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One of the biggest strengths of the fediverse (and free software) movements is how it brings people to collaborate and to spur that, we need spaces to organize. I see here and across the fediverse that people want to help out but don't know how. I've just started a set of Matrix rooms (with a bridged Discord server so that the chat platform doesn't get in the way of people wanting to participate) where people can do the following: - strategize on how to best promote the fediverse - collaborate on their free-culture/federated projects and find people to help - promote their own fediverse content, find fediverse creators to follow, and offer feedback to others' [The video](https://share.tube/w/1tGvezJtU4qQVtCPJRimGD) has been uploaded and the server is up. If you have any ideas, any ways you'd like to help, or just want to chat, join! I really do believe this is gonna be crucial to pulling off our task. Real-time chat is more personal and live so it's easier to collaborate and build a community. If you're interested, join here: - [Discord](https://discord.gg/yhEDkW3hry) - [Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/#collaboration-commons:matrix.org)
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Yearly event where we share what fedivangelism we've done
Who's birthday is around now? We can declare it international fedivangelism day. Doesn't mean done successfully, just that you tried. I'll go first: Ive asked like 140 ppl irl if they have a mastodon acct, which usually gets them to say "mastodon?" Then I strike. So like 75 ppl more know the basics of mastodon, but 0 sign ups yet. Like 20 of them are random guys approaching me and I cock block by telling them to add me to mastodon. You'd hope theyd actually be interested enough to sign up. This is also a lpt lol.
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Not sure how to get senpais to notice me on tumblr. On twitter, i got like 2 notification cause i was dissing bitcoin and some libertarians jumped into my comment sections. Whatever they sent me was auto removed by twitter, but i can imagine lmao! So eventually i might get a twitter user to migrate
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The EU via their Horizons Europe program, the [Next Generation Internet](https://ngi.eu) (where e.g. NLnet are associated) (NGI Initiative) are the biggest funders of the [free software projects](https://delightful.club/delightful-fediverse-apps/) that comprise the fedi. Without their support fedi wouldn't be what it is now. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) recently [launched a pilot](https://edps.europa.eu/press-publications/press-news/press-releases/2022/edps-launches-pilot-phase-two-social-media_en) to have both a Peertube and Mastodon instance on the Fediverse, hashtagged #EUVideo and #EUVoice respectively. On these servers official European Commission related institutions as well as individuals working at the EC can have their accounts. This recognition of the Fediverse and the interest that exists in entering our decentralized social networking environment is an important development. With success of the pilot there will undoubtedly be a follow-up and more initiatives to come. First results until now is that the parties that 'test the waters' are very happy on the kinds of interactions and quality of discussions they encounter on the Fediverse. That is no wonder, of course. Fediverse offers **social networking** that is more personal and friendly, than corporate social media which is about 'broadcasting' and influencing. Current pilot can be a ramp up to something much bigger: #### Fediverse: United in Diversity A social networking technology where _everyone_ can find their place and participate, that is not controlled by Big Tech and commercial corporate interests. For the European Commission there is the opportunity to passionately put their support behind fostering **"The European Take On Social Networking"**. Fediverse aligns to the NGI Initiative who envision an [Internet for Humans](https://www.ngi.eu/about/). ##### How you can help To progress towards this vision it is important for the EU/EC pilot to be a success. As fedizen you can help with this. Here are a couple of ways to offer your support: → **Follow, boost, favourite the [EUVoice accounts](https://social.network.europa.eu/explore) on Mastodon and [EUVideo](https://tube.network.europa.eu/videos/overview) Peertube videos.** - These early adopter accounts are _still learning_ how the Fediverse works, what the culture is and e.g. how we value accessibility and image captions. You can help them discover. - Many accounts are still Twitter bridges and broadcast only. Some others respond and interact with fedizens, notably [@EC_OSPO](https://social.network.europa.eu/@EC_OSPO), [@EDPS](https://social.network.europa.eu/@EDPS) and [@EC_NGI](https://social.network.europa.eu/@EC_NGI). The operators of the Twitter bridges don't know what the value of Fediverse is to them, and if they should spend time with us. All reactions by us are monitored, so we can help them here. - There are people giving highly toxic reactions to almost any EC-related toot. There are many things to be critical about. Politics is about the discussion of these issues, and good arguments help more than toxicity. Here we have opportunity to show we are different than the cesspit that Twitter is. - Do not expect too much, too soon. There is a complex organization structure at the EC, and given the politically sensitive nature all communications are weighed carefully and undergo multiple levels of approval. Plans move slowly, but they are in motion. → **Let's give the fedi accounts more followers than they have on Twitter, if possible.