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This is a list of activist groups and similar accounts in the Fediverse that you should follow if you are interested in a better world. If you have suggestions send them to me.

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Extinction Rebellion



Other Countries



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Parents For Future


Scientists 4 Future

Political Groups



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from Bytecode

Why I'm trying this

This is mostly a test, I've been looking into alternative blogging platforms for a while, and this seems pretty much like exactly what I've been looking for . Things like medium and such are centralized, and so they're not really of much interest to me . Not to mention, they're also closed source which doesn't really matter all that much for a blog i suppose but I'd still rather know what's going on under the hood at least .

Why open source matters

I think it's important generally, even for the little things, to try to understand how everything works, all they way down, or at least as much as you can . The more you understand about the underlying systems will help you better understand some of the quirks the higher abstraction layers might have . Generally, it's just better to try to know what you're doing as best you can .

What I'm looking for

In this case, being based on activitypub, I already know to a degree what to expect from this . What mostly important, i.e. what's going to change from other platforms, is what's of most interest to me . I've looked into plume for example, a similar concept to this one, but was a little disappointed by it, so I'm hoping this one fulfills my needs better .


from Best F-Droid Apps

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. The F-Droid client I use is Aurora Droid (available at files.auroaoss.com) Here are some useful, cool, and interesting apps on F-Droid for the month of September! Hope you enjoy!

  1. Elsewhere, Repository:Izzyondroid

  2. Screenshot tile (no root), Repository:F-Droid

  3. Arcticons light, Repository: F-Droid

  4. Phoneprofilesplus, Repository: Izzyondroid

  5. Cloudstream (the one with the dark blue icon) Repository: Izzyondroid


from Best F-Droid Apps

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. The F-Droid client I use is Aurora Droid (available at files.auroaoss.com) Here are some useful, cool, and interesting apps on F-Droid for the month of September! Hope you enjoy!

  1. Easy Watermark, Repository: Izzyondroid

  2. Music Player Go, Repository: F-Droid

  3. Quotes, Repository: Izzyondroid

  4. Easer, Repository: F-Droid

  5. Partygames, Repository:F-Droid



from Best F-Droid Apps

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.This is a mega post of the best F-DROID apps Iโ€™ve found in the last year. I will update this blog with at least 2 entries in a month, but donโ€™t expect the amount of apps in those entries to be as many as in this one, because as mentioned, this is a MEGA-POST!

List of the best apps Iโ€™ve found on fdroid in the past year. The F-DROID client I use is Aurora Droid btw

Amaze file manager

An linux- Linux with gui on ur phone


All simple category apps (Ex simple calendar, simple calculator etc.)

Simple Clock


Collabora office



Freedoom (doom but free)



Instalate (offline dictionary, not an Instagram client)



Lbry (I canโ€™t wait for the Odysee app!)


Lrc editor







Pixel dungeon

pep mail

Qksms (pro version is free if you download the fdroid version)


Scrambled Exif

Shattered pixel dungeon


Stingle photos

Survival manual

Termux (full fledged Linux terminal on your phone!)




Url Cleaner


Weather (package name is โ€œde.beowulf.wetterโ€ because there are some other apps by the same name on fdroid)


Book reader

InviZible Pro



Video Transcoder




Retro music


IR Remote

Jitsi Meet

Native a

Nextcloud dev



Open Camera

Osm Go!




Riseup VPN





Talk (nextcloud talk)


Vectorify da home





Do let me know if I repeated any apps. I hope you like my list! Iโ€™ve curated it for the past 12 months! Follow me on all my socials: http://bigtechcompaniessuck.bio.link/


from ezalba

์—ฌ์„ฑ์•Œ๋ฐ”์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ๋ฅผ ์ฐพ์œผ์„ธ์š” ?? ์œ ํฅ๊ตฌ์ธ๊ตฌ์ง์€ ์œ ํฅ์—…์†Œ์•Œ๋ฐ” ์ „๋ฌธ ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ์ธ ์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ”์—์„œ ์ฐพ์œผ์„ธ์š” !!

๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฐฉ์•Œ๋ฐ”, ๋ฃธ์•Œ๋ฐ”, ์ฃผ์ ์•Œ๋ฐ”, ์ฉœ์˜ค์•Œ๋ฐ”, ํ…์นดํŽ˜์•Œ๋ฐ”, ํ…ํ”„๋กœ์•Œ๋ฐ” ๋“ฑ ๋งŽ์€ ์—…์ข…์„ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ์— ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์ฐพ์•„ ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ ๋ณธ์ธ์—๊ฒŒ ๋งž๋Š” ์—…์ข…์„ ์„ ํƒํ•ด ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ •ํ™•ํ•œ ์ •๋ณด๋ฅผ ํ™•์ธํ•˜์—ฌ ๋ฐค์ผ์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ๊ตฌํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค !! ์ฒ˜์Œ ์œ ํฅ์—…์†Œ ์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ์ด ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์‚ฌ์‹ค์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์ •ํ™•ํ•œ ์ •๋ณด์™€ ํ˜„์—…์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“ค์˜ ์‹ค์ „ ๋…ธํ•˜์šฐ, ์˜์—… ๋…ธํ•˜์šฐ๋ฅผ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋ฐฐ์šธ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ ‘๊ทผ์„ฑ์ด ์‰ฝ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์–ด๋ ต์ง€ ์•Š๊ฒŒ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ”์—์„œ๋Š” ์ปค๋ฎค๋‹ˆํ‹ฐ๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ๋งŽ์€ ์ •๋ณด๋ฅผ ํ™•์ธํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ณ  ๋‹จ์ง์ฐพ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ํ˜ผ์žํ•˜๊ธฐ ์–ด๋ ค์šด ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ํ•ด์†Œํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋งŽ์€ ์—…์†Œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์ง€๋งŒ ๊ทธ ์—…์†Œ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์—๊ฒŒ ๋งž๋Š”์ง€ ํ™•์‹ ์ด ์„œ์ง€ ์•Š๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋ณธ์ธ์—๊ฒŒ ๋งž๊ฒŒ ์ž๊ฐ€์ง„๋‹จ์œผ๋กœ ๋‚˜์—๊ฒŒ ๋”ฑ ์ข‹์€ ์œ ํฅ์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ์ฐพ์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด ์œ ํฅ์•Œ๋ฐ” ์ทจ์—…๋ฅ ์ด ๋†’์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค !!

๋˜ํ•œ ๋ณธ์ธ์ด ๊ฑฐ์ฃผํ•˜๋Š” ์ง€์—ญ ์™ธ์— ํƒ€ ์ง€์—ญ์˜ ์—…์†Œ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ™•์ธํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด ์ฃผ๋ณ€ ์ง€์ธ์—๊ฒŒ ์œ ํฅ์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์•Œ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ ๊บผ๋ คํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ํ•ด์†Œํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ ์ƒ ๋…ธ์ถœ์„ ๋‚ฎ์ถœ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด ์•ˆ์‹ฌํ•˜๊ณ  ์—ฌ์„ฑ๊ตฌ์ธ๊ตฌ์ง์— ์„ฑ๊ณตํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฉด์ ‘ ์‹œ์—๋„ ์–ด๋– ํ•œ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ •๋ณด๋„ ์š”๊ตฌํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋ณด๋‹ค ์•ˆ์ „ํ•œ ์—ฌ์„ฑ๊ตฌ์ธ๊ตฌ์ง์ด ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ—ˆ์œ„๊ด‘๊ณ ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์€ ์š”์ฆ˜ ์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ”์—์„œ๋Š” ํƒ€ ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ๋ณด๋‹ค ๊ฐ•ํ•œ ํ•„ํ„ฐ๋ง ์ž‘์—…์œผ๋กœ ํ—ˆ์œ„๊ด‘๊ณ ๋ฅผ ๊ฑฐ๋ฅด๊ณ  ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ ๋ฉด์ ‘ ์‹œ ๊ด‘๊ณ ๊ธ€๊ณผ๋Š” ์ „ํ˜€ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ํ„ฐ๋ฌด๋‹ˆ์—†๋Š” ์กฐ๊ฑด์„ ์ œ์‹œํ•˜๋Š” ์—…์†Œ๋ฅผ ์šฐ์„ ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์ œ์™ธํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ํ—›๊ฑธ์Œ์„ ํ•  ํ•„์š”๋„ ์—†์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์ˆ ์„ ํ•œ์ž”๋„ ๋ชปํ•ด๋„ ์ƒ๊ด€์—†๋‹ค. ๋˜๋Š” ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋งž์ถ”์ง€ ์•Š๋‹ค๋„ ๋œ๋‹ค ๋“ฑ์˜ ๊ด‘๊ณ ๋ฅผ ๋ณด์‹  ์ ์ด ์žˆ์œผ์‹ค ๊ฒ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฌผ๋ก  ์–ด๋Š ์ •๋„ ์ˆ ์„ ๋งˆ์‹ค ์ค„ ์•Œ๊ณ  ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๋„ ๋งž์ถœ ์ค„ ์•ˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋” ์ข‹๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋ ‡์ง€ ์•Š๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•ด๋„ ์ผ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์—…์†Œ๋Š” ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํžˆ ๋งŽ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์„œ์šธ์— ์ง‘์ค‘์ ์œผ๋กœ ์œ„์น˜ํ•ด ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฐ•๋‚จํ…์นดํŽ˜, ๊ฐ•๋‚จํ…์นดํŽ˜์•Œ๋ฐ”, ๊ฐ•๋‚จ์ฉœ์˜ค์•Œ๋ฐ”, ํ…ํ”„๋กœ์•Œ๋ฐ” ๋“ฑ ๋†’์€ ์ˆ˜์ค€์˜ ์—…์†Œ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ™•์ธ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๊ทธ ์™ธ ์ง€์—ญ ์—ญ์‹œ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์•Œ์•„๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย 

