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Very cool -- teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code: codeberg.org/teddit/teddit

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)

#Privacy

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Have you ever wondered why a popular account on the Fediverse seems to have few followers, and maybe even no posts? It's probably because its information is out of date on your instance.

✅ Clicking on a user's profile picture opens its public profile page on its home instance, which carries the true number of followers, the complete set of posts etc.

Sometimes the differences can be quite striking, see the attached images for an example.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Stats

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Lemmy is a free open source federated alternative to Reddit. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @LemmyDev

You can try the flagship instance at lemmy.ml

They have now introduced federation between Lemmy instances, so people on one Lemmy instance can interact with people on others. (They are working on federating with the rest of the Fediverse later.)

#Lemmy #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting #Reddit #HackerNews #Alternatives

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Whoah! I switched to Spotify for podcasts as soon as they released the feature about a year ago - mainly because of the clunkiness around adding new shows in AntennaPod.

Just checked it out again and it's had some *major* upgrades! Discovery is much easiwr. Think I'm switching back 👍

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Is there someone you follow who does good posts but you don't want to see their boosts?

✅ To hide someone's boosts go to their profile, click the "..." button and select "Hide boosts from". (To unmute their boosts, just do the same thing again.)

Their other posts will work just like before, only their boosts will be hidden.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Muting #Boosts

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hCaptcha, as a Privacy Respecting Alternative to Google reCAPTCHA, Is Now the Largest Independent CAPTCHA Service, Runs on 15% Of The Internet - See hcaptcha.com/post/hcaptcha-now

#technology #privacy #bots #spammers #hCaptcha

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It has been a wild and fun development cycle with many challenges. Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes:

Zot6 Protocol
Zot6 has been implemented as the primary messaging protocol in Hubzilla. Most work in this development cycle has gone into this project. What you will notice is that the network field in your connections list will turn from zot to zot6 as soon as your contacts' hubs will be upgraded.

Direct messages
Direct messages are messages that are addressed to one or more single connections. They are accessible from your network stream. A direct messages filter has been added to the stream filters widget for quick access. The Mail app has been deprecated in favor of direct messages.

Mail app moved to addons
There is no concept of private mail in the zot6 protocol. If you require access to your legacy mail, you will need to ask your hub admin to install the mail addon. This will allow you to install the legacy Mail app.

Forums
The way we interact with forums has changed. To post to a  forum you can now simply select a forum from the ACL selector.

Polls
Hubzilla now has support for polls with multiple options. This feature is compatible with activitypub polls and is available directly from the post editor. The vote feature has been deprecated in favor of polls.

Notifications
Notifications have been rewritten to implement server sent events. It is required to install the SSE addon to receive real time notifications. Also some useful new features were added.

Due to the upgrade to the zot6 protocol there are some drawbacks
- Sourced RSS feeds will not federate via zot6 unless the option "Resend posts with this channel as author" is selected. The authors are not valid actors.
- Anonymous comments will not federate via zot6. The authors are not valid actors.
- Community tagging has been disabled. It will be re-enabled when it is agreed upon how to implement it for compatibility with other projects.
- The chess addon has been moved to addons-unsupported until it will be ported to the ActivityStreams2 data format.
- Channel clones at hubs which are at Hubzilla version < 4.7.4 will be disconnected until the clone hubs will be updated.

For a more detailed changelog please have a look here.

A big THANK YOU! to all contributors and everybody who is supporting Hubzilla. Special thanks to @Funds privacy tech/open search which is supporting my work for Hubzilla.

How to upgrade?

- create a backup
- execute util/udall from the terminal
- make sure all DB updates (especially 1236) have been successfully applied
- execute php util/z6convert.php dry-run from the terminal for a dry run (no data will be modified with this option)
- execute php util/z6convert.php from the terminal (this will take a while...)
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We are launching fedisearch.com , a website for doing full text search on fediverse content.

This could be very useful for small instances users that are missing full text searches, just about anyone else who is looking for a blazing fast fediverse search engine.

We have a well behaved indexer that honors users' preference on opting out status indexing.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

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#AntennaPod is a free software #Android application that we're #thankful for -- several staff use it to track favorite podcasts and retain their freedom at the same time. Download it and plenty of other free software apps from F-Droid: u.fsf.org/37h

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Are there certain words or phrases that you just don't want to see on Mastodon?

✅ You can hide posts, notifications, messages or profiles containing these words using Mastodon's filters. Go to Preferences > Filters > Add New Filter to customise what you are shown

You can choose what type of content gets filtered, whether the messages are permanently filtered, and whether the trigger word or phrase has to be an exact match.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Filters #Moderation

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@hinton What about this:
Any username could be contacted by, and participate to the Fediverse by a OSM-Fediverse node? Like @<username>@osm.social

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You can discover interesting accounts to follow on Mastodon and the rest of the Fediverse at:

➡️ @FediFollows

You can watch interesting videos from across the Fediverse at:

➡️ @FediVideos

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Mastodon uses the same technical standards as many other alternative social networks, so people on one network can follow people on others. This "network of networks" is called the Fediverse :fediverse:

✅ You can follow people from other parts of the Fediverse just like you would follow any Mastodon account!

Try it out for yourself:

@jett1oeil is an account on Instagram alternative PixelFed

@chriswere is an account on YouTube alternative PeerTube

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

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Are you looking for a job in free software? Apply to be a Open VoIP Alliance community builder: u.fsf.org/36-

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RT @simongerman600
The most remote inhabited island on earth is Tristan da Cunha and from the few YouTube documentaries that I watched on it it's an almost comically British place (considering its location). I would loooooove to visit! Source: buff.ly/3nJ2Cl1

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