Beyond Mastodon - Exploring the Fediverse


Convener: Tim Erickson

Participants (add yourself here if you want to be listed, no obligation): Name and Fediverse handle

  • N.N
  • Tim Erickson (@stpaultim@fosstodon.org)

Questions: (To get started)

  • Many of us came to Mastodon specifically looking for an alternative to Twitter. But, the Fediverse is much more. What should we explore next?
  • What tools or resources are most helpful?
  • How do folks manage participation on different Mastodon platforms?
  • How can we self-govern across the fediverse? How to avoid the dangers inherent as the mainstream gets interested and starts to lean heavily

Key points:

  • Apps - one participant recommended these IOS apps.
  • Mona (excellent app in beta, but works great)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Ivory
  • Looking for feedback on NextCloud possibly as a light weight option to host a personal account.
  • Comparison of Masto Apps https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1De5KRwqMIdwEryfoeBLARgxF7QgKkeOQBCilKuIdAXE/edit?usp=sharing
  • Peertube - One participant gave a fairly detailed discussion
  • Very different/interesting module as compared to Mastodon.
  • You probably have to get permission to join an instance.

Some tools worth exploring

During this meeting we struggled a bit with a simple vocabulary that made sense to describe the Fediverse to folks that don’t fully understand it.

Outside references: