#indieweb 2018-05-17

2018-05-17 UTC
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@grantcodes
Hmm, looks like my new inline micropub browser extension is just about ready for testing! #indieweb
(twitter.com/_/status/996933018270003201)
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@Kraft
↩️ Not WordPress exclusively but compatible: http://micro.blog . It isn't a drop-in replacement quite either but def have the indieweb at heart.
(twitter.com/_/status/996949022702231552)
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pstuifzand
!tell skippy I use nginx-proxy as the thing to bring everything together. My microsub server runs on microsub subdomain and /microsub path.
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Loqi
Ok, I'll tell them that when I see them next
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Zegnat
Good morning IndieWeb
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petermolnar
what is domain?
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Loqi
A personal domain is a domain name that you personally own, control, and use to represent yourself on the internet https://indieweb.org/domain
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petermolnar
I had interesting experiences with registrars myself, one of them really didn't want to give me the number required for a .eu domain to be transferred, because I didn't specify a reason
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petermolnar
but nowhere near as bad as the one in the article
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Zegnat
Probably?
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Zegnat
Jeena and I also talked about the weakness of domains for a bit on the podcast.
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dgold
Zegnat: you haz a podcast?
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Zegnat
Jeena haz. He invited me to come on to talk about Indieweb for an episode. You got name dropped to, dgold ;)
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dgold
then I shall have to listen!
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Zegnat
Or not... Haha. I hope I was somewhat coherent in my enthusiastic talking. I love talking about IndieWeb
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petermolnar
the deeper you dig into domains, the worse it looks, but nobody was able to come up with any alternative that has the same benefits without the issues (root servers, registrars, ICANN, can only be rented, can be confiscated, etc)
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jeremycherfas
Good morning IndieWeb
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jeremycherfas
I just promoted zegnat and jeena to the top of my podcast queue, but it will take a couple of walks to get through.
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jgmac1106
Will listen in on may to work…but it is audible crdit day for me
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[jgmac1106]
mornign all
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[kimberlyhirsh]
Follow up to my conversation with [jgmac1106] about where all the librarians are - you're right, it IS Facebook. They're gathering in groups - I found one for the Comics & Graphic Novels interest group, one for the Game Round Table, and one for Teen Librarians. The American Library Association launches the new version of their own social software today. I'll be interested to see if people come back to it. (It was a ghost town for the past fe
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jgmac1106
[kimberlyhirsh] It is the same for almost every professional teaching and research organization over the last five years. They have all migrated from listservs to facebook. I have been part of major social newotk building efforts of NCTE, ILA, and the Litracy Reseacrh Association, all failed
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jgmac1106
[wiobyrne] and I spent three years rebuilding the Literacy Research Association website in Drupal using only open media, and created publishing pathways for conference materials to be openly liscened. Board rejected our efforts and with a a pid page builder and we now have a broken listserv
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cweiske
what is a pid page builder
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Loqi
It looks like we don't have a page for "pid page builder" yet. Would you like to create it? (Or just say "pid page builder is ____", a sentence describing the term)
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jgmac1106
All of the efforts to create new silos as “member beniftis” is wrong. I don’t think anything will chnage until we get open advocates into leadership positions
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jgmac1106
It was typo. Paid page builder. They use a service called memberclicks. http://www.memberclicks.com/ It is lame. I treid to expalin they are spending $1,000s on basically a database that probably cost pennies a month to run
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jgmac1106
I want to move to a membership recruitment model where professors, teaxhers, librarians are encouraged to work in the open and people join to support their org and not because its the only way to get on an emaillistserv
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[kimberlyhirsh]
Yes!
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[kimberlyhirsh]
I have seen a lot of disenchantment with ALA and attempts to change it thwarted.
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[jgmac1106]
I will try to write about this today. Need to do some writing and less coding
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[jgmac1106]
Also brings me back to [chrisaldrich] from Ghost. Something is bothering it about me. Came off that Open Source will always be a tool of the elite
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[jgmac1106]
Need to think on it for a while
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jeremycherfas
Jeena++ for great interview with zegnat
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Loqi
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jeremycherfas
Zegnat++ for great interview with jeena
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Loqi
zegnat has 92 karma in this channel (217 overall)
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Zegnat
Not too incoherent? :P
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jeremycherfas
Not at all. Really very good indeed. Both of you were really good at pretending to know less than you actually know, which is really important.
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cweiske
why is that important?
