Wrote up some thoughts on Mastodon Content Recommendations.
_So before this gets unleashed on the world please do your research and study the available literature. Get experts to review it and listen to the people that have been doing this for a long time. You can then avoid repeating the mistakes of the past._
[Also using Webmentions to post to my site and syndicate to github is pretty darn cool..]
Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. Alex has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/ #indieweb #microformats
I don't know much about co-ops and education. But this is an interesting development:
Wired UK with some good coverage of the #platformcoop movement including @resonatecoop
Perkeep video/slides up from LinuxFest Northwest.
via @firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/bradfitz/status/991501673892691968
The French government plans Matrix-based e2e encrypted communication across all entities by forking @RiotChat:@twitter.com clearly the way to go! :) https://twitter.com/nextinpact/status/984807947409608704
If you want to enable a new kind of Internet I suggest you get yourself to the 2018 #DWebSummit at the @internetarchive
The 2016 event was a watershed moment. Both @matrixdotorg and @ipfsbot launched there amidst a rich tapestry of technology, philosophy, ethics, and activism.
I'm going to work with my IA friends to make sure that more #platformcoop will be on offer. In 2016 Maira Sutton from Shareable was there, hoping for a lot more.
Sign up at https://decentralizedweb.net/
Trap my contacts? If only... (2010)
Everything in our world will soon be technology-mediated. @anildash offers some wisdom on how we can make these changes in a net-positive way. Recommended.
It was a blistering July day in Las Vegas, with temps hitting 109. Inside the SIGGRAPH 91 convention hall Yello's Rubberbandman looped on the speakers. On each chair: a red/green paddle.
I was a student volunteer, stamping the finest hands in Computer Graphics. Those hands (and my own) each controlled those paddles. Then 5000 people looked up and saw a Pong Game appear on the screen.
And then.. the machine started playing us.
Surprised no one has mentioned the RChain / Resonate announcement yet. Two coops cooperating. Really interested in seeing what results.
@lindner I want that too. Key is making the model compatible with investment, and making a co-op structure that allows for the very fast material decisions that startups need. But all of that is possible! Co-operative structures can have very productive, fast management hierarchies while remaining accountable to their members and there are many positive business use cases.
Software is really just Variety Attenuation (The Law of and Requisite Variety). And the complexity of your model has to reflect the system under control. (Good Regulator Theorem)
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]