Social Networks for Humans
aka, my own reference links for making the fandom spaces of the future
For a while I've been thinking about and working on decentralized social networks as a better way for the internet to be. Here's some of the stuff I've been reading/writing during that process.
Homegrown fannish networks
Let me know if you want to write about yours here!
Open for users
All set as-is
- Vamp has her own single-user Hubzilla hub (a great way to federate!!)
Keppari, a homegrown social network still in development.
If you're interested in getting involved, consider:
joining, and posting on, one of the existing instances
starting your own Hubzilla instance
(if you have dev powers) improving Hubzilla or other ActivityPub-enabled code -- see Fandom Platform of the Future✨
maybe you can make PeerTube work with ActivityPub / Hubzilla??
maybe you can make 'sharing' work/look better?
Other interesting social networks
Fannish conversations about centralization
- Fan fiction archives, and the opposing natures of the Internet (2009) by cschick
Federation: social media potlucks! by beautifullights1
Reposting a Post about Decentralized Computing, by request - some scattered thoughts from cesperanza, the source of this key quote:
"I have a foot in both worlds b/c of RL (meshnet stuff) and it’s honestly whiplash to go from distributed computing and decentralised web stuff where they are wading through tools and software and approaches and ideas but don’t have the networks (the largest p2p search engine has like, 600 peer operators, approximately the size of an abandoned tumblr about the sock choices of Bucky Barnes) and fandom where the #1 concern is how to cope with the avalanche of content and people and sheer BYTES and ACTIVITY we produce. It’s like, fandom is constantly making these posts going ‘but what are we going to do with all this GOLD? We just can’t DEAL with this amount of GOLD. THIS GOLD IS A GODDAMN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD.’"
Flow chart of how federation works -- this doesn't actually make sense to me in its current form, but I'm not sure what I'm not getting. Stashing it here in the hopes that it's eventually useful.
Maybe to-read later