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Identi.ca
« on: February 02, 2011, 12:51:12 AM »
I made an Identi.ca a while ago, but I never really got into it until recently, when I heard that the Debian squeeze release would be commentated on it. But before I go into any more detail, I will answer the question I know you're all dying to ask...

What the $@#!&%#@ is it?!

Identi.ca is a microblogging platform, similar to Twitter but popular among the free and open source software community because the software it runs on is open source. You post short messages that people can subscribe to, and you can subscribe to others.

What can I do with it?

You can communicate with it using the web interface, or else with instant messaging over XMPP (formerly Jabber) or via SMS. You can also link it to an existing Twitter account so that you don't miss out on anything said by your friends on Twitter, and they won't miss out on anything from you.

I've subscribed to it over XMPP, primarily to watch the Debian squeeze release commentary, but will also probably continue to use it in the future. It would be nice to have some friends from FES on there, so feel free to sign up! You can subscribe to me at https://identi.ca/parsifal when you do.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 12:53:55 AM by Parsifal »
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Re: Identi.ca
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 02:17:09 AM »
Thanks, but, no thanks.

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 02:52:07 AM »
If I sign up will you stop using FES as your personal blog?
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 03:13:41 AM »
If I sign up will you stop using FES as your personal blog?
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 05:54:30 AM »
I might sign up, but only because I fucking hate Twitter. I found a facebook app for it, but I'm not sure if the app lets me post on identi.ca from facebook or post from identi.ca to facebook. I'd like the latter, though.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 05:56:52 AM by Wendy »
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 06:44:57 AM »
I hate twitter anyway, so this probably wouldn't work.

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 06:51:50 AM »
I might sign up, but only because I fucking hate Twitter. I found a facebook app for it, but I'm not sure if the app lets me post on identi.ca from facebook or post from identi.ca to facebook. I'd like the latter, though.

You "fucking hate" Twitter, but are willing to sign up to a service that is nearly identical to it?

Oh, irony.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 12:22:00 PM by cmdshft »

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 06:55:26 AM »
I might sign up, but only because I fucking hate Twitter. I found a facebook app for it, but I'm not sure if the app lets me post on identi.ca from facebook or post from identi.ca to facebook. I'd like the latter, though.

You "fucking hate" Twitter, but are willing to sign up to a service that is nearly identicle to it?

Oh, irony.

I'm sorry, I should keep my opinions to myself or just not use any micro-blogging software at all. Silly me. Also, how is it "identicle" to Twitter? Identi.ca runs on free software, Twitter does not. That's a pretty big difference.
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 07:03:25 AM »
Hara is a little defensive of his baby, Twitter. I would consider signing up, but I doubt there would be anything of much interest to me there.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 09:05:12 AM »
Twitter is boring. If there was ever a facebook-similar platform that was open source...now THAT would be exciting.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 09:13:09 AM »
Post there, not here.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011, 11:35:26 AM »
Twitter is boring. If there was ever a facebook-similar platform that was open source...now THAT would be exciting.
There is.  I'm using it for the .net social site.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2011, 11:37:10 AM »
I might sign up, but only because I fucking hate Twitter. I found a facebook app for it, but I'm not sure if the app lets me post on identi.ca from facebook or post from identi.ca to facebook. I'd like the latter, though.

You "fucking hate" Twitter, but are willing to sign up to a service that is nearly identicle to it?

Oh, irony.

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2011, 12:25:31 PM »
I might sign up, but only because I fucking hate Twitter. I found a facebook app for it, but I'm not sure if the app lets me post on identi.ca from facebook or post from identi.ca to facebook. I'd like the latter, though.

You "fucking hate" Twitter, but are willing to sign up to a service that is nearly identicle to it?

Oh, irony.

I'm sorry, I should keep my opinions to myself or just not use any micro-blogging software at all. Silly me. Also, how is it "identicle" to Twitter? Identi.ca runs on free software, Twitter does not. That's a pretty big difference.

Twitter is a company. Other than that, they are virtually the same exact thing. What benefit does a layman user gain from using Identi.ca over Twitter? None. Except your classic "nerd-in-mom's-basement" e-erection from it running on free software.

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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011, 12:36:42 PM »
And a little thing known as freedom.
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2011, 01:15:29 PM »
Freedom of what?
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2011, 01:21:13 PM »
Twitter is boring. If there was ever a facebook-similar platform that was open source...now THAT would be exciting.
There is.  I'm using it for the .net social site.
Can you poke people?
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 07:22:44 PM »
Freedom of what?

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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2011, 10:35:51 PM »
I found a facebook app for it, but I'm not sure if the app lets me post on identi.ca from facebook or post from identi.ca to facebook. I'd like the latter, though.

You can link your Facebook account to your Identi.ca in much the same way you can link your XMPP or Twitter account. I just didn't mention it in the OP because Facebook is shit.
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2011, 10:40:21 PM »
It is.

On another topic, this was going to be my first post, but it didn't work out.

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This is my Hello World. Interesting how few characters you get to work with. That's what I never got about microblogging. I mean, sure, micro, but really? Only 140 characters? What the eff?
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Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2011, 10:53:12 PM »
It is.

On another topic, this was going to be my first post, but it didn't work out.

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This is my Hello World. Interesting how few characters you get to work with. That's what I never got about microblogging. I mean, sure, micro, but really? Only 140 characters? What the eff?

Subscribe me already, broseph.
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2011, 11:23:31 PM »
You have one(1) post, dated back six months ago. AND IT WAS BLANK! Get some activity, and I might consider it. Maybe.
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2011, 11:37:11 PM »
You have one(1) post, dated back six months ago. AND IT WAS BLANK! Get some activity, and I might consider it. Maybe.

At least tell me who the fuck you are so I can subscribe to you.
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2011, 11:42:08 PM »
My username is the same as on IRC.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2011, 12:24:22 AM »
hacking your precious forum as we speak 8) 8) 8)

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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2011, 11:41:18 AM »
Twitter is boring. If there was ever a facebook-similar platform that was open source...now THAT would be exciting.
There is.  I'm using it for the .net social site.
Can you poke people?
Sure, that can be added easily.

I think theres a mod that does that.
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2011, 06:01:02 PM »
Twitter is gay; the end.
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