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Mobocratic Egoist
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I use Mastodon most regularly and Lemmy second. So far I haven’t seen a lot of good content on PeerTube.

@ericbuijs
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Actually the content on PeerTube is improving lately with more quality videos. A major current problem is that federation between PeerTube servers is low. Sometimes for understandable reasons. As a consequence the user often has to rely on something like Sepia Search to find content.

@southerntofu
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For me kolektiva.media is the best. Lots of documentaries/movies and radical series on there.

@dreeg_ocedam
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@the_tech_beast
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Lemmy, Mastodon, Peertube, Pixelfed

Kinetix
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Friendica, Pleroma and Peertube, as far as I’m concerned.

Lemmy’s quite interesting, too.

QuentinCallaghan
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It’s mainly Lemmy, Mastodon and PixelFed.

Relected
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  1. pleroma
  2. lemmy
  3. peertube

federated non-ActivityPub socials

  1. xmpp
  2. matrix
@wiki_me
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besides lemmy which i use the most friendica is also nice.

@LemonWedge
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I really enjoy Matrix at the moment. It’s got quite a large community and there’s a channel for everything.

Mobocratic Egoist
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That’s federated but not fediverse. But Matrix is cool.

@southerntofu
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I’ve wondered more than once: why would “fediverse” only designate the ActivityPub ecosystem? The word does not convey this meaning, and there’s a growing numbers of gateways between ActivityPub and other federated platforms (eg. XMPP).

Mobocratic Egoist
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Well, I guess people can use the term however they want. The “fediverse” term actually referred to OStatus originally but ActivityPub is seen as the successor to that. The idea is that “fediverse” is a social network, and not necessarily “Mastodon” or “Pleroma” which are just implementations. If there are gateways then they become part of that social network too.

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Imo it’s unfortunately a popular misusage of the term. See my other comment.

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You’re quite right! Apologies

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I’d argue he’s not. A fediverse is any network of federated instances that are able to communicate with each other. AP is a way of achieving that, but there are plenty other federation protocols.

@wakest
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The fediverse was a term that started colloquially between users before the space had a name for itself. There were a handful of servers running the Laconica software about 13 years ago, the servers were federating with a protocol called OStatus. Laconica morphed into StatusNet which became GNU Social (who only recently added support for ActivityPub)

Things that are not part of the fediverse and never have been but are federated (and could be called universes of their own): XMPP, Email, Matrix, Pump, Tent and Diaspora but this one has some edge cases that make the situation more complicated.

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I use Lemmy, Mastodon, and Pixelfed, my accounts on the other two

https://pixelfed.social/Yogthos https://mastodon.social/@yogthos

@spla@lemmy.cat
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Do you count Lemmy as part of fediverse? it’s not federating (yet?) with Mastodon, Pleroma, whatever

@ericbuijs
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According to the Fediverse definition it is. The definition is: ‘… able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols which follow an open standard’. These open standards are: ActivityPub, Diaspora Network, OStatus and Zot.

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Right but Lemmy is not federating with the known fediverse yet so I call it lemmyverse

@marmulak
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Fediverse is just any software that federates, not necessarily with ActiviyPub. Using “Fediverse” to mean ActivityPub only is a misuse of the term.

Tmpod
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Yeah, I agree. I prefer the term ActivityPub Fediverse or similar, because each protocol has its own fediverses; Matrix and XMPP have their own fediverses too.

GadgeteerZA
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I use a whole bunch and Mastodon probably has the biggest reach and most activity for me, followed by maybe Friendica (lots of people comment from Diaspora to my Friendica account).

@spla@lemmy.cat
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My favourite is Mastodon and then Peertube, Pixelfed and Pleroma.

@chiefstorm
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Favorite is diaspora.

Second is peertube, https://video.ploud.jp/

a close third is Pixelfed.

I use mastodon for posting automated renewable energy news, shameless plug for it: mastodon.online/@opensciencedaily

@marmulak
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Why do you like Diaspora? I haven’t used it in over a decade.

@chiefstorm
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I guess I got lucky and met some cool people there early on, I can send you a couple of good feeds to follow if you want. So, the only contacts I have post really cool and interesting things. oh and if anyone something remotely political, I immediately ignore them. Diaspora is sort of a vestige for me, back to what the internet used to be, free sharing of information, and nothing political at all haha

@marmulak
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Can you recommend a pod? I used to have an account on the original server, but I deleted it after years of inactivity. :p

@chiefstorm
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I like despora.de or diasp.org both are very reliable, haven’t had any issues.

@marmulak
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Thanks

@chiefstorm
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what is your username? let me know if you end up making an account on D* and I will befriend you, as well as send you over a list of interesting users to follow

@marmulak
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I haven’t made it yet, but I’ll try to remember to let you know when I do. :)

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@ericbuijs
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I’m only discussing instances here that have quality content. TILvids is big and it has quality content but it doesn’t federate with any other instance which kind of defeats the purpose of PeerTube. Better would be to join a PeerTube instance that federates with a proper number of other instances and has good quality e.g diode.zone.

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I’ve been learning more lately about what ‘not federating’ means (for PT specifically)- and even with PT’s latest release, the lines of federating/not federating seem to be getting blurrier.

Prior to 3.4, it seems (based on my limited recent experience with tilvids) that a user on one peertube instance could subscribe to the channel of another instance, including channels on tilvids, regardless of federation policy of the remote side.

As of 3.4, with the “Subscribe as an instance to a channel or an account” feature addition/change, it sounds like as an instance we can add in/subscribe to accounts or channels directly regardless of the federation policy on the other end.

So, even though TILVids has some interesting, though imho tenuous, reasons behind not federating (as per my tiny discussion with them this week https://mycrowd.ca/notice/AB9ipJe5GLEHbQmv9k ), those reasons seem to pretty much be blown out the window as we can all subscribe to channels there and apparently now accounts as well (at least instance-wide, will have to test from the user level).

Kind of interesting and odd at the same time, don’t you think?

@ericbuijs
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Interesting discussion you had with them. Thanks for doing that. I can confirm that it is possible for a user to subscribe to another channel of another channel including TILvids. New videos of that channel will show up on the subscription page of your account. Being able ‘Subscribe as an instance to a channel or an account’ seems like a good addition certainly with a very active administrator looking for good content. Now I still must hope that the administrator of my instance will do this.

BTW. The pages that I visit most on my PT instance is the trending page and the recently added page. It’s there where I discover new uploaders and new videos from other instances that I probably wouldn’t have found other wise. Without this PT would be less attractive for a lot of people I think. Definitely new users unaware of the subscribe on a channel of another instance option.

About TILvids. I suspect without being able to prove that TILvids thinks that they have the best (or at least better) quality content on their instance and don’t want to federate with other instances because it will jeopardize their revenue model. So now they take the open source PT software, rebrand it and refuse to share instance to instance and giving next to nothing in return to the Fediverse. It kind of pains me to see this happen.

Kinetix
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Ones that federate. Having the most users on one instance should essentially be meaningless - on the whole, it’s probably best to have them spread out amongst many instances.

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