• Test Post on a new platform

    Birch – Saturday, 6 May, 2017 - 23:07

Well, I set up Xubuntu to run on my little Eee ~ it managed to have Win10 installed on it but was running like a slug. So, Xubuntu installed, I was given the Pidgin messaging service of course - but because I hadn't used it in so long, I went to Jappix to try to verify my user info. Lo and behold, I found Movim instead.

Lately I have been playing around with Keybase.io which allows you to make a little web page of your own as well as utilize secure verification techniques. I had also been revisiting Minds , which I had initially left because it felt too spammy.

So, currently I am on:






MeWe (not federated or opensourced but a nice alternative to Facebook)


  • 7 May, 2017 ThurahT

    I remember jappix! Thanks for reminding me. Nice desktop, anything is better than Windows 10. Yeah, there are a plethora of social platforms...I think I'll stick to Movim, GNU Social (quitter), and perhaps the new Mastodon, which looks promising as well.

  • 7 May, 2017 Birch

    Haha - quitter is my gnusocial home also. On friendica I follow/interact with people on Diaspora, Mastodon, gnosocial and hubzilla. It's a nice all in one. Plus I post to wordpress from there :D Good to 'meet' you.

  • 7 May, 2017 Roelof Pieter

    Yes, nice isn't it. Like you I try several different social networks where I can have ownership of my content. For me this is a reason to want to self-host. I have a Hubzilla server running for over a year now on my humble Raspberry Pi! It works very well and without a problem. If only it would be less ugly and complicated :-) . Movim on the other hand is a joy to work with and looks fantastic. I haven't been able to host it myself however. Apparently you need ejabberd at the moment while I run prosody as an XMPP server. Also, the system for adding pictures is lost on me at the moment. Ciao!

  • 7 May, 2017 Timothée Jaussoin

  • 11 May, 2017 paulfree14

    I nearly forgot about movim. is it possible to connect it with friendica

  • 12 May, 2017 preptorrent

    Pidgin is awesome because it is always on many linux distros as standard (apert from that breif flirt ubuntu had with empathy) and so people have confidence with it (even mswindows users). I also like OneTeam (" http://oneteam.im/ ") for being on linux or mswindows or macos and also being on firefox as a plugin. I wonder if OneTeam works on mobile andrid mozilla as a plugin and also on iphone mozilla as a plugin. So what are all these other XMPP websites people have been using before movim? Also, how do people set up a "community"? Like, If I wanted there to be a "Red Pill" community, how would I do that? As in exactly how?