The Pediverse (a portmanteau of "pedophile" and "universe", deriving from the widely-used term "Fediverse") is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers or services that are used by MAPs and allies for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting.
While independently hosted, users on these servers can communicate with users on other servers, although one server owner may freely decide to block other servers, or promote particular servers to their userbase. On different servers (technically instances), pediverse users can create profiles on what are typically open-source social media platforms modeled on popular social networks such as Twitter. These profiles are able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols that follow an open standard.
As an identity on the pediverse, users are able to post text and other media, or to follow posts by other identities. In some cases, users can show or share data (video, audio, text, and other files) publicly or to a selected group of identities, and allow other identities to edit other users' data (such as a calendar or an address book).
These are the better-known federated social (ActivityPub) instances, all of which permit communication with one another, and prohibit CP sharing and other illegal activity.
Front-ends/user interfaces include Mastodon, and Pleroma, but the information being shared remains the same regardless of what server you are accessing it from, and what software is being used on the server.
Some of these servers host other platforms, such as decentralized video sharing (Peertube).
Yesmap.net (runs on modified Pleroma/Akkoma)
Newgon-funded instance under development. Designed to have high levels of tolerance for freedom of speech, and (relatively) low levels of tolerance for malicious sharing of personal information, illegal conduct and anti-MAP propaganda/disruption. It is thus intended to act as an "instance of last resort", providing sanctuary for those who have reservations about those who run the other instances, or were not invited.
Youjo.love (runs on modified Pleroma/Akkoma)
An invite-only instance that hosts some better-known members of our community. Pro-c predominates, and the domain hosts a broad variety of federated and unfederated protocols, such as video hosting and a booru.
As a social, Youjo is generally thought to run smoother than the Mastodon instances, which have both suffered from loss of technical features.
MAPs on other instances have criticized the admin of Youjo for platforming politically incorrect and extremist personalities, including donors - something she openly acknowledges as part of the instance's mode of operation.
Lolison.top (runs on Pleroma)
Membership by application.
NNIA.space* (runs on Mastodon)
Although MAP social networking sites had existed before it, Nnia.space (created in May 2020) was the first true Pediverse social in the wider Fediverse. NNIA runs on Mastodon, and Anti-contact predominates, due to restrictions on contact debate/discourse. Putting aside the restrictions against contact debates, NNIA is home to a lot of identity discourse not seen elsewhere, with identities that could be seen as "more marginalized" and "less assimilated" being embraced. For example, following the earlier celebration of "Zoosadist Pride", in 2023, a flag featuring hard candy was even created for individuals who are attracted to the idea of "grooming children" (while it is claimed these are genuine attempts at creating new identities, some disagree with this and suspect other motives). Defederation (i.e. censorship) of other MAPs for political/trivial reasons such as edgy humor makes the instance unsuitable for those accustomed to an unfiltered internet, or prone to political incorrectness.
*The NNIA instance manager is known to doxx (share private information about) MAPs, and is currently defederated from Freak.university for that reason, along with a mentally ill teenager who had risen to a high-ranking position with the encouragement of said administrator/manager. NNIA has also been implicated in the creation of false identities to slander other servers and once stated that older MAP communities were "mostly hebe and ephebo oriented [...] and we don't need it back".
Freak.university (runs on Mastodon)
Similar to NNIA, with less restrictions on discourse. According to them, their userbase "includes paraphiles, the mentally ill, queer folk, transX folk, and people with any other non-normative or heavily stigmatized identity." Is relatively easy to join, and known as the place some NNIA users take advantage of the more relaxed rules.
There is varied debate in the community relating to this instance's toleration/amplification of malicious conduct. In 2023, following a leadership crisis in the community, FU administration did after some time take definitive action against two leading NNIA personalities for malicious behavior against other MAPs.
Pawoo.net* (runs on Mastodon)
Described as *adjacent to the Pediverse, this huge Mastodon instance is home to a large community of deviance fetishists ("Goons") who exchange masturbatory material - most controversially on the topic of rape. Pawoo users are therefore often seen as stereotyped Teleiophiles or "normie" self-denying MAPs by users of "true" Pediverse instances who derogatorily refer to them as "Pawooners" (Pawoo + Gooners). Other pediverse users have attempted to convert Pawooners into self-aware MAPs.
RQD2.net (runs on Lemmy)
Radqueer/Inclusionist instance that appears to have some restrictions against uncivil conduct, while being more serious about limiting trolls and malicious actors than other instances. It runs on Lemmy, an untested front-end, and new frontier in fediverse. It should be noted that the creator of this instance has stated they will not carry out discriminatory actions against users regardless of whether they are pro-c or anti-contact.
Numerous servers host Matrix accounts and promote lists of rooms with varying degrees of openness to MAPs. Yesmap.net (funded by us) is one such example, promoting an activist workgroup called PCMA, which links up with various others. Other servers are midov.pl, freak.university and youjo.love, and these may sometimes permit sharing of lolicon type manga, unlike Yesmap, which also has file sharing, cryptocurrency, social account creation and phone verification facilities for trusted members.