์ด๋ฏธ ๋งŽ์€ ์—…์†Œ๋“ค์ด ์กด์žฌํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ณธ์ธ์—๊ฒŒ ๋งž๋Š” ๋ณธ์ธ ์กฐ๊ฑด์— ๋งž๋Š” ์—…์†Œ๋ฅผ ์ฐพ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ค‘์š”ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์—…์†Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๊ธ‰์—ฌ ์ง€๊ธ‰ ๋ฐฉ์‹๊ณผ ์†๋‹˜์„ ๋Œ€ํ•˜๋Š” ์˜์—… ๋ฐฉ์‹ ๋“ฑ ๊ฐ์–‘๊ฐ์ƒ‰์ด๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ฒ˜์Œ ์ ‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์ ‘๊ทผํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ”์—์„œ ๋ฐค์ผ์•Œ๋ฐ”์™€ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฐฉ์•Œ๋ฐ”, ์ฃผ์ ์•Œ๋ฐ”, ๋ฃธ์•Œ๋ฐ”, ๊ฐ•๋‚จ์ฉœ์˜ค, ๊ฐ•๋‚จํ…์นดํŽ˜ ๋“ฑ ๋งŽ์€ ์—…์†Œ ์•Œ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ณ ์†Œ๋“์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ์ด๋ฃจ์–ด ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋†’์€ ์‚ถ์˜ ์งˆ์„ ๋†’์ด์‹œ๊ธธ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

ํ€ธ์•Œ๋ฐ”์— ์ž…๋ฌธํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ „ ์ดˆ๋ณด์ž๋“ค์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ถ๊ตผํ•ด ํ•˜๋Š” ์งˆ๋ฌธ๋“ค์„ ๋ชจ์•„๋‘” QnA์—์„œ๋„ ๋ฐค์ผ์•Œ๋ฐ”์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๊ถ๊ตผํ–ˆ๋˜ ์ ๋“ค์„ ํ™•์ธํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ ๊ทธ ์™ธ์— ๊ถ๊ตผํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์งˆ๋ฌธํ•˜๋ฉด ๋‹ต๋ณ€์„ ๋ฐ›์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ๊นŒ์ง€ ๊ฐ–์ถ”๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด ์ž˜ ๋ชฐ๋ž๋˜ ๊ถ๊ตผ์ ๋“ค์„ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ํ•ด๊ฒฐํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ •๋ง ์‚ฌ์†Œํ•œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค๊นŒ์ง€ ๊ณต์œ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๊ณ  ์ถœ๊ทผ์ „ ๋ณธ์ธ์ด ์–ด๋– ํ•œ ์ ๋“ค์„ ์ฒดํฌํ•ด์•ผ ํ•˜๋Š”์ง€๊นŒ์ง€ ์•Œ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ” ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ์—์„œ๋Š” ์ •๋ง ๋งŽ์€ ์ •๋ณด๋“ค์ด ๋„˜์ณ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ฒ˜์Œ ๋ฐค์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ์ ‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ๋ณด๋‹ค ์‰ฝ๊ณ  ์•ˆ์ „ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ ‘๊ทผ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ ์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ์žฅ์ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค !!

๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•˜์ง€ ๋งˆ์‹œ๊ณ  ์ €ํฌ ์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ” ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ์— ๋ฐฉ๋ฌธํ•˜์…”์„œ ์ง์ ‘ ํ™•์ธํ•˜์‹œ๊ณ  ๊ฒฝํ—˜ํ•ด ๋ณด์‹ ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋ฐค์•Œ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ณ ์†Œ๋“์œผ๋กœ ํ•œ๋ฐœ ๊ฐ€๊นŒ์ด ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ณ„๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋  ๊ฒƒ์ด๋ฉฐ ๋ฃธ์•Œ๋ฐ”์™€ ์—…์†Œ์•Œ๋ฐ”๊ฐ€ ๊ฟ€์•Œ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋Š” ์ ์„ ๋‹จ๋ฒˆ์— ๋Š๋ผ์‹ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ์œผ๋กœ ์ƒ๊ฐ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค !!ย 

https://ezalba.com << ์ด์ง€์•Œ๋ฐ” ๋ฐ”๋กœ๊ฐ€๊ธฐ


from paula

Using a Hetzner Cloud, a Domain from Contabo and YunoHost

This is a guide for total beginners (like me). You don't need to know anything before using this guide. If you still need further assistance feel free to contact me. If you want I can also set up the whole thing for you for a one time pay-what-you-like payment.

1. Get a Server at Hetzner

Hetzner is a green host for servers, so it runs on 100% renewable energy. Visit https://www.hetzner.com/ and register for an account. Hetzner will ask you for some information including a billing method. When you're finished setting up your account go to cloud. There click on โ€œ+ New Projectโ€. Give the Project a name, like โ€œmy first Fediverse instanceโ€. Now click on โ€œAdd Serverโ€. For your server location choose Helsinki and for OS image choose Debian 10. For Type you can start with the cheapest server CX11. You can skip all the other steps (maybe give the server a name) and click โ€œCreate and Buy Nowโ€. Boom, you have a server. That's the first step completed. Congrats!

2. Get a Domain

Next you'll need a domain. The domain is the url where your website, in this case your Fediverse instance, can be found. So something like https://mydomain.org/

For this guide I'll use https://my.contabo.com/ to get a domain, but you can use other sites as well. Maybe some things will be a little different than explained in this guide then, but some domains may be cheaper on other sites.

Visit the contabo website and register for an account. Here you'll be asked for a billing method too.

Once you have an account login to https://my.contabo.com/. There go to โ€œdomainsโ€ in the control panel. Enter your desired domain name and click โ€œOrder domainโ€. Now contabo will check if the domain is available. If not choose another domain and click Next to check if that one is available. In step 2 you'll be asked for contact details. This should be pre-filled with the info you gave when signing up. Now we get to step 3. Open up your Hetzner cloud in a different tab. Click on your project and then on your server. There you should find the IPv4 address. Click on it to copy it. Go back to the contabo tab and choose โ€œOwn IP addressโ€ and in the next line paste your copied IP address. Click Next and then Place Bidding Order. Now you're done with step 2 of this guide. Yay! It may take a while until your domain is registered, but you can go on with Step 3 already.

3. Install YunoHost

You should have gotten an eMail from Hetzner containing login credentials. Namely username โ€œrootโ€ + a password. Go to your Hetzner server under Cloud > your project > your server and click the โ€œ>_โ€ button.

You're now in the console of the server. This may look scary, but I'll guide you through it. First you'll be asked for your login credentials. Enter root and hit enter. Now you'll be asked for the password. Unfortunately you can't just copy-paste it, so you'll have to enter it manually. Nothing will appear when you enter the password, but once you hit enter you should be logged in. Next you'll be asked to change the password. Unfortunately you'll have to enter the old password once more but then you can enter the new password โ€“ also twice. Choose a password that you don't use all the time but that you can remember. It's best to generate and store your password in a password safe like KeePass.

For the next steps check the YunoHost guide to make sure the info I'm sharing here is still correct. Enter curl https://install.yunohost.org | bash in the console. Now YunoHost will be installed you'll be asked once to confirm. Just select Yes with your arrow keys and hit enter. You'll know when YunoHost is finished installing when you can write again. Now close the console. Next step completed. โœ”๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

4. Configure YunoHost.

Once again copy your IP address (Open up your Hetzner cloud. Click on your project and then on your server. There you should find the IPv4 address. Click on it to copy it.) Now paste it in the url bar of your browser and hit enter. You'll see a warning that the site is unsafe. Click โ€œadvancedโ€ and ignore the warning. Now you'll see the YunoHost portal. Enter the password you chose in step 3. YunoHost will perform some post-installation processes. Just wait until they are done. Now set up a user. Click on โ€œUsersโ€, โ€œ+ New userโ€ and fill in the details. Once created click on the user, click โ€œEdit User's Accountโ€ and add a forward eMail address, so you don't miss any important eMails. Now go back home, click on Diagnosis and start the initial diagnosis.

