@floppy one could maintain "likes" for backward compatiblity

in order not to have the fediverse fragment into a set of mutually incomprehensible "verbs" (likes, dislikes, loves, supports, finds informative, noted etc) introduce some sort of ontology that both serves as a menu of already available options and helps interpret ( style) what the choices of a particular platform "mean"

@floppy the "liking" thing is grossly inadequate to express the richness of human response. I would recommend you folks generalize that to an extensible set of "verb" collections and free up implementers to explore what set of verbs promotes healthy communities

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#askmasto #askmastodon #askfedi

What do you think are features that must be or should be included in #ActivityPub in the future?

Additional info:

For example, "liking" and "sharing" are part of the specification.

Note that e.g. Mastodon implements more than just the ActivityPub specification. So the question is also what features should be implemented by all instances on the Fediverse (incl. e.g. PeerTube).

FYI: Current ActivityPub specification:


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There is a effort to support business networks and it has a beautiful name @flockingbird

This definitely doesn't look like a lookalike (which is more than fine, the world doesn't really need another venue for disseminating corporate vacuity)

Still work-in-progress but somehow an important building block of a healthy "digital economy"

"In the fediverse, an instance is a community. A group."


@alcinnz i like how they are building a community around the sustainable laptop concept. Feels like how many more companies should be acting. Remains to be seen how it will all evolve, scale, become viable and overcome setbacks, but wish them the best

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@feditips @fdroidorg well, its not just as easy, its a bit rough at the edges, but that's fine. Instant gratification is not the path to freedom

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There are lots of Fediverse apps on @fdroidorg, the free open alternative to Google Play. Some Fediverse apps are exclusive to F-Droid!

Unlike Google Play, F-Droid apps are all free, open source and privacy-friendly.

F-Droid can be installed on any Android phone. It's slightly tricky to install because Google tries to block any alternative app stores. However, once it's been installed it is just as easy to use as Google Play.

There are some simple step-by-step F-Droid installation instructions here:


You can find out more about F-Droid on its official site at f-droid.org

#Fediverse #FediTips #FDroid #Android #GooglePlay #Google #Alternatives

@jwildeboer one needs a few controlled dramas to divert attention from more serious issues

@Gargron @jeffcliff its bizarre, people don't really get the yet. They want a podium to shout and some sort of captive audience that will "follow" and "like" them to stroke their egos

Its more like real life. You build an instance, a community. You keep some people out if thats what it takes. Replicating the toxicity of twitter and facebook is not what we want.

"Demonopolizing the internet with "

-> "But it's not enough to mandate that open up its interfaces – we also have to empower users and the toolsmiths who serve them to connect to dominant platforms in the ways that serve users, not corporate shareholders"


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@vfrmedia I think resilience and sufficiency at the local level is something to strive for, as a sustainable building block for wider exchanges and trade, but not at the price of regressing to some survivalist, a-social, gun-totting nightmare...

@vfrmedia brexit and its various rules is quite probably the proximate cause (as you explain)

what worries me is that this is a repeat occurrence that shows a very vulnerable population.

in some sense brexit lowered the barrier for the "panic buying infection" but we know now it is just a matter of some stress and it will be triggered also in societies that are supposedly better organized...

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Fuel shortage: half the town completely out of diesel, petrol still available in some places but long queues and traffic jams around anywhere selling fuel as people panic buy (thankfully I filled up on Wednesday evening and supplies were still OK then) - some petrol stations in suburban areas of Ipswich closed and also shortages at Stowmarket (the next large town, around 15km away from Ipswich)


I guess continental Europeans will gladly attribute this spectacle to "basket case brexit UK", conveniently forgetting their widespread toilet paper panic buying of very recent history

The "system" is deeply flawed in ways that go beyond conventional analysis and stereotypes. People have no understanding, ownership and control over their basic means of existence

Any real crisis (as in: a more lethal pandemic) would lead to complete societal collapse.

Thinking of the zettabytes of data inside the closed platforms

99% of it is probably useless noise that carries no information, just helps further burn our societies and the planet

But surely between the self-destructing videos, the countless threads and counterarguments, the links to the internet etc, there is real value

Yet it is all lost, like sediment sinking in the ocean, teardrops in the rain, because the proprietors are only interested in selling user profiles

@jambamkin @grey well everything has a start 🙂

not sure there is a suitable forum for this (not sure threads are optimal for that) but crowdsourcing ideas about how these platforms might integrate more closely, what are short and long term benefits, what are possible obstacles etc would be quite handy

Survival of the friendliest? Homo sapiens self-domestication using language to isolate violent individuals

There is some lesson here for modern societies...


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Sometimes it's good to look at the good stuff the generation of my parents managed to pull off. With the climate catastrophe underway, it's sometimes hard to forget. But I really like this one.

"Art. 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

How easy it is to forget, and yet also how easy to just bring it up again. ❤️

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