We are launching https://fedisearch.com , a website for doing full text search on fediverse content.
This could be very useful for small instances users that are missing full text searches, just about anyone else who is looking for a blazing fast fediverse search engine.
We have a well behaved indexer that honors users' preference on opting out status indexing.
Please give it a try and let us know what you think.
Thanks. I think search social was constantly under heavy load. Part of why this project was started was because of the lack of a good public ally available search engine that respects people's privacy
@matrixsasuke @fedisearch too bad.. Like someone said below, a search engine for the entire #ActivityPub fediverse would be great.. With ability to filter between types (pixelfed, Peertube, Pleroma, Mastodon etc..)
And perhaps a greater control for instances admins to allow them to Participate in the search network
@matrixsasuke @fedisearch can't find the code anywhere else.. I wouldn't mind hosting a mirror of this... I wish we could empower the network by doing decentralized hosting of a common search engine, so that if one peer goes down, any other mirrors could serve the search query, adding more redundancy to common tools like search, relay etc..
@matrixsasuke @fedisearch that's really sad.. The current status of these two projects are not encouraging neither.. I wish some of the tools built in the #Fediverse where collectivized (funding could operate through Open Collective) so that essential building blocks could operate in the long run without breaking or fading away without maintainers... This code should be recycled and reused... Instead we'll reinvent the wheel :/
@matrixsasuke I guess it would make more sense to have it opt-in, admin instance could register their instance for it to be indexed (and have means to tweak/control that)
I'm wondering how Peertube does it with their Sepia Search engine
@fedisearch what I’m wondering here is if this move counters the anti-stalking mechanism. From the creator’s manual, by challenge the ‘search’ engine, one will be protected from stalkers if they have any.
Understood the concern, but we don't see this as a threat to any user in the fediverse.
Allow us to elaborate:
Even when mastodon purposefully dumbed down the search functionality, pleroma and misskey search are still functioning at full capacity. Also, if content producers allowed search indexing, their content would've been searchable on Google as well. Https://Fedisearch.com respects every content producers' privacy; as long as they turn on noindex option, none of their content would be indexed by us.
@fedisearch What is misskey ? Looks like a good idea, I will share on my Blog (or schedule it for later as I like to try and get at least 1 post per day) so may be Dec 1st.
Does this just include the services listed or does it also include peertube, friendica etc too.
@fedisearch Wishing the code was available somewhere, I would not mind hosting a mirror to help with hosting availability.
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