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This post by John Gruber (citing Dave Winer) about why Facebook is so problematic, is great:

daringfireball.net/2017/06/fuc

@dajbelshaw @xj9 #mastodon rivals #twitter but how to rival #facebook (but #p2p )?
Would an effective way be for everyone to host their own website (referred to near their handle)

It could even have a standard #opensource #wireframe page layout

You could share content links in your post

What are the drawbacks of this approach anyone?

@xj9 sorry was slack to say #p2p What I mean: Mastodon is doing the hard work putting distributed network in place. Could we piggyback a #Facebook alternative on the back?
@Antanicus how hard would it be to make a simple UNIFORM
webpage framework (just like MySpace, Facebook) that people could use that could either be hosted on same server as account / by your #coop / on your own webpage? This could hyperlink out to/from users/posts
@dajbelshaw

@xj9 @dajbelshaw @Antanicus nice one- that would do the trick.

I guess it would be pretty easy to make a universal template that people could use
to link it in to Mastodon?

Is it a feasible idea? Would it catch on?

@NOiDEa @xj9 @dajbelshaw I believe there's a big question that should be asked before anything else: is there a real need for such a "universal template"? If you don't answer this question first, there's a very high chance anything you do will make things more complicated without adding any actual value

@xj9 @dajbelshaw @Antanicus power of the few over the many will never change until the means or propaganda is in the hands of the many. Distributed social media a great possibility then?
So although everyone could have a customised website that feeds in like:
@rms
Would it be worth having template to make it as user friendly as possible to encourage mass adoption? Though DIY websites would be good to make people more proactively empowered?

@NOiDEa @dajbelshaw @Antanicus @rms having a personal web page should be a feature of the server you are using (if we are going to use servers). the template can be dependent on what implementation your admin (which could be you) has chosen.

@xj9 @dajbelshaw @Antanicus I should say it goes without saying that a 'universal template' I meant as offered as a voluntary service -not a dictation to be forced on people!

@NOiDEa @Antanicus @dajbelshaw so #federation then.

#mastodon could easily incorporate additional features to make it more #facebook-like. #diaspora and #hubzilla are other #ostatus projects that have gone in that direction. federation *does* make privacy difficult, which is something that should be taken into account (which really hasn't been done effectively on mastodon imo).

@Antanicus @dajbelshaw @xj9 I did set up a redmatrix (hubzilla) server for a while actually but it never got the critical mass of people did it? wasn't it a few thousand max?.

#p2p internet will hopefully be developed alongside in parallel as the new framework to carry this content

Do I understand correctly in thinking #Mastodon can be a sliding scale between #federated to completely #decentralised (each person run their own instance from home)?

@dajbelshaw I thought I'd managed to leave Dave Winer behind. And he's started turning up again in my streams.

Still wrong though! Still ignoring prior art and still upsetting people. ;)

@jbond There's always someone wrong on the internet. ;

@dajbelshaw Organizing Pokémon Go Meetups is the only reason I'm so active on that awful site.