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Saturday, April 25 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
[VIRTUAL] Will Twitter Connect To The Fediverse?

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Twitter made a vague announcement of funding research, into either making their platform compatible with decentralized protocols such as ActivityPub, or creating a new protocol. Can we take this seriously at all? Christopher Lemmer Webber is one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard. Matt Arnold is the admin of Penguicon's Mastodon instance penguicon.social, which runs on ActivityPub. Past Tech GoH Michael Lucas and Craig Maloney have lengthy experience posting on the Fediverse. Might we be able to forward our Mastodon posts to Twitter soon? And would that have a negative effect on the distributed Fediverse where we fled to escape Twitter?

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Christine Lemmer-Webber

Christine Lemmer-Webber is a long-time user freedom advocate. She is mostly known for their work co-authoring and co-editing the ActivityPub distributed social network protocol.In previous times of her life she worked as tech lead at Creative Commons, co-founded MediaGoblin, started... Read More →
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Matt Arnold

Over the past 18 years, Matt has served in almost every position and every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites... Read More →



Saturday April 25, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
[VIRTUAL] E In a cyber space galaxy far far away.

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