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.
More dreaming in the #socialweb hashtag: https://manowar.social/@zatnosk/338750
Initial speculation on Briar: https://manowar.social/@zatnosk/339052
Related ranting: https://manowar.social/@zatnosk/98929466225432455