When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
Flarum is an open source forum system similar to Discourse but not tied to a Patreon account. It's still working toward a first stable release, but looks to be an interesting offer in the forum category. Will provide public/private group abilities, among other features.
@wion looks nice, thanks for the tip!
It's not exactly what I'm looking for, though. I think the real value lies in a community site, that works as a forum, more than a forum that works as a community site. And the most important part would be whether identity and access is federated/decentralized/distributed.
I see what you mean.
Initial speculation on Briar: https://manowar.social/@zatnosk/339052
Related ranting: https://manowar.social/@zatnosk/98929466225432455
@zatnosk 2) Loomio? CommunityForge?
@strypey are either of those federated? If I have to make a new account for each community I am interested in, the barrier is too high.
@zatnosk Matt's ideas for using AP are more ambitious that just using them for the mutual credit communities too
Does your thought changes on the above tech now ?
@noorul not in the big picture. I still think we need those three pillars, and ActivityPub has since grown a lot in diversity, which is awesome, but still in the "ephemeral & open" category.
Scuttlebutt (SSB) is still a questionable contender in the p2p space. I haven't seen anything better yet, but SSB isn't good enough yet, and I'm not sure it will be.
In the forum and community category, I haven't seen any good projects there. Some try, but they lack the design depth needed.
I totally agree to all the points.
Except, I decide to be against SSB for using blockchain.
Since social networking with block chain tech is not sensible to me.
And block chain resource consuming tech.
I like to see more p2p development.
Peertube uses p2p which is good.
What I can see group chat like Matrix and similar platform replacing traditional Online forum...
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