A few quick notes from the New_Public Festival:
Darius is running a project called Friend Camp, a Mastodon instance https://friend.camp/about/more
Just launched a new social app in the Apple store a few minutes ago. Working on the project https://planetary.social/.
Has a proposal for Twitter’s Blue Sky for message encapsulation. More details by searching Blue Sky on Hacker Noon.
Building because there is a path in social media 2.0 that we lost. There is a lot of adversiting money to be made, and that’s fine, but it’s deeply problematic.
It’s easy to criticize Twitter and Facebook, but it’s an unfair problem. They have an impossible task because the structure is wrong. How can we come together as humans instead of having the shopping mall do the enforcement?
Bolting on work to existing platforms where one can be deleted is not a good idea.
Hopes that you’ll have different political places, but other places too. Places built around ethoses that aren’t tied to particular political parties or idologies.
I want to provide a place where people don’t hate their lives. The hook isn’t that it’s decentralized, but that you’ll be happier here.
We want to have a safe space where people can do creative things together.
You have to have a federated system with accountability. A graduated system of sanctions. Some democratic way of determining what those things are.
Any tool you build, attackers will use (and abuse) it.
Keeping nodes of communities smaller (50 people) helps to prevent context collapse. It also minimizes the reporting system from being an attack vector.
Twelve: Webmention for backlinks
For my backlinks I’m relying on the W3C recommendation Webmention spec which I’m implementing with the WordPress Webmention plugin. This allows me to cross link my own posts to look like “comments” or “replies”, but it allows others to ping me and interact with my public posts and their syndicated copies.
Need a primer on what webmentions are and what they can be used for? I’ve got you covered: