btw, for anyone else that had used Mozilla Firefox for a ridiculously long time before its decline, check out "Pale Moon".

It forked before they switched to the WebExtensions framework, and it's a real nostalgia trip. πŸ€“

(Seriously, I let out little shrieks of joy when I noticed they still had Ambassador, FoxClocks & Live Bookmarks. That was a fun experiment)

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I seem to be in the minority here but a web page should be able to load its content without needing JavaScript. If your page only loads an empty wireframe without JavaScript, you’ve failed at the web. Bare minimum, load the fucking content. If it’s being pulled dynamically, do that server side and then generate a damn page.

Mozilla Foundation: "Firefox is the protector of the open web πŸ’ͺ "

Mozilla Corporation: "Let's spend over a decade pissing all the Google search money up the wall, annoy Firefox users with monetised features they didn't ask for, and give ourselves generous bonuses for doing both of those things πŸ€‘"

Mozilla Foundation in 2021: "Right... we're still defending 3.8% of the web. That's something, I guess? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ "

I want to make a blog and I'm thinking #writeas or #writefreely because of #federation support.
Any reasons why a vps solution is better than the pro plan they give?

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:

βœ… 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

can't wait for Twitter to make themselves Mastodon-compatible so we can block their instance

everyone thought that yoda was a great jedi leader

but, in reality

he was just a puppet

The XMPP Standards Foundation develops the XMPP/Jabber instant messaging and voice/video calling standards. You can follow them at:

➑️ @xmpp

The official site is xmpp.org

It's a free open standard, so anyone can use it in their software and hardware.

#XMPP #Jabber #IM #InstantMessaging #Messaging #Messenger #FOSS #VOIP

I'm really digging Mastodon. I didn't get it for almost a year but I kept trying. Then one night the pieces came together in my brain. The keystone to the arch was focusing on the dialogue of my followers. I listened, and they replied.

Snikket is a new XMPP/Jabber-based decentralised FOSS messenger service. You can follow at:

➑️ @snikket_im

The official website is snikket.org

It aims to make XMPP into a more viable alternative to Whatsapp etc by providing consistency in design and terminology.

(It's sort of how Mastodon made ActivityPub more mainstream, by using consistency to make it clear the instances are part of one network.)

#Snikket #XMPP #Jabber #Messaging #Messenger #WhatsApp #IM #FOSS #SelfHosting

Added support for alsoKnownAs in #Epicyon. So if you have alts on other instances and want to let followers know about that then you can set a list of other accounts on your profile screen. This can help to build robustness, in a crude but effective way, if instances go down or the admin suddenly ragequits.

Added Polls support, they will federate and are similar to Mastodon polls with the exception of notifications when the poll closes. #pixelfed #polls #pixeldev

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