** - For instance the [Director General of Informatics at DG DIGIT](https://social.network.europa.eu/users/EC_DIGIT_director_general), Veronica Gaffey, has 191 fedi followers in short time, while [on Twitter](https://twitter.com/gaffey_veronica) she has 279 followers. → **If you are on Twitter, then help encourage EC institutions to also have an account on EUVoice.** - A notable example is the [European Parliament](https://twitter.com/euparl_en). Respond to their tweets and name-drop the fedi as THE place to be. → **We are gathering a group of volunteers on [SocialHub](https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks) that can [help train EC representatives](https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/looking-for-volunteers-organize-a-fediverse-training-for-eu-representatives/2437) in how to use the Fediverse effectively and understand its culture.** - The activities we do here, starting later this year, stand to benefit any administration or institution interested to join the Fediverse, not just EU representatives. --- This post is also [cross-posted](https://discuss.coding.social/t/help-make-the-european-commission-euvoice-and-euvideo-pilot-a-success/101) to the [Social Coding Movement](https://coding.social) that is dedicated among others to establish a Peopleverse on top of the fedi. Social Coding is not yet officially launched.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/44879 > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/44857 > > > Would be better if misskey wasn't moe imo
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The fediverse is pretty ripe for (rich) content creators. What's the hold up?
the trump mastodon -> trump used his clout to boost that up Eventually there will be like a pewdiepie instance, especially if someone forks a fediverse app with ads for ad revenue since most content creators are pretty interested in ads. Aside from trump, what's taking the others so long? Esp rightwingers since they complain about big regular social medias
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We need to foster more of a crossposting culture to prevent Lemmy from being centralized around lemmy.ml
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/26377 > ex Cross-post material to other instances and make new sublemmies on other instances. > > Im not sure how to accomplish this. In something like reddit, they could do something like upvotes from a foreign instance counts as x3 upvotes. I have my upvotes turned off on lemmy though. > > Suggestions?
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Market fediverse towards folks the way vpns market themselves?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/21952 > Almost no one cares about privacy, thats why every single VPN advertices themselves as "You can watch Neflix' catalogs from another countries" > > Pretty similar to the john oliver, 'the gov is collecting your dick pics' approach, which i linked > > from https://lemmy.ml/c/showerthoughts
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/279006 > Note: Responses on cross-posted threads may be missed. The best way to indicate your interest is to reply to the SocialHub forum topic, or alternatively on the [Fediverse announcement here](https://mastodon.social/@humanetech/108344611621798508).
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/273923 > Hurray 🥳 > > On this 14th birthday test yourself on your knowledge about the fedi's history and our present state, and share the results with your fellow fedizens.
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What youtubers/streamers list a fediverse product in their socials?
We should support them over other streamers!!
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What posters have you seen?
I've only seen Lemmy.ca posters, both online and irl.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/248395 > Nice introduction by [Per Axbom](https://social.axbom.com/@axbom) who also just rejoined the Fediverse.
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I think they twitter will become a lot more lax on bans, potentially more strict on banning people who make fun of elon. I think trump will return to twitter. Overall, seems like a ginormous win for the libertarians/ancaps. I think we should capitalize on this moment and bring way more people to the fediverse.
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Sub about brigading reddit to promote foss
Want to do some Chaotic Good? Welcome to Brigade for FOSS! Post links to alternative websites where you’re encouraging FOSS for people to come brigade
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