The #fediverse is dominated by the Japanese if the number of #ActivityPub instances is an indicator. Yet no one has made a study as to why this has been considering how almost all platforms or software were developed by Western developers.

Something worth looking at as we may learn a lot of things that we can use to further the Fediverse cause. For example, should we be targetting the Asian market, especially the non-English speaking Nations? If you think about it, it could be a factor because Facebook and Twitter are not exactly popular in non-English countries. I've worked with a lot of Japanese and Koreans who doesn't even know FB and Twitter, some do have accounts but they rarely use it (and they have a lot of sensible reasons why they don't).

Any psychologist and sociologist out there who wants to dive in and study this?
Other #ActivityPub projects in development.

#^Acorde
A federated social music platform by polymerwitch.

#^hanatachi
Hanatachi is a free, open-source social network server for federated blogging by gaspachoio.

#^pubcast (f. metapods)
An experimental ActivityPub based podcasting platform.

#^littr.go
Link aggregator inspired by reddit using ActivityPub federation by mariusor.

#^fontina
A federated photo-sharing social media network by beta-phenylethylamine.

#^Nautilus
Turn your website into an ActivityPub profile. By aaronpk.

#^cobalt
An open-source self-hosted YouTube alternative. Subscribe to other users on other servers using ActivityPub. Reduced bandwidth costs for server owners via WebTorrent. By Gargron.
Updated "Fediverse platform Unicode Emoji" list (much better to view in mobile phones if your desktop lack Unicode Emoji compliant fonts).

I'm thinking of adding this into my Hubzilla wiki later. For now, back to reading, I still have to read 17 more novels to reach my 100 books target this year.

Yuki (้›ชไบฎ) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ญ wrote the following post Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:08:24 +0000 Which Unicode Emoji Represents A Fediverse Platform?
Suggestions?

(in no particular order)
* #Osada: โ˜ธ (official)
* #Socialhome: ๐Ÿ  (unofficial; closest to official logo)
* #Plemora: ๐Ÿ‡ต (unofficial)
* #Zap: โšก (official)
* #diaspora: *๏ธ or *๏ธโƒฃ   (first is Unicode Emoji Asterisk; second is keycap asterisk; as close to official that is available)
* #Hubzilla: ๐Ÿ‡ญ (unofficial)
* #Misskey
* #Pixelfed
* #PeerTube: ๐Ÿ“บ (unofficial)
* #Mastodon: ๐Ÿ˜ (unofficial; ordinary elephant; there is a mammoth Unicode emoji proposal from 2017)
* #GNUsocial
* #WriteAs / #WriteFreely: โœ๏ธ (unofficial)
* #Funkwhale: ๐Ÿณ (unofficial; spouting whale)
* #Friendica: ๐Ÿ‡ซ (unofficial)
* #Anfora: ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ (unofficial; framed picture; closest to official I can find)
* #Plume
https://gme.one/channel/yahananxie/?f=&mid=11495c4596c375bf0b537949cbc0eba897d5eb3bd4a056e527aa2f449bcaf13c@gme.one

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'Using your looks to commit illegal crimes is not right' - Chinese police https://on.rt.com/9jax
@hj's rework of Pleroma FE's theming engine is impressive. And soon, your theme customizations will be shareable with users who visit your profile!

https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma-fe/merge_requests/377

why i don't feel like peertube will work;

- pretty bad day to day download speeds, the peer to peer nature mostly helps shield against the hug of death and not much else until it gets a heavy userbase and even then it'll still have issues
- peer to peer services don't have the best cross-platform support
- it's a bad place for lgbt activists and content creators as bad actors could sit on videos and log ips to mark out as potential targets

maybe i'll write a blog or video on this some time

tip for new users: get to know the admin of your instance! get to know the admins of other instances! slowly bring them over to your side! amass a great number of instances that stand with you! defeat garbodor on the battlefield and become god! mastodon is yours now!

Suggestions?

(in no particular order)
* #Osada: โ˜ธ (official)
* #Socialhome: ๐Ÿ  (unofficial; closest to official logo)
* #Plemora
* #Zap: โšก (official)
* #diaspora: *๏ธ (regular asterisk); *๏ธโƒฃ (keycap asterisk; as close to official that is available)
* #Hubzilla
* #Misskey
* #Pixelfed
* #PeerTube: ๐Ÿ“บ (unofficial; personal choice)
* #Mastodon: ๐Ÿ˜ (unofficial; ordinary elephant; there is a mammoth Unicode emoji proposal from 2017)
* #GNUsocial
* #WriteAs / #WriteFreely: โœ๏ธ (unofficial; personal choice)
* #Funkwhale: ๐Ÿณ (unofficial; spouting whale)
* #Friendica
* #Anfora: ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ (unofficial; framed picture; closest to official I can find)
* #Plume
#Telfie bids farewell. Before them, #GetGlue / #TVtag also bid farewell. Maybe it is time to do a #FLOSS / #FOSS implementation that is #DDFON? That is, "decentralised, distributed, federated, open, network".

What do you think?

Initiative Q is an attempt by ex-PayPal guys to create a new payment system instead of credit cards that were designed in the 1950s. The system uses its own currency, the Q, and to get people to start using the system once it's ready they are allocating Qs for free to people that sign up now (the amount drops as more people join - so better to join early). Signing up is free and they only ask for your name and an email address. There's nothing to lose but if this payment system becomes a world leading payment method your Qs can be worth a lot. If you missed getting bitcoin seven years ago, you wouldn't want to miss this.

Here is my invite link: #^https://initiativeq.com/invite/BES8dwp3X

This link will stop working once Iโ€™m out of invites. Let me know after you registered because I need to verify you on my end.

I can't wait to share the unannounced :pixelfed: features! I think you will like them!
๐Ÿ˜‰#pixelfed

Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

@ghost
Blokada (which I set to filter crypto mining hosts) just notified me it has prevented play.xmr.101010.pl from loading.

Block the fuck out of this instance ASAP

I just found out about a / for "LinkedIn" --> @cloutstream@mastodon.social

Also one for "Instagram" is @pixelfed

About time!

I think / projects should join. This could make it easier to get people to transfer over to DDFON/Fediverse. What do you think? thehackernews.com/2018/07/goog

Remember when some people looked down upon the adaptation of ? Well, it sure is making a lot of noise _AND_ gaining new fans binge watching all seasons today. ;) Don't judge the book by its cover!!

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