MUG Meeting: June 11, 2024

Next Meeting – Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6:30pm EST.

Join the ZOOM meeting

Mastodon and the Fediverse: Decentralized Social Networking and Services

Mastodon and the Fediverse is a collection of decentralized and digital
social spaces.
Decentralization empowers small groups with local community moderation
while also allowing worldwide interaction.

Free Software projects in the Fediverse include Mastodon, PixelFed,
PeerTube, Mobilzon, Nextcloud, Matrix, Friendica, WordPress, and
WriteFreely are helping us re-decentralize the Internet.

Standards like the W3C recommended ActivityPub allow the various services
to interact.

Other FLOSS projects helping build the Fediverse include Misskey,
Funkwhale, Pleroma, Plume, Diaspora, Hubzilla, and Owncast.

Most projects offer hosted instances.
All enable us to self-host as a community or individually.

Attendees will learn about:

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

CW: The presentation also features an homage to famed Fedizen and MUGizen
Craig Moloney.

Our speaker, der.hans is aFedizen, Rush fan and friend of Craig