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Fediverse

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Source: TH

What is Fediverse?

The fediverse is a collection of federated social networking services that operate on decentralized networks using open-source standards.

In this system, a network of servers, managed by third parties, facilitates communication between users of various social media platforms, enabling seamless cross-platform interaction. Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is planning to include its new Threads app in the fediverse.

This approach allows users to communicate across different social media platforms without creating separate accounts for each one (similar to the benefits of UPI in payment space). Platforms like Pixelfed, PeerTube, Lemmy, Diaspora, and others already utilize the fediverse.