#FreeCAD on Mastodon

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#FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby yorik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Since Normand has just migrated to Mastodon too and I'm not alone there, we can start calling ourselves a community! If you have a mastodon account, join us on #FreeCAD ! (I also just created an offical @FreeCAD@fosstodon.org account. Follow it!
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby NormandC » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:14 pm

For anyone wondering what the heck is Mastodon, it's a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter. The big difference is it's decentralized and open source. Many servers exist, and when you join a server (called instance), you can follow people from other instances.

Mastodon is also part of the fediverse, or federated universe, shared by other open source social media platforms such as Diaspora*, GNU Social, Friendica, PeerTube and many others; they share the same communication protocol so someone on Friendica can potentially communicate seamlessly to somebody else on a different platform. For example, I could find freecad-heini-1 profile on Peertube.mastodon.host and follow him, the next time he publishes a video on Peertube, I'll get notified on Mastodon (I think).

Mastodon is the fastest growing open source social media platform: it has over 1,860,000 users and currently gaining 25,000 new users weekly.

https://joinmastodon.org/

Mastodon.social is one of the biggest instances, with 300,000 users and the activity there (shown in a local timeline) is overwhelming. I joined the fosstodon.org instance, which as its name suggests, is geared toward FOSS (free and open source software) and has only 2,000 users.

See you guys there! Or not. :D
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby NormandC » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:32 pm

yorik wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:06 pm
I also just created an offical @FreeCAD@fosstodon.org account. Follow it!
FYI, this produces a mailto link here, but that's what you'll paste in the Mastodon search field (including the first @) to find an account.

This is the URL link of the account: https://fosstodon.org/@FreeCAD
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby dcapeletti » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:30 pm

Excellent initiative to start spreading FreeCAD through free and federated networks. I have already joined.
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby NormandC » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:19 pm

Cool! Just so you know, the Fosstodon instance is English-only unfortunately.

Why Fosstodon Is an English Only Instance
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby PrzemoF » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:33 am

Joined and clicked the "Follow" button for the first time in my life :shock:
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby NormandC » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:06 am

The FreeCAD fosstodon account now has 76 followers! :D
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby freedman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:07 am

Apparently all the good names for social media have been taken. :lol:

Seriously, sounds interesting. Thanks for the write-up NormandC.
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby NormandC » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:49 am

Ha! I hear you, really weird to name a social media after a big extinct, lumbering grazing mammal. :D

Apparently a 25-year old is the author and main developer of this project, and he's a fan of a heavy metal band of the same name.
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Re: #FreeCAD on Mastodon

Postby bavariaSHAPE » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:13 pm

yorik wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:06 pm
Since Normand has just migrated to Mastodon too and I'm not alone there, we can start calling ourselves a community! If you have a mastodon account, join us on #FreeCAD ! (I also just created an offical @FreeCAD@fosstodon.org account. Follow it!
Thanks for the hint. I joined today.

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