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jeremycherfas
Because it encourages people who want to know more to listen. If you already know everything about a topic, that's fine. If you know very little, people who assume you know more can be offputting.
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cweiske
Jeena pretended that Zegnat knew less than he actually knows
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cweiske
and the other way round?
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cweiske
so that it's easier for the listener?
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jeremycherfas
Yes. Most of the time. So, for example, although both of them know perfectly well how OAuth works, they asked one another questions about rel-me and redirects and stuff like that, which made it a lot easier for someone like me to stay with them and learn new things.
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jeremycherfas
The discussion about domains, and what you really "own" was good too.
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Zegnat
Glad you liked it. Jeena also really wanted the audience to be his podcast audience, and not indieweb-folks or programmers per se, so that definitely came through in the questions and answers
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jeremycherfas
And for people who are not indieweb folks or programmers, if they're in the least bit interested, it will start them exploring.
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schmarty
Agree that the Jeena + Zegnat interview was a truly excellent encounter!
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jgmac1106
[cweiske] It is the Golden rule of writing (and podcasting) assume your audience knows nothing. Define all key terms, use real life metaphors when possible. Goal should be to always reduce the inferential reasoning required
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jgmac1106
or let people know who your intended audience is if you are going to assume some level of knowledge (like dev documentation)
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jgmac1106
Going to listen today and it takes a lot to make me sit on an Audible credit
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skippy
morning.
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Loqi
skippy: pstuifzand left you a message 8 hours, 41 minutes ago: I use nginx-proxy as the thing to bring everything together. My microsub server runs on microsub subdomain and /microsub path.
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Loqi
good morning!
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skippy
pstuifzand: thanks. you around for additional questions?
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jmac
Howdy gang. I see that https://indieweb.org/nofollow exists, and seems to pooh-pooh the notion of using rel="nofollow" at all, relegating it as something only greedy silos do. However...
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jmac
When I describe Webmention to technically apt friends, they insist that of course I'll wanna add rel="nofollow" to any mentions I publish on my own site, in order to discourage being used as a link-farm. And that makes sense to me, too.
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jmac
What's our thoughts on this?
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Zegnat
My thoughts: if people are spamming to your page, that should be caught in moderation and not be automatically be added on your page at all. If a comment is ontopic, why add nofollow?
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jmac
So the answer is "You really shouldn't publish webmentions without moderation"?
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cweiske
spammers spam without looking first if links are nofollowed.
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Zegnat
I mean, it depends. But if you are pulling in replies and displaying them as comments below your own posts, you should treat these as comments. Imagine you are running WordPress with native comments, are you moderating those? If the answer is yes, maybe consider some form of moderation for webmentions too.
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petermolnar
is nofollow still even relevant with today's search engines?
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Zegnat
This issue of moderating and spam filtering webmentions comes up every once in a while. But I am not sure anyone is actually building something to address it, because webmentions simply haven’t reached that critical mass yet.
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jmac
I agree 100% that comments need to be tended. But, like, what about weaponized likes?
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jmac
On the third hand, maybe facepiles need moderation too. (I know this has come up here before, with e.g. offensive user avatars.)
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Zegnat
Yep, definitely.
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petermolnar
jmac: as a first step, I suggest documenting these on the wiki, like we did with many potential, existing, or pure theoretical problems
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petermolnar
(regarding webmentions)
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jmac
I feel called to help think about wm moderation somehow, because I want to think about repsonses to my blog as letters to the editor, and (re-)publish them with at least a modicum of editorial mindfulness. But currently, I ain't doing that at all and just printing whatever I'm fed, wheee (which is not awesome)
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petermolnar
is there a page on the wiki already collecting these (spam, offensive avatars, p-name used for spam/offense, etc) regarding either webmention or pingback/trackback?
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Zegnat
What is webmention-brainstorm?
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Loqi
It looks like we don't have a page for "webmention-brainstorm" yet. Would you like to create it? (Or just say "webmention-brainstorm is ____", a sentence describing the term)
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Zegnat
Apparently not
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petermolnar
there has to be one somewhere
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Zegnat
What is Webmention-brainstorming?
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petermolnar
though it might be in pieces
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Zegnat
Probably that page?
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petermolnar
that's better
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petermolnar
[jgmac1106]: would you mind adding your finds to https://indieweb.org/Webmention-brainstorming#Issues ?
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jmac
petermolnar: Do you mean me?
