This blog is now on the Fediverse!

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You can now have this blog federated to your social media site by following If you're on Mastodon, it should look something like this: You should be able to follow it on Lemmy, kBin, PixelFed, and some cool social network I've never heard of. How This blog runs on WordPress. Thanks to the tireless […]

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Federation is pretty cool, but kinda confusing, and maybe a little scary

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Otome-chan says: "See here. you can see this mastodon user's post (which to them looks like a regular tweet on twitter does) ends up in our random microblogs section. We can also view their profile directly as well as follow them to have their posts appear in our microblogs (as well as threads if they go out of their way to make one). It seems kbin microblogs appear as threads/comments to you on lemmy. so I have to imagine mastodon posts might be similar?"

Last week, this strange mention appeared on my Mastodon feed. After a bit of clicking around, I figured out what had happened. A user on the Kbin social network had linked to my Mastodon profile. Thanks to the magic of the ActivityPub protocol, it filtered into my mentions - even though I've never even heard […]

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How do you decentralise emergency alerts?

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Twitter's decision to hobble its API has meant that a number of useful alerting bots might no longer function. Your local subway might not be able to Tweet each morning about delays on the line, nor will a tornado warning be displayed as you scroll through photos of brunch, and forget about flood alerts between […]

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