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[ tl;dr @aSeppoToTry@Seppo.Social 👋 ]

#Seppo,

the tool to publish short texts and links, and socialise in the Social Web (a.k.a. the Fediverse).

All by renting a 🏡 web space, uploading a single file and you're set!

You can do this yourself without the help or permission from others (But you are welcome to ask for assistence).

Download & Install

Start with the download and the steps described at 🌱 Installation

How can I do that, that's for experts, isn't it?

No.

Allow the comparison with cycling: Building a bike is ambitious and only few can do that. But riding one makes sense for many. If it is robust and durable, chances are, you can ride for years with little maintenance and without repair. Likewise it takes a lot to responsibly operate (let alone build) an entire internet-server. And the more complicated, the more difficult to operate and maintain.

The way out is to leverage cheaply available commodities, reduce, omit secondary things and make housekeeping smooth and safe. For both, human and machine.

What may I say with #Seppo?

Everything permitted by law. And what is fine for you to see again decades later as an unexpected boomerang 🪃. Be kind.

As you operate #Seppo yourself, you are obliged to nobody but public law. Because you don't need assistance, nobody else has a say. You and only you are accountable. The technical simplicity of #Seppo becomes an empowering asset — along with the Social Web / #Fediverse / ActivityPub integration.

What is one's own bike on the internet

  1. independent operation without outside help (apart from renting web space),
  2. 'ownership' of the space & name (rented),
  3. freedom of expression (e.g. German Grundgesetz, Article 5), i.e. there are no restrictions through general terms and conditions or other terms of use, third-party codes of conduct or similar. Local laws of server location and place of residence apply,
  4. few functions, just sufficient for post & like of texts, pictures,
  5. no maintenance (no security updates necessary), simple deactivation by deleting files.

So what next?

Try out @aSeppoToTry@Seppo.Social 👋, send some posts, follow from other social web accounts and see how it federates.

#Seppo! currently can:

Inspiration

#Seppo! is influenced by

How #Seppo! works

There is a technical description How #Seppo! works.

Footnotes

  1. ActivityPub: 4.1 Actor objects, back^
  2. ActivityPub: 7.5 Follow Activity, back^, back^
  3. ActivityPub: 7.2 Create Activity, back^
  4. Activity Vocabulary: 3.3 Object and Link Types: Note, back^, back^
  5. ActivityPub: 7.3 Update Activity, back^
  6. ActivityPub: 7.4 Delete Activity, back^
  7. ActivityPub: 7.7 Reject Activity, back^
  8. ActivityPub: 7.10 Like Activity, back^
  9. ActivityPub: 7.11 Announce Activity (sharing), back^
  10. Activity Vocabulary: 3.1 Activity Types: Announce
  11. Activity Vocabulary: 3.1 Activity Types: Create
  12. Activity Vocabulary: 3.1 Activity Types: Delete
  13. Activity Vocabulary: 3.1 Activity Types: Like