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Zegnat
Or jmac ;)
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Zegnat
Aah, jmac beat me to it, hehe
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petermolnar
eh, sorry
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Zegnat
Too many similar usernames
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petermolnar
I was thinking of the twitter link just a little above, which was from [jgmac1106]
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jmac
And, sure.
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jgmac1106
[petermolnar] my issues were more with micropub. According to webmentions.rocks (atleast first three tests) my Known site works, I don’t know why webmentions from Twitter stopped but that might be because I was a paid convoy user
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jgmac1106
ohh you meant [jmac] sorry
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petermolnar
yes, sorry, brain untangled
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jgmac1106
ain’t the first time . won’t be the last
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jmac
sorry everyone
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jmac
Anyway. I guess my first stab at thinking about this with my hands would involve replacing my completely naive webmention-publishing crontask with a simple manual moderation tool.
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jmac
And then sharing how that works, if it works.
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[jgmac1106]
that is one advantage of WordPress. I get to moderate every webmention
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jmac
jgmac1106: I'd love to see an example of what that tool looks like (without having to install wordpress, ha ha)
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[jgmac1106]
but that is what the interface looks like
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[jgmac1106]
No webmention on my site, now the real question would be could askimet detect webmention spam?>
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jmac
I've been wondering that myself
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Loqi
[Zegnat] GWG, does askismet et al cover the webmentions WordPress pulls in?
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Zegnat
Read on in the logs for his answer ;)
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jmac
I could see expanding these Wordpress verbs of approve/disapprove/trash/spam with "always allow source" and "always deny source". (And then you'd need to be able to tend to your allow/deny lists whenever you'd like, of course...)
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petermolnar
[jgmac1106]: webmentions become comments in the WP ecosystem, so yes, akismet should be able to catch them
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jgmac1106
haven’t had a spam comment yet, but critical mass
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petermolnar
I was tempted to set up some attack test for webmentions, maybe it's time
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petermolnar
spam, amplification, etc.
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jmac
I'd love to see Webmention spam end up a Y2K-type problem. :) (We work hard to prevent it before it arrives, so it never arrives, leaving all to wonder forever if the work was even worth doing)
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Zegnat
Having some sort of anti-spam already developed would help convince the people who keep pointing at pingback spam
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petermolnar
Y2k is Y2038, it will come, just not when we though it will ;)
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@rtushnet
GDPR joke from a mailing list: Can you recommend me a GDPR expert? - Yes! Can you give me their email address? - No!
(twitter.com/_/status/997136529624584193)
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skippy
thought folks here might get a kick out of that.
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[manton]
That's good.
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[chrisaldrich]
On the issue of Webmention and Akismet, I know GWG was talking to their team a year or more ago to be able to better filter it, but don't know where it got/ended up.
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Loqi
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KartikPrabhu
just got an email from twitter titled "Articles from Twitter to help you become a better marketer"
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gRegorLove
Ooh, yeah. I like when you hover, the icon above changes whether it's a like or a comment
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gRegorLove
I'm also excited to have at least one other user of the ProcessWire Webmention plugin :)
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gRegorLove
Thorsten helped motivate me to get the new release out and fix some bugs.
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snarfed
gRegorLove++
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Loqi
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@klandwehr
As someone who is discovering or should I say rediscovering the Indieweb I often find myself feeling like a stranger in a strange land. Where people are speaking a language where the words are familiar, but the meanings are not. I find myself doing ... http://www.kimlosey.me/2018/05/17/190621.html
(twitter.com/_/status/997192337062268928)
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[jgmac1106]
Just listened to Jeena's podcast.it was a great listen. Bonus: I won't misspell @sknebel anymore after hearing it. Such a good #indieweb 101 podcast
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Zegnat
Nice that people here are liking the talk. I hope Jeena’s usual listeners will also like it :D
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gRegorLove
Good reminder to define things in human-friendly, what's-this-do-for-me terms: http://www.kimlosey.me/2018/05/17/190621.html
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Loqi
As someone who is discovering or should I say rediscovering the Indieweb I often find myself feeling like a stranger in a strange land. Where people are speaking a language where the words are familiar, but the meanings are not. I find myself doing ...
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dgold
yeah, I'm really enjoying it thus far
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sknebel
good morning indieweb!
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Zegnat
Hellow sknebel :)
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sknebel
woah, lots of backlog today
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dansup
I announced my federated instagram project today! https://pixelfed.org/
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