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Nottingham Indymedia have been experimenting with a new Indymedia project: http://indy.im. The site is an independent microblogging service, similar to Twitter except that we control our own content! We've set up a group to collect local newsfeeds: https://indy.im/group/nottingham. Check it out and get in touch if you'd like to add your own feeds.

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The Independent micro blog site is a micro-blogging service based on the Free Software StatusNet tool.

If you register for an account, you can post small (140 chars or less) text notices about yourself, where you are, what you're doing, or practically anything you want. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you're interested in, and follow them on the Web or in an RSS feed.

How is Independent micro blog site different from Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Plurk, others?

Independent micro blog site is an Open Network Service. Our main goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users' autonomy. In particular, all the software used for Independent micro blog site is Free Software, and all the data is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data.

The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services that can receive your notices.

The goal here is autonomy -- you deserve the right to manage your own on-line presence. If you don't like how Independent micro blog site works, you can take your data and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to another one).

 

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Email Contact email: notts[at]indymedia[dot]org

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