My first steps experimenting with a self-run Mastodon instance were a bit disappointing. However I came across this guide by Wim Vanderbauwhede to run a Mastodon or Pleroma instance on a Raspberry Pi 3b. I’m definitely going to try this. A Raspberry Pi will be delivered after the weekend. In parallel I will try and update my GnuSocial instance I installed earlier to see if it improves functionality.

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  1. I plan to dedicate some learning time in the coming 12 weeks to better understand the protocols that drive the independent web, or IndieWeb. During our STM18 birthday unconference Frank Meeuwsen presented his experiences on the IndieWeb. Frank, Peter and I have formed an impromptu triade to explore the IndieWeb in the past months. In one of his slides Frank conveniently listed the relevant protocols. I’ll plan for 24 hours to explore 6 protocols. Some of them I already understand better than others, so I’ll start with the ones I feel less knowledgeable about.
    The ones I want to explore in more detail, in planned order, are:

    ActivityPub / OStatus, a decentralized networking protocol (as this ties into my Mastodon experiments as well, this comes first)

    Micropub, publish on your own domain with 3rd party tools

    Microsub, own your feed-subscriptions (although I already run my own TinyTinyRss instance)

    Microformats, markup for data, text, people, events (already used on my blog, but curious to see how I can extend that to more types of data)

    Indieauth, federated login protocol to sign in with your own domain on other services (already active on my blog, but interested in where else I could use it)

    Webmentions, respond to a blogpost through your own site (already active on my site, but strongly wish to better format and style it on my site)

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