Fediverse: Decentralized Social Networking and Services

Speaker:LuftHans, LH
Category:Community & Activism

The Fediverse is a collection of decentralized digital, social spaces. Using protocols like ActivityPub allows various services to interact.

ActivityPub enables various services to interact and share data on behalf of accountholders. For instance, competing microblogging services can subscribe to accounts on other services. Also, one type of service can use another, such as a long form blog engine using an external microblogging service for comments. Or, a microblogging account can subscribe to accounts on different photo and video services.

ActivityPub is an official W3C recommended standard published. It provides client to server APIs and server to server APIs. The client to server APIs allow clients to work with different services. The server to server APIs allow services federate and to share data on behalf of their account holders.

Attendees will learn about:

why decentralized social networking is useful
the history of the Fediverse
the history of decentralized social networking
pros and cons of self-hosting
list of some services in the Fediverse
how they can join and participate in decentralizing the web

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Penguicon Virtual 2021
Chemnitzer Linux-Tage
April 22, 2021, 7 p.m.
Texas Linux Fest
May 1, 2020, 5 a.m.
LinuxFest Northwest
April 24, 2020, 1 a.m.