All those poor people on Instagram switching to Vero...
Makes me want to build a decent image sharing network. Not just an app for Mastodon, but something standalone and optimised for images (and ofc using ActivityPub for compatibility with the million+ people using mastodon)
@zatnosk If you do this, let me know.
I've been toying with a different front end for Masto for awhile for images...
@kemonine while I've had this desire for a while, is very unlikely that I can put any serious effort in it before 2020, unfortunately.
Unless someone gives me a million euros after taxes, then I'd quit my job to build it!
@zatnosk Sounds similar to my current situation 😉
Hopefully we'll see it one day
@zatnosk do iiit
@zatnosk Do it do it do it
@gargron that's some pressure :P
@zatnosk ugh, manowar is suddenly unavailable. I'll continue from here.
If I were to build such a system, the first step in my master plan would be to build a Crate in Rust that takes care of ActivityPub federation. At best something that can be used for multiple projects and maybe even shared with #Aardwolf.
After that the next steps would be
2) Basic storage of images and related data
3) Sane image uploading with good privacy respecting defaults regarding metadata scrubbing
4) Client API optimised for fast image loading
5) Web Client
6) Android Client
7) iPhone Client
8) Marketing and branding of a flagship server towards a core of selfie-taking "influencers".
@zatnosk manowar is available again. No idea what happened, but love having alts so I can just keep talking ❤
@zatnosk Oh, and Instagram had a point in not allowing reposts. Reposts + images => memesharing => meme dedicated accounts overshadowing personal content.
@kai now that I think about it, the sane thing to sell would be extra storage space.
And possibly the ability to upload giant images (non-paying people would be restricted to some 1080p or something).
Free: Small Pictures
Tier 1: MegaPictures™
Tier 2: UltraMegaPictures™
Tier 3: SuperUltraMegaPictures™
Tier 4: High Definition Pictures
Tier 5: Full High Definition Pictures
Tier 6: Ultra High Definition Pictures (4K)
Tier 7: Large Pictures
Tier 8: UNLIMITED POWEEE.. Ehm. I mean.. Pictures
Every tier is double the price of the previous tier.
@kai wat. "of I soon it correctly" was supposed to be "if I spin it correctly"...
@zatnosk baby brain
@kai yes, that
@zatnosk *whispers* doooo it....
@zatnosk yes please
@zatnosk we really do need a better image sharing network. i like to post tons of images online, but any network that exists specifically for that has been a horrible experience, so i've just posted pics on twitter and now mastodon
@ctrlaltdog exactly. Twitter and mastodon just doesn't cut it for image sharing..
Private mastodon server run by Zatnosk