With Reddit’s encroaching IPO and their poorly planned API changes, we need a place to keep up with privacy topics that isn’t tied to an anti-privacy, centralized
sinking ship site.
Our forum running Discourse has been a great place to discuss website changes and answer questions, but it doesn’t quite provide the same experience as Reddit does for things like sharing news, so we’re trying something new:
!firstname.lastname@example.org is our new ActivityPub-enabled community for sharing links and other information from the privacy and security realm. Welcome!
We’re going to be trying out posting to this community for a few months to decide if we want this to replace or coexist with the r/privacyguides subreddit, so we’ll see how it goes. If you want this to succeed, stay active! Our mission is to become the most inviting and friendly place to discuss privacy and security on the fediverse 😎
How do I join the Privacy Guides community on Lemmy?
You can join a few different ways:
- On Kbin.social, a Lemmy alternative with a more Reddit-like UI and instant registrations. I didn’t like Kbin from a hosting perspective because of some missing features, but for just browsing communities and joining ours it’s a great option: https://email@example.com
- On Lemmy.one, this is the server which hosts the Privacy Guides community on Lemmy, and also the server that I admin myself. You are welcome to create an account, but it might take up to 24 hours for your account to be approved.
- On another Lemmy instance: You can join the community by entering
!firstname.lastname@example.org the search box on your instance. There are plenty of servers you could join, or you could host your own relatively easily if you’re familiar with self-hosting.
- On another ActivityPub instance: You can also probably join by entering
@email@example.com https://lemmy.one/c/privacyguides in the search box of the ActivityPub software you use, although Mastodon does not seem to pull in posts from Lemmy communities properly in my limited testing, so YMMV.