We Distribute is Back

Hey, friends.

It’s been a while. Roughly about two years, in fact. A lot has happened since our publication last put anything out. I’m going to get into the how and why in a minute, but the important thing is: we’re back. This project is alive again, publishing some of the only journalism around dedicated solely to the Fediverse.

I’ll be honest: writing articles on a consistent schedule is hard. We Distribute has historically operated as a free publication, available to everybody. That isn’t going to change, but the reality is that the burnout that afflicted me over the past few years made it difficult to keep contributing. I had to step away from doing this for a while, but I was also the main person running it.

I can’t run this thing by myself. Which is why I’m reaching out to the community at large to see if we can build something truly great together.

There are a number of ways that you can support our efforts: we need insight from experts within the community. We need writers who can cover different parts of a network that’s growing in every direction. We need funds to keep the lights running. And finally, we need readers who want to share our work around the network.

We’re taking everything that made the old We Distribute great, and making it bigger and better than ever before. We’re going beyond just writing about the tech, and focusing on the people building it, the issues that come up, and the culture that’s developed.

I’m excited to be finally doing this, after such a long period of recovery and rebuilding. I can’t wait to share what we’ve been cooking up.

Sean Tilley

Sean Tilley has been a part of the federated social web for over 15+ years, starting with his experiences with Identi.ca back in 2008. Sean was involved with the Diaspora project as a Community Manager from 2011 to 2013, and helped the project move to a self-governed model. Since then, Sean has continued to study, discuss, and document the evolution of the space and the new platforms that have risen within it.


  1. Cidney says:

    I’m glad you’re back! LMK if I can help.

  2. Tobias says:

    Hurray 🥳🚀

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