Lemmy is a free open source federated alternative to Reddit. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @LemmyDev

You can try the flagship instance at lemmy.ml

They have now introduced federation between Lemmy instances, so people on one Lemmy instance can interact with people on others. (They are working on federating with the rest of the Fediverse later.)

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@FediFollows @LemmyDev what does federating with the rest of the fediverse look like? It will be able to see posts from mastodon? I dont get how this would work in the ui

@nx for now federation only works between lemmy instances. federating with other software is more complicated and will come later.


@LemmyDev What will that look like though? I'm confused about what benefits that would entail. Being able to login with mastodon accounts? or being able to view mastodon posts\threads in lemmy?

@nx @LemmyDev

I don't know what Lemmy has planned.

However, I think there was a previous attempt at a Fediverse reddit alternative called Prismo a while ago?

It's not active any more but IIRC the Mastodon interaction was being able to follow users, reply to topics and upvote posts. From the Mastodon end it looked like any other topic thread, likes were interpreted as upvotes.

The main benefit would be a huge userbase increase, Mastodon already has millions of registered users.


@FediFollows @nx @LemmyDev there's also littr.me that's a (still non)federated link aggregator. This is my project and federation is estimated to work sometime at the beginning of the next year.

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