New blog post: I wish the #fediverse had ‘circles’.
#GooglePlus #twitter #google #mastodon #ActivityPub #moa #100DaysToOffload
@celia definitely! Being able to determine the 'social distance' of the reach when you first share/publish something is very useful to allow more finegrained decisions on what to share, as well as to formulate it. I would love have something similar for my blog where 'close circles' would read more detail (like names, locations) than others e.g.
Nice article. Darius is on the right path with Hometown and Neighborhoods.
Also have a look at these #SocialHub topics that are related..
#ActivityPub Community extension:
(Pixelfed) Groups extension:
Oh, PS, #GoToSocial is also implementing local-only posting. The project is a refreshing take and developing rapidly.
@humanetech @ton Aware and super excited! :)
@celia Good article. I like the idea of neighborhoods and wish I were on a Hometown fork, but hadn’t thought of them in relationship to Plus’s Circles.
What I was hoping Circles were when the came out — and would still like — is sort of the opposite direction. When I follow someone I want to be able to say “I’m interested in your tech stuff but not the sports stuff” or whatever. So rather than the author picking *who*, they pick a tag/category and I pick which to follow.
@celia Hi Ru! What I really like about this idea is the optionality. Some people want circles and if they do, I think it can be another checkbox in their preferences. What we're doing with another Masto fork is putting issues like this in the form of a problem statement:
Mastodon doesn't let me post to circles or subsets of my social network. The result is less freedom to post the content I want, such as niche humor and complaints, or movie nights aka periodic tradeoffs of signal-to-noise for togetherness.
If that problem is accurate and valuable, we welcome any patch that addresses it. The opinion of the maintainers or myself can only act in the consensus around the problem, not on the solution. It's almost like problem-focused circles for code.
@xavavu Pardon my excitement, but...
Wowwwwwwww. This seems perfect for the kind of community I am trying to build. A media storage. Circles. Groups (aka hobbies!). Events!
I am floored. Why have we never heard of this before?!
@xavavu I am of course going to take this for a test run first before going all-in.
My guess from the login/register situation is that the UI/UX lags which is something that's a non-starter for me. I need to reach out to regular folks. Get them off mainstream social media. And not hate the experience myself.
But this is one I have my eye on. When I have the bandwidth (probably years), I'd like to contribute UI/UX patches.
@xavavu Yes, please. I would love it! You can drop me an email at email@example.com :)