Follow NGI on Mastodon

For the first time, the Next Generation Internet dialogues with citizens and constituency directly, through the newly established EU Mastodon instance, becoming part of the fediverse- the largest alternative to central platform – based on federated, open source and standardised technology. Follow NGI on Mastodon.

Follow NGI on Mastodon

Mastodon, founded in 2016 by Eugene Rochko, is the first community owned, ad-free social network and today counts 4,4 million users. It’s an open source, federated social network, allowing users on different nodes (instances) to interact with each other.  The users can post text (500 characters limit), images, links and videos and their “Toots” are published strictly in chronological order (there is no algorithm ranking the Toots) without advertising.

Mastodon is based on the ActivityPub protocol, an open, decentralized social networking protocol. It provides a client/server API for creating, updating, and deleting content, as well as a federated server-to-server API for delivering notifications and content.

In the last three years, the NGI has supported the development of Mastodon and several other applications based on the ActivityPub protocol, including wordpress plugins, open-source audio streaming and sharing platform etc.

 

PERSPECTIVES

Perspectives aims to be to co-operation, what ActivityPub is to social networks. It provides the conceptual building blocks for co-operation, laying the groundwork for a federated…

CASTOPOD

Castopod is an open-source podcast hosting solution for everyone, that can connect to the Fediverse through the W3C ActivityPub standard (Pixelfed, Mastodon, Pleroma…). Castopod is user…

FUNKWHALE

Funkwhale is a free, decentralized and open-source audio streaming and sharing platform, built on top of the ActivityPub protocol. It enables users to create communities of interest around…

KAZARMA

Matrix-Appservice-CommonsPub is a bridge between two decentralized protocols: Matrix and ActivityPub. The development includes polishing CommonsPub, an Elixir generic ActivityPub…

OPENENGIADINA

OpenEngiadina is developing a platform for open local knowledge – a mashup between a semantic knowledge base (like Wikipedia) and a social network using the ActivityPub protocol…

PIXELDROID

PixelDroid is an Android client for Pixelfed, the federated image sharing platform based on W3C ActivityPub. Our goal is to bring the Pixelfed platform to Android and provide a mobile…

XMPP-ACTIVITYPUB GATEWAY

XMPP (aka Jabber) is the vendor-netural internet standard for instant messaging. ActivityPub is a web standard for federated social networking, used in software like Mastodon, Pleroma…

XWIKI ACTIVITYPUB

XWiki is a modern and extensible open source wiki platform. XWiki is the first wiki that is part of the larger federation of collaboration and social software (a.k.a. fediverse)…

WORDPRESS ACTIVITYPUB

WordPress ActivityPub is a plugin that allows your site users to interact with other users in the fediverse. Currently the plugin supports Follows by remote users, sending out…

CORTEZA

Corteza is a low code platform for building cloud-based web applications. This is typically for private, records-based management purposes (e.g. case management, insurance claims…

The NGI has also supported the development of PeerTube a free, federated video platform, based on the ActivityPub protocol:

PEERTUBE

PeerTube is a free, libre and federated video platform. Video is a very popular class of content and meanwhile accounts for a significant share of internet traffic, but the choice of hosting…

PEERTUBE-DESKTOP

Cuttlefish is a client for PeerTube that will allow for searching and discovering new and interesting video’s online with more privacy. PeerTube is a federated video hosting service…

EXTENDING PEERTUBE

This project aims to extend PeerTube to support the availability, accessibility, and discoverability of large-scale public media collections on the next generation internet. Although…

Read more about the public pilot phase of two social media platforms: EU Voice and EU Video