#WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. It has a minimalist approach so that readers concentrate on the text.
It federates with #ActivityPub so you can follow blogs through Mastodon etc.
Existing Write Freely instances you can sign up at:
Installing your own instance:
Fully managed hosting, if you want your own instance without doing techy stuff:
Hey everyone, #Florence is looking for some people to look over our current CoC draft, and to make our "living document" into something usable.
If you'd like to contribute in such a way (this is a very good non-coder task), reach out to us here, or on our chat if you've joined there!
3-5 new eyes on these documents would be great!
When some dude responds to #Tusky's latest merge (for dealing with Ga-esque instances) with "It's an uninstall for me".
What even made you think we wanted you? I'm glad you're leaving. fuck off.
Lots of people who like Free Software are also ableist assholes who fetishize the process of development above the users who are supposedly more free, let's face it. Not everybody codes or has the time to contribute to every project composing an entire operating system, Mr. Stallman, and that doesn't mean you can blame them for it either.
I love Free Software, but the people behind it can be assholes a lot of the time.
Mastodon, circa 1934…
Me: Don’t support IBM, they’re selling mainframes and maintaining them for the Third Reich, don’t support Hugo Boss, they’re making uniforms for the Nazi, don’t support VW…
Folks: We know lots of great people who work at IBM, Hugo Boss, and VW that don’t agree with Hitler. What do you want them to do, quit? You need to pipe down and appreciate how they’re changing the system from within.
I know this is painful to hear: electric cars are not enough.
Someone please tell MnDOT: Electric 👏 cars 👏 won’t 👏 fix 👏 climate 👏 change. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/sustainability/pathways.html The upcoming webinar and Twin Cities stakeholder meeting should be bigger news. @email@example.com @WedgeLIVE@twitter.com @BillLindeke@twitter.com @SaintPaulBike@twitter.com @OurStreetsMpls@twitter.com @MoreNeighbors@twitter.com
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.
An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.
MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.
We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.
Recurring contributors: @hfrazey, @firstname.lastname@example.org, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, @june @wafflesoup and anonymous.
If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.