Fediverse: Decentralized Social Networking and Services

Speaker:LuftHans, LH
Category:Community & Activism

The Fediverse is a collection of decentralized, digital, and social spaces. Decentralization supports options for small groups with local community moderation while allowing worldwide interaction.

Standards like the W3C recommended ActivityPub allows disparate services to interact.

Free Software projects such as Mastodon, PixelFed, PeerTube, Nextcloud and Friendica are helping us decentralize the web.

Other FLOSS projects helping build the Fediverse include Matrix, Funkwhale, Pleroma, Plume, WordPress, Write Freely, Friendica, disaspora, Hubzilla, Funkwhale, Owncast and Mobilzon.

Most offer hosted instances. All enable us to self-host.

Attendees will learn about:

advantages of decentralized social networking
history of the Fediverse and decentralized social networking
pros and cons of self-hosting
data ownership
list of some services in the Fediverse
how to join and participate in decentralizing the web

2022 April 23 - 15:00


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LinuxFest Northwest
April 23, 2022, 9 a.m.