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It is now possible to zap across the bridge. By leveraging existing technology in the ecosystem, sats can now flow between Nostr and the Fediverse. Th

Alex Gleason
Alex Gleason
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Threads is blocking servers on the Fediverse. Here's how we unblocked ourselves.

Threads has begun testing federation over ActivityPub. And they have blocked two important servers I administrate. The first server is the Mostr Bridg

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Soapbox Awarded Grant by OpenSats

Today I'm pleased to announce that Soapbox has been awarded a grant by OpenSats to build out Ditto, our new project to port Soapbox to Nostr.

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Introducing Mostr: a Fediverse Nostr bridge

We hope you enjoy getting to know each other, and that this opens new doors for collaboration.

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Discovering Content on the Fediverse

So you've started a new server on the Fediverse - and it's completely empty. By default, nothing happens. You're stuck there alone on your personal li

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Releasing Soapbox 3.0

This is the biggest release of Soapbox ever. What started out as a fork of Gab’s 2019 UI has now become a mainstay on the Fediverse. Originally create

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Soapbox BE is now Rebased

Back in 2019 I released Soapbox as a fork of Mastodon with a much nicer UI. Over time I got fed up with Mastodon being slow, expensive, and not innova

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Why the Future of Social Media is Decentralized

Mainstream social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Youtube have been under fire for years, blamed for nearly any issue you can thin

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How to Take Down Big Tech? With Great UX

Ask a random stranger on the street how they feel about “Big Tech”, and you’re likely to be met with some criticism. Whether you think tech giants lik

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What is the Fediverse? (And How to Join It)

The Fediverse is a network of decentralized social media sites which all have the ability to communicate with one another. There are currently over 5,

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Server Safety and Moderation Features in Soapbox

Soapbox and the Fediverse offer site administrators multiple tools to ensure the safety of their users and the enforcement of community standards. Thi

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Choosing a Backend for Soapbox

Soapbox is a versatile frontend for the Fediverse which supports multiple backends. The most obvious choice for most use cases is Soapbox BE, our in-h

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Soapbox FE v1.3: The Cryptocurrency Release

This update to the user interface for Pleroma+Soapbox brings cryptocurrency features to the Fediverse.

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Releasing Soapbox BE v1.1

The Erlang 24 cataclysm event. I hate to start off with something negative, but it needs to be addressed. For a long time we pointed to Pleroma's sour

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Announcing Soapbox BE v1.0

Soapbox BE is a production ready Pleroma branch. It's being maintained alongside Pleroma, with additional bugfixes and features. Our goal is to move f

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Soapbox FE v1.2 Released

With a slew of administration new features, this release builds on the stability of the v1.1 release. It brings us up to speed with Pleroma 2.3, relea

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Soapbox FE v1.1 Released

This release is so solid it makes v1.0 feel unfinished. Truly, Soapbox FE was put to the ultimate test — a real social network with 14,000 users. 185

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Announcing Soapbox FE v1.0

After 12 weeks of strenuous labor, we're excited to announce that the Soapbox Frontend is finally stable. Countless hours and late nights were spent p