[Lilug] Real open source advocates want web 2.5
nate at in8sworld.net
Sun Aug 19 18:47:54 PDT 2018
On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 2:17 AM odinson <odinson at warcloud.net> wrote:
> Real open source advocates, not just the hourly wage slaves, can see
> clearly what to do here. Build user tools to not only cultivate their own
> metadata at the client, but to share it with others. High confidence
> metadata networks without walls. Scale the gardens.
> OS advocates with the stones and talent can do this. Only horizontal
> thinkers can build web 2.5. Without it open source is not worth
> advocating. Time to reframe things and then they will naturally scale.
Having just deleted yet another account on a social media platform I have
to admit thinking along very similar lines lately.
I like the idea of diaspora and federation. I have an account on one node
but I can follow and share with folks on other nodes. It all seems to work
fairly well but my issues with it (I speak as a user and not one of the
afore-mentioned stone-endowed talented folk) but the setup of a node is
fairly complicated and currently has a lot of dependencies. Also, the
"federation" model has a downside - what you post is immediately shared out
to federated nodes so there is no edit facility - think twitter - if you
discover a mistake after posting you have to delete and resubmit a new
post. Other than that, diaspora seems to work fairly well.
We could always just go back to web-rings. I miss those.
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