#federated

I'm looking for a self-hostable analog to #Nextdoor (https://www.nextdoor.com). Are there any #opensource #decentralized projects that are comparable? I joined Nextdoor and now that they've started adding "sponsored posts" (ads), my neighbors are unhappy with the service. In many ways, it's like forum software, but with the ability to define neighborhoods. Is there anything like this?

#social #socialnetwork #neighborhood #federated

Nextdoor ist das kostenlose, private soziale Netzwerk für deine Nachbarschaft.
Viele Nachbarschaften in Deutschland nutzen bereits Nextdoor, um aktivere Gemeinschaften zu bilden.

William

Socialhome v0.6.0 released

.. and we have a logo!

The logo, which highlights both the "home" and the "grid" aspects of #Socialhome, is contributed by lightone - thanks a million! <3 The documentation brand page has an SVG and various PNG's for download.

Major changes

Other user facing changes in this release include the following:

  • Profile "All content" streams now include the shares the profile has done.
  • Unknown shared content shared by a contact is now fetched from remote if it doesn't exist locally.
  • Modified timestamp is now used for when federating out to remote nodes. This makes edits federate more reliably to some remote platforms that support edits.
  • Fixed various OpenGraph related issues.
  • Fixed poor performance of loading replies. This regression happened when introducing replies for shares.

Additionally there are some #API changes and various other tweaks mainly interesting for people who run or would like to customize a Socialhome server. See the full changelog.

For developers, #Docker files now exist to do development without installing all the complex components required. See the developing with Docker documentation.

Release statistics

A total of 7 authors contributed to this #release which is a record so far! #Hacktoberfest helped bring in a few authors. A total of 77 commits were made, affecting 134 files, contributing to 3864 insertions and 865 deletions.

Up next

Right now there is still a lot of work being done on the #VueJS streams, thanks to Christophe Henry again for working on these. Current estimate is that the next release will replace the current #jQuery based streams with the new rewritten ones. This will introduce some feature updates, but mostly it will be an internal rewrite. What it does do though is open up more features to be added. The current streams code is not going to be expanded expect to fix bugs.

Once the Vue streams work is shipped, we're looking to work on long standing missing features like tag streams and limited visibility content. #ActivityPub federation will likely be pushed to early months of 2018.

What is Socialhome?

Socialhome is best described as a #federated personal profile with social networking functionality. Users can create rich content using Markdown. All content can be pinned to the user profile and all content will federate to contacts in the federated social web. Currently #federation happens using the #Diaspora protocol. Federating using existing protocols means Socialhome users can interact with tens of thousands of other users.

Please check the official site for more information about features. Naturally, the official site is a Socialhome profile itself.

Official site: https://socialhome.network.

Contribute

Want to work on a #Django and Vue.js powered social network server? Join in the fun! We have easy to follow development environment setup documentation and a friendly chat room for questions.

#changelog #news #socialnetwork #thefederation #selfhosting

christophehenry (Christophe Henry)
christophehenry has 8 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.

Socialhome HQ

We welcome two new contributors to #Socialhome!

  • Vir-Cotto contributed files for doing development of Socialhome with the help of #Docker. This will hopefully make it easier for more developers to get involved as setting up an environment is now literally only a few commands, and not dependent on what OS you are running. See the docs here.

  • Mykhailo Kushchenko contributed extra settings and code for injecting third-party application overrides. This allows app developers to run Socialhome with highly customized functionality, without having to maintain a separate fork. As an example, Mykhailo is building a federated Corruption Tracker on top of Socialhome, using these new overrides.

Thanks for your time and effort Vir-Cotto and Mykhailo, appreciated! Total number of developers who have contributed code to Socialhome has now reached 7 🎉

If you're interested in helping develop a #Django + #VueJS based #federated social network platform, check out our docs and join our friendly chat room.

Vir-Cotto
Vir-Cotto has 2 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.

Socialhome HQ

#Mastodon 2.0

Congrats to Mastodon for a 2.0 release! The biggest #decentralized & #federated social network keeps getting better. Still not using it myself though. Going to #federate with it instead from #Socialhome. This is what decentralisation is about after all. Not just nodes of one platform, but nodes across platforms.

https://medium.com/@Gargron/mastodon-2-0-e93d9d28dbb9

Mastodon 2.0 – Eugen Rochko – Medium
The Big Emoji Update

Jason Robinson

Socialhome version 0.5.0 released

Approximately one month since the previous release, #Socialhome 0.5.0 is out with 102 changed files, 2870 insertions and 999 deletions by 2 contributors.

For users there are only a few features added in this release, most of the work being internal refactoring and work in preparation for future features.

Please see the full changelog here.

New features

A few notes on feature highlights.

Shares in streams

Shares are now pulled up to the "Followed" stream. What this basically means is that when a person you follow shares something authored by a person you don't follow, the post will be pulled up in your stream by the share action.