5. Set Up DNS and Let's Encrypt

When the diagnosis is done check out the errors displayed in the category DNS records. You'll need to fix the errors for the categories basic and mail. To do that go to your Contabo control panel (in another tab), โ€œyour servicesโ€ and click on โ€œmanageโ€ besides your domain. Now click on โ€œedit DNS zonesโ€. The YunoHost diagnosis results tell you exactly which entries to delete (you can't edit entries) and what to add. When the Type is txt just copy the text between the quotation marks, not the quotations marks themselves. Once you added all necessary DNS records run the YunoHost diagnosis again. You may have to wait a while until the diagnosis tool will run the diagnosis again and not just display the prior results. When you ran diagnosis again and the DNS errors are fixed you can go to home, domains, click on your domain then on โ€œSSL certificateโ€ and then โ€œInstall Let's Encrypt Certificateโ€. If you're still waiting for the diagnosis tool you can continue with step 6. and finish step 5. later. If you finished step 5. congrats! You're almost done.

6. Install the Desired Fediverse Software.

In your YunoHost portal go to โ€œApplicationsโ€, โ€œ+ Installโ€, choose the category โ€œSocial Mediaโ€ and click โ€œ+ Installโ€ besides the App you want to install. On the next page, depending on the app you chose, you'll be asked a few things about the app. If there is a language option make sure you choose the right one or you'll e.g. install Mastodon in French when you can't speak french and neither can the people you want to use Mastodon. After that just click on โ€œInstallโ€ and wait. Once that is finished go back to step 5 if you still have to install the Let's Encrypt certificate, otherwise you're done! Congratulations, you are now the proud host of a Fediverse instance. You can find your instance under the domain you chose in step 2. Log in with your YunoHost user data and start configuring the Admin settings.

Bonus: Installing more than one App

You can repeat the whole guide to install another app under another domain or you can use the following steps to install another app under a sub domain of your current domain. In your YunoHost site go to โ€œDomainsโ€, โ€œ+ Add domainโ€, select โ€œI already have a domain nameโ€ฆ โ€ and enter a sub domain of your domain. E.g. if you want to install mastodon you could name the sub-domain โ€œmastodonโ€, so you would enter mastodon.mydomain.org. Then click โ€œAddโ€. Now run diagnosis again and enter the needed DNS zones in your Contabo control panel. Now go to โ€œApplicationsโ€ and install another app. Make sure you choose the newly created sub-domain to install the app to.

Further Guides?

Do you need me to guide you through setting up the admin settings of your Fediverse instance? If enough people need it I'll write another guide and link it here. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


from paula

Pixelfed is a decentral, federated, ad-free & free-software photoblogging Platform. Decentral and federated means that there are multiple servers which are all their own platforms, but they communicate with each other, building a larger social network. Pixelfed is actually part of the Fediverse.

What does Pixelfed feel like?

Pixelfed is a lot like Instagram. You can only post image posts and your profile will display thumbnails of the images you uploaded. You can like & share other people's images and comment on them.

What are some advantages over Instagram?

  • No tracking. Instagram is owned by Facebook and makes millions gathering your data. Behind Pixelfed there is no big company, but a community of volunteers. The decentral nature of Pixelfed means there is no one big data center with all the information of all users, but multiple servers with little data. You can even have your own server and own all your data yourself.
  • No ads & no algorithm. Pixelfed doesn't choose what you get to see and there are no ads.

How to get an account?

First you need to pick an instance โ€“ a server that will be home to your account. There is a list of instances ordered by the number of accounts they host here. If it's important to you to get a lot of followers you best pick an instance with lots of people on it. If you don't speak English there is e.g. Pixelfed.de for German speakers and Pixelfed.uno for Italians. Once you picked an instance, just visit it and click on โ€œregisterโ€. You'll need an eMail address and a password.

How to get started with your account

First fill out your profile info. Upload an avatar, add a website if you have one and pick your pronouns. Next post your first image and maybe add some text about you. Who are you? What do you do? What kind of posts can people expect from you? Maybe use the #introduction or #introductions hashtags.

Visit the public timeline which can be found under /timeline/public and start liking some posts and following some people. Posts by people you follow will appear in the home timeline.


Federation, meaning the discovery of posts and users from other instances doesn't work perfectly for Pixelfed yet. Basically you can be seen and followed by anybody on the fediverse, but following profiles on other Pixelfed instances or elswhere on the Fediverse still has some flaws. To follow you other people first have to discover your account and you can make that a lot easier by having a Mastodon account, where you share your Pixelfed posts.

Mobile Apps

Pixeldroid is an unofficial Pixelfed client for Android. For now there is no iOS app.

Further reading

Here you'll find a list of interesting links about Pixelfed.


from paula

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