FSFE uses Free Software microblogging on identi.ca

Matthias Kirschner mk at fsfe.org
Thu Sep 3 09:35:11 UTC 2009

Hi all,

many of us have started using the Free Software microblogging service
Identi.ca [1] to send status updates and interesting links. Identi.ca is
based on the StatusNet platform (formerly Laconi.ca) [2], which is
available under the AGPL.  Here is some information on how you can
spread the word about Free Software and FSFE by microblogging.

- Groups: We have created the group "fsfe" [3].  If you want to send a
  notice to all people in this group, just put "!fsfe" somewhere in your
  message. Beside that we also set up the group "!fs" as a short group
  name for Free Software. Other groups which might be of interest to you
  are the "GNU is Not Unix" group "!gnu", and our sister organisation's
  "!fsf" group.  There are many other groups with people interested in
  Free Software that you also might want to inform about interesting
  things. Feel free to look for them.

- Tags: We encourage you to use the #fellowship, #pdfreaders, #dfd, etc.
  tags in your messages when they are related to the named topic.

- FSFE user: If anything noteworthy should happen, we will inform you
  about it with our user "fsfe" [4]

- Replacing Twitter with identi.ca: When you are logged in to identi.ca,
  go to "connect Twitter" [5]. Add your twitter account details and
  activate the checkbox "Automatically send my notices to Twitter". From
  now on, you do not have to use the non-free Twitter anymore, but still
  can sent messages there.

- Many people of FSFE's core team [6] also use microblogging. If you
  want to, you can directly subscribe to them. Just check out who is
  writing to "!fsfe".

Best wishes,
Matthias / http://www.identi.ca/kirschner

  1. http://www.identi.ca
  2. http://status.net/
  3. http://www.identi.ca/group/fsfe
  4. http://identi.ca/fsfe
  5. https://identi.ca/settings/twitter
  6. http://www.fsfe.org/about/team.en.html
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