Fascinating sprawling discussion on counter anti-disintermediation, decentralized social media, decentralized infrastructure, politics of coops, mesh networking.
Two thoughts spring to mind:
- Mastodon isn’t great for reading a threaded discussion
- Seems a shame all this great discourse is destined to just eventually slide off a timeline, what's to be done about that?
@neil A curated, searchable list of memorable threads started by social.coop members? It seems like there should be enough information in the posts to reformat the conversation into a tree like threaded view, if that was desirable. Of course, I don't know of an easy way to do that. It would be interesting if it could be an extension to Mastodon.
@cstanhope Exactly, something like that. Some means of surfacing and archiving good threads and turning them into "institutional memory". I guess a simple start could just be a page on the wiki linking to them.
@neil @cstanhope the thread can be extracted from the API: https://social.coop/api/v1/statuses/99324980275573606/context so it shouldn't be too hard to create a threaded UI around that
I was thinking the same thing just now. I think taking design cues from Twitter may have been the wrong way to go. There are surely other/better ways to follow threads.
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]