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Fediverse saves you from pickup artists, and 7 more reasons you should make a Fediverse account

The Internet is huge, with millions of websites. But Internet users concentrate on large well-known platforms. We are all familiar with the names of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, Vkontakte, Google, YouTube, Tinder. These services may be useful, but they are not the only ones.

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Osada 2.0 major release

Osada reaches version 2.0, which brings fully threaded conversations, forums compatible with ActivityPub and Twitter/StatusNet compatible API
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PeerTube 1.1.0

PeerTube new release. Featuring speedier startup, PeerTube CLI, bulk actions, ability to list all local videos, muting accounts and much more
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diaspora* 0.7.8.0

New minor diaspora* release features full-resolution images, memory usage improvement, docker image and admin panel enhancement
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Fediverse glossary

Have a look at this extensive glossary about Fediverse
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Friendica hackathon 2018

Join Friendica hackathon this weekend, offline in Berlin, or online! Hacking will be focused on the open issues of the upcoming 2018.12 release
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Mastodon 2.6.0 / 2.6.1

Several long-awaited additions in this Mastodon release, including 'read more' link on overly long in-stream toots and link previews
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Hubzilla 3.8 release

Hubzilla 3.8 released this morning. The entire apps and settings infrastructure was re-organised, simplifying the settings and improving general UX
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PeerTube stable 1.0.0 [updated]

PeerTube reached first stable release. A great ammount of work has been put into the project, most milestones met, new features ahead
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Friendica 2018.09

This release brings the restructuring of the item table in the database, alongside some 100 closed issues from the tracker
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FediverseCast

Announcing the first episode of a new podcast about Fediverse! The show will feature conversations with fediverse makers and community members
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Mastodon 2.5.0

Federation relays, public profiles and toots redesign, new interaction dialog for remote toots, public profile endorsements, and other additions
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Feneas organization

Will it be useful to have official Fediverse entities to provide financial, media and other support? Feneas is the first initiative
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Federation Myths

Do federated networks provide more privacy by default? Is federation more important than encryption? Some myths debunked in this article
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postActiv 1.0.5. release

This stability and security update lays foundation for supporting more protocols in postActiv. Adding diaspora protocol is one of the goals
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Socialhome 0.9.0 release

This release brings support for limited content, notifications on mentions, tag search, new local content stream and user data export
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Hubzilla HowTo

Disroot community created a comprehensive HowTo about Hubzilla. Check it out to know more about Hubzilla features (news by @paulfree14@todon.nl)
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diaspora* 0.7.6.0 release

This version improves poll federation, diaspora emails, languages support, and refines account migration, that'll be added in the next major release
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Mastodon 2.4.2

This release adds autofollow option to invites, preferred languages choice, default language instead of auto-detect, UI improvements and minor fixes
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Hubzilla moves to GitLab

Hubzilla project moved source code to Framasoft's GitLab instance. GitHub repos are archived. Remember to point your installation to new repository
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History of the Fediverse

Bob Mottram, Freedombone maintainer, shares A People's History of the Fediverse, covering federation advantages, Fediverse milestones and much more
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Toot toot

Tootle is a new Linux GTK3 client for elementary OS and Mastodon. Confirmed to also work with Pleroma. Already available in elementary OS AppCenter