread through my account or pod.

@NewHere Forum Forum @Friendica Support #federation #thefederation #moderation #block #illegalcontent

When the Inmates Run the Asylum!

I posted this everywhere and hope you'll read the full thing on Medium. If you're logged in on Medium you can clap, once or up top 50 times. Did you know that? If you don't like it, you'll have to come back here and tell me. And if there are details to correct, please do let me know.

This article tries to explain the difference between just another silo like MeWe and countless other attempts

#diaspora #social #fediverse #federation #silos
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