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It's starting NOW: @NGIZero breaks down walls: decentralize social networking with ActivityPub

@agates @WClayFerguson @benjaminbellamy The follower is an Actor, and its type is determined by the "type" property. It can be a Person, an Application, a Group, an Organization or a Service.

(Mastodon doesn't recognize any other type for now)

So, just throwing ideas here: for podcasting, we could use a new "type" (say PodcastListener for example) or add a new boolean property to the Actor of type "Person" to determine that (probably best).

@WClayFerguson @agates @benjaminbellamy I think it can be done in parallel, on the one hand we could document how to interface podcasts the hacky way (though the only possible way for now) with the fediverse, and on the other hand we could explore interactions between podcast hosts and apps using the new extended specs.

Dear #fediverse and especially #foss and #activitypub tech enthusiasts amongst you ..

At #SocialHub we're preparing a great event in the form of two webinars and a workshop in April, for representatives of the European Commission.

The topics are #ActivityPub #Interoperability and #FediverseFutures within the EU.

Interest for the event came from EC itself, who via @NGIZero - funder of many great AP projects - approached SocialHub to organize.

You can help prepare and certainly join the Event!

Join the @NGIZero webinar next Monday at 10am Central European Summer Time! 🌞
Developers of #gnusocial (free social networking platform), #lemmy (self-hostable federating link aggregator), HubZilla (Self-organization tools with decentralized identity management) and @Castopod (federating #podcast hosting solution) 📼 🤖
@yassinedoghri and I will be there!

@lfdi Hi, Joost here from the (Dutch) NLnet foundation. Together w the ActivityPub-community and the open source funding program @NGIZero we're organizing webinars & a workshop introducing national/European administrations to #ActivityPub and the #fediverse (a.o. the EC's DG CNECT, DIGIT, EDPS). Would you care to join the discussion on April 19 or 26? We've also invited @RegierungBW & would also like to hear your voice/decision. More info here:

Castopod is an in-development FOSS self-hostable podcasting platform, which now has Fediverse support too. You can follow at:

➡️ @Castopod

The project website is at

It's still in alpha testing, but the latest version adds ActivityPub support so that people on Mastodon etc. can interact with Castopod posts.

The git is at

#Castopod #Podcasting #Podcasts #Podcast #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting

🇫🇷 Voici quelques 🎙️ hébergés par @Castopod 📼 et accessibles sur Mastodon 🐘. N'hésitez pas à les suivre !
🇺🇸 Here are some podcasts (French speaking) hosted by Castopod and available on Mastodon.

He leído un par de minutos sobre @Castopod y ya me he enamorao.

@disruptionpr Le podcast comme réseau social avec ActivityPub en plus du RSS, un concept tout à fait disruptif de @Castopod @nitot tu devrais jeter un œil pour l'octet vert 👌

Les Poésies d’Héloïse
🇫🇷 À partir d'aujourd'hui, le #podcast 🎙 des Poésies d’Héloïse est sur tous les réseaux sociaux décentralisés du Fediverse : Écoutez 👂, Aimez 💓, Partagez 🔄 et Commentez 💬 directement depuis n'importe quel serveur Mastodon 🐘 (ou autre). 🚀
🇺🇸 Starting today, “Les Poésies d'Héloïse” #podcast 🎙 is available on all decentralized social networks of the Fediverse: Listen 👂, Like 💓, Share 🔄 and Comment 💬 from any Mastodon server 🐘 (or any other). 🚀
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Hello @samsethi, @dave & @adam.
I was listening to Episode #31 (Cooking with Gas) and I heard you talking about “timestamped comments”: this is on already on @Castopod's roadmap. Castopod already allows comments on an episode thanks to ActivityPub protocol. In a next version you'll be able to specify a timestamp, either by manually adding [hh:mm:ss] in your comment (eg. “1:34:15 GO PODCASTING! 🗣️ ”) or automatically thanks to the client you're using.

The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Podcasting, The Fediverse, and Everything…
🎉 Castopod alpha-4️⃣2️⃣ is out!🚀

It brings social networking to podcasts, and podcasting into social networks!
The podcasting universe has finally merged with the . 😌

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