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PeerTube is a video sharing platform for the Fediverse, a free open decentralised alternative to YouTube.

You can find out more at:

joinpeertube.org

PeerTube federates with the rest of the Fediverse, so you can follow PeerTube accounts from Mastodon etc and share videos, comment on them, like them etc too.

Here's an example account you can follow: @craftykat

PeerTube works in a really clever way: if lots of people watch the same video at the same time, they transmit the video to each other by peer-to-peer. This means even if a video goes viral, the PeerTube site that hosts it doesn't crash. Even small sites can provide videos for a large audience.

This is explained in an official animation:

tilvids.com/w/gMdn3DYqBUmbCuSs

If you're non-techy, you can make your own PT instance on a managed hosting service like federation.spacebear.ee

If you're techy, you can install your own PT instance with these instructions: github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

#FediTips #Fediverse #PeerTube

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Wow. Yunohost 4.3 is in testing and this is shaping up to be a 🔥HOT🔥 release!

They're adding support to:
🔧 Have Yunohost autoconfigure your domains DNS for you
⚙️ The ability for apps to have configuration settings unique to the app when installing
🛡️ A range of improved security measures
👥 User import/export
🏠 Improved support for local network only .local domains and...well, there's a LOT.

Boost and help out with testing if you can! 💕

forum.yunohost.org/t/yunohost-

#selfhosting #FOSS #Yunohost

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Here's Cory Doctorow (@pluralistic) with some thoughts on the Framework laptop which has great reparability and customization. Exciting to see how it evolves over time although it does look promising here. pluralistic.net/2021/09/21/mon

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Briar is a free open source encrypted peer-to-peer messaging system. You can use it over the internet through @torproject or locally through wifi and bluetooth. You can follow the "not yet official" account at:

➡️ @briar

The Briar app is available from @fdroidorg and Google Play. A desktop PC app is in development.

The project website is at briarproject.org

#Briar #BriarProject #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #OffTheGrid #Messenger #Android #Activism #Apps #Privacy

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There's a nice little FOSS app called #SportsTracker thats been around for some time. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac and Windows and supports many of the popular brands.

It works perfectly for my #Forerunner 245 and provides all the useful tools I used with proprietary #Garmin software.

Check it out if you feel interested.
github.com/ssaring/sportstrack

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Mobilizon is an event organising platform for the Fediverse, a free open source alternative to Facebook Events.

You can find out more at:

joinmobilizon.org/en

Mobilizon instances federate with the rest of the Fediverse, so people on Mastodon can follow Mobilizon accounts and see their latest events.

You can join an existing instance, there's a list of instances at instances.joinmobilizon.org

If you're technically skilled, you can create your own instance using the instructions at docs.joinmobilizon.org/adminis

#FediTips #Fediverse #Mobilizon

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In no particular order, web sites like OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, Archive.Org, Sci-Hub, tools like I2P, Tor, IRC, GPG, OMEMO, OTR, and open and federated protocols like Jabber, Email, Diaspora and ActivityPub are the most important projects on the internet and should be protected and exalted.

#openstreetmap #osm #android #wikipedia #archive #archive.org #scihub #sci-hub #diaspora #email #jabber #xmpp #activitypub #mastodon #email #freesoftware #internet #thefederation #irc #gpg #omemo #otr

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There are over 162,960 events listed on #Mobilizon and now over 80 instances listed on instances.joinmobilizon.org!
:fediverse: :fediverse: :fediverse:

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If you want to help spread the word about the Fediverse, try politely asking your favourite sites, organisations or projects what their Fediverse/Mastodon/PixelFed etc address is.

Obviously not everyone has the time or the spoons to maintain social media accounts, but just casually asking for an address will indirectly let them know the Fediverse exists.

The more people that ask them, the more likely they are to find out more about the Fediverse and join :fediverse: 👍

#Fediverse #FediTips

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crypto is short for "cryptography"

if you want a shorter word for "cryptocurrency", the word you are looking for is "ponzi"

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Every boost helps defer an indie artist's switching costs and shows others they can #deletefacebook

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Don't be the person who does the thing that makes the place create the policy

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Has anyone else stopped getting excited about new tech? It's just like "cool, a new thing to invade my privacy".

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“European Commission announced … follow-up legislation that will make the use of chatcontrol mandatory for all e-mail and messenger providers.”

patrick-breyer.de/en/posts/mes

Guess what isn’t covered by this? Yes, the Small Web. Is it time to take the idea that we could all own our own places on the Web and communicate with each other privately seriously? I think so, at least.

small-tech.org/research-and-de

#smallWeb #individualSovereignty #personhood #humanRights #democracy #technology

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