Generally, you should only see a single post once. If you follow the author whose content was shared, that content has already been in your stream, and thus a share will not repeat it. Note however that since stream pre-calculation is a new thing, it is possible that content seen in the stream before this feature was added will pop up in a new share once more.

There are still some things to do for shares, these are being tracked in this issue.

Stream precaching

Related to "shares in streams", there was a lot of refactoring work to create the new base for how all streams function. This includes unifying lots of code and rewriting it so that in addition to pulling content out of the database, we can "precalculate" streams. This is done to ensure streams load super fast even if the calculations on what content the stream has are heavy.

The only stream that is currently precached is the "Followed" stream. Precaching means it will load as fast as the public stream even though we now include shares by non-followed users and include them only once - which would be a heavy calculation to do without precaching. The real benefit will come when custom user defined streams are available.

How would you like to configure the content in your stream?

GIF uploads

Yes, we love GIF's <3

Links in content

All links in content (whether textual, markdown or HTML) are now treated equally. They will all be used as candidates for OEmbed/OpenGraph fetches and all will be processed to add a target="_blank" to the link, forcing it to open in another tab/window.

Stream URL changes

All stream urls now live under /streams/, so for example followed stream is /streams/followed/. The old url's should still work until they are needed for something else.

Features coming up

Vue.js streams

Christophe Henry has been hard at work rewriting the current Django template + #jQuery based streams in #VueJS. The status of that work can be tracked here. We're hoping to replace the current stream frontend with the Vue streams within the coming months. This will drop a lot of legacy code and speed up development of new features, and will also mean our #API is fully complete for the stream features.

ActivityPub protocol support

This is still something we want to do as soon as some of the basic features are first implemented. Currently it looks like having it before the end of the year is slightly optimistic, but federating with for example #Mastodon using #ActivityPub will be a strong priority to get early next year.

Docker images

There has been some work on #Docker images to run a Socialhome instance. Will post more info as they are ready.

What is Socialhome?

Socialhome is best described as a #federated personal profile with social networking functionality. Users can create rich content using Markdown. All content can be pinned to the user profile and all content will federate to contacts in the federated social web. Currently #federation happens using the #Diaspora protocol. Federating using existing protocols means Socialhome users can interact with tens of thousands of other users.

Please check the official site for more information about features. Naturally, the official site is a Socialhome profile itself.

Official site: https://socialhome.network.

Contribute

Want to work on a #Django and Vue.js powered social network server? Join in the fun! We have easy to follow development environment setup documentation and a friendly chat room for questions.

#changelog #news #socialnetwork #thefederation #selfhosting

jaywink/socialhome
socialhome - A federated social home.

Socialhome HQ

#MIT has a Digital Currency Initiative that has a report on the decentralized web:

http://dci.mit.edu/decentralizedweb

If it hasn't been posted before, here it is now! Good read so far, but wish there was some analysis on other tech like #hubzilla or other #federated web hosting and content. #foss #floss

PresGas

Awesome, this library will allow me to add #emoji reactions to #Socialhome that can be #federated out as a standard like, if positive 👍 😁

https://github.com/wooorm/emoji-emotion

wooorm/emoji-emotion
emoji-emotion - List of emoji rated for valence in JSON

Jason Robinson

Another #thefederation / #fediverse / #federated social recap by Mike.

Will all those f's transform into X's? We'll see.

Jason Robinson

Been in the #federated social sphere since 6 years or so and only now actually tried #Friendica 😱 Been spending way too much time looking through #Diaspora lenses..

Have to say it sure does have a lot of settings available. Had to create an account to test some #federation stuff with #Socialhome.

Jason Robinson

"The Next Challenge for Open Source: Federated Rich Collaboration", 10.05.2017

"When over a decade ago the file sync and share movement was started by Dropbox and later joined by Google Drive, it became popular very fast. Having your data available, synced or via the web interface, no chance of forgetting to bring that important document or use USB sticks -- it was a huge step forward. But more than having your own data at hand, it enabled sharing and collaboration. No longer emailing documents, no longer being unsure if you got feedback on the latest version of your draft or fixing errors that were already fixed before. Usage grew, not only among home users but also business users who often used the public cloud without the IT departments' approval." #FrankKarlitschek Frank #Karlitschek
read more -> https://www.linux.com/blog/next-challenge-open-source-federated-rich-collaboration

@We Distribute+ @{Zot universe NEWS+ ; zotnews@parlementum.net} #OpenSource #FederatedRichCollaboration #Federated #Federation #Collaboration #sharing #Dropbox #publicCloud #Cloud #filestorage #github #versioning #selfhosting #Nextcloud #Nextcloud12

The Next Challenge for Open Source: Federated Rich Collaboration
When over a decade ago the file sync and share movement was started by Dropbox and later joined by Google Drive, it became popular very fast. Having your data available, synced or via the web interface, no chance of forgetting to bring that important document or use USB sticks -- it was a huge step forward. But more than having your own data at hand, it enabled sharing and collaboration. No longer emailing documents, no longer being unsure if you got feedback on the latest version of your draft or fixing errors that were already fixed before.

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