Lingoda Community Beta is using fediverse software

I’ve been using Lingoda since January and I’ve been an avid user since then because I took part in their three-month daily language learning Marathon for German and French. I noticed a link to the Community beta and decided to sign up.

I’m pleasantly surprised to see that they are using fediverse software*, specifically Mastodon. Attached a few screenshots though note it’s in BETA so things will change a bit over time.

Polls is a new feature recently added both on Mastodon (see Github) and Pleroma (see Gitlab) software.

The Fediverse* (a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”) is the ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, macroblogging, or websites) and file hosting. On different servers (instances), users can create so called identities.

I’m currently using software based on Mastodon, Pleroma, GNU Social and there is also Pixelfed (for images) and PeerTube (for videos).

This is a status update that one can post. Note that the character limit is 500 characters but this is not a hard limit. For example, my profile based on Pleroma software has a limit of about 9000 characters.
Ideally, one should be able to follow each other based on various instances.

I will do another update over time to see how the Community goes, maybe, depending on how much things over time change.

Ah I see that they are now using the Mastodon front-end column layout which is much better since now I can see all messages and notifications!

Since this post is about Lingoda, feel free to use this code FYUVJH for 50 euros off the first month!*

Note: This is not like a PR thing and I’m not being paid or prompted by their team to write about them!

If you enjoyed this series, or found it helpful please let me know (or even better… use the discount code if you like the sound of Lingoda) where you can sign up for a trial.

Read my Marathon posts also for a breakdown over three months (and more) learning French and German.