The Fediverse

Destination

Who am I?

Developer at black.af

Moderator at playvicious.social

Volunteer at Alameda Food Bank

Member of the IndieWeb

Native New Yorker living in the town

The "Beginning"

$NAME_OF_PLATFORM

Communal

  • Networked communities
  • Organized by overall "city"
  • Centralized but diverse

Independent

  • Site builder (Wix, Weebly/Square)
  • WYSIWYG
  • Had to leave to explore other "homes"

Then

Open Self-Run Communities

Echo Chambers, Fake News, People-As-Profit

Where Did it Go?

  • Communities died due to site deaths.
  • Friendships and data lost due to n
  • corporate funding with no legit exit strategy.
  • Treated like cattle on a farm.
https://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2010/12/the-free-model.html

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Fediverse

Federation

A set of users (community) that defines how they'll be governed!

Universe

A collection of communities or planets or galaxies or some other massive entity.

Fediverse Report of 2018

  • Nearly doubled in size
    • Users
    • Instances
    • Posts
  • More kinds of services
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Photography
    • Blogging

Mastodon

Pleroma

PeerTube

Funkwhale

IndieWeb

We Build What We Need

Platforms are designed to share and provide information when it's relevant. It's not driven by KPIs, MRR or any kind of metric tailored on making people into product cogs.

 

It's about people. For people.

  • Too many cooks!
  • Sensory overload
  • Mobile = rough
  • One way posts

Painpoints

 

How do you get in?

  • Find an instance.
  • Introduce yourself with hashtags.
  • Follow and interact with others!
  • Opt for federation over silos.
  • Spread the word.

What's the Point?

(Re)claiming Digital Sovereignty

Your data.

Your experiences.

Your life.

Your say.

You aren't a product.
Don't allow yourself to be sold.

Talk to me NICE: Introducing the Fediverse & IndieWeb

By Jacky Alciné

Talk to me NICE: Introducing the Fediverse & IndieWeb

This is a presentation explaining the fediverse and IndieWeb to those who may not understand or be familiar with it.

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