What #Pixelfed instances do you recommend?
What #Pleroma instances do you recommend?
What #WriteFreely instances do you recommend?
What #MissKey instances do you recommend?
What #Friendica instances do you recommend?
What other #fediverse software should be introduced to newcomers?
@liaizon that's a very good (if not crucial) version. I was telling about the fediverse to a friend last month and she seemed sold on the idea... but then the enthusiasm died in the finding-the-perfect-instance, and that's kinda sad (but absolutely understandable).
@yhancik the conversation to newcomers about having infinite options is mostly overwhelming to them
@liaizon @rra @320x200 @lidia_p Welcome y'all ! You didn't mention Mastodon, but perhaps good to note that Mastodon does have a page where it tries to help you choose an instance based on your interests/hobbies While that might not always work well, I do like that approach (e.g. for myself, choose Linux focused instance). Re: WriteFreely, I like it, but I prefer to use Plume myself. And there is Lemmy https://dev.lemmy.ml/ which I like a lot and could use more users and contributors. 😀 🎶 🎇
@Ajz I didn't mention mastodon because I have a large list of recommendations for that already. I would love a #Plume instance recommendation though. Lemmy is not yet part of the fediverse as it does not federate yet, so its out of range for what we are doing... Hopefully that will be figured out this year.
@liaizon I'm quite fine with https://plume.mastodon.host/ (Though it seems to still use Plume 0.3.x and not 0.4.x). https://fediverse.blog/about looks good, and seems to be run by a Plume dev. Good point about Lemmy. I'm so pleased with it that I keep forgetting that federation support for Lemmy is still for the future.
@Ajz @liaizon I agree - Plume is excelent, although I self-host mine.
My biggest problem with it is the same as every single other blogging platform - I just don't have the time to do the writing I would like, so rarely post anything - is there anything about a brain/Fediverse interface on the roadmap, so we can upload blogposts without having to type them out? ;)
@mike Thanks for the summery. We have Zap, Friendica and Hubzilla in the poster we were working on to help describe what the fediverse is made of already. Is there an instance of Zap you would recommend that is managed/administered by someone you trust?
Friendica is a fediverse app?
@hansw the question was spesific to "peoples" recommendations not just looking for all of them...
@liaizon It is a bit hard to make a choice for someone. They can now see which ones are open for registration and where they are located.
@hansw these people will not start with knowing what that means. They wont know why they would sign up for an “instance” of anything
@liaizon Then why was it asked? You could have pointed a few yourself imho.
@hansw I have many lists I have made myself that I will share. the idea for this post was getting some suggestions from people outside of myself for the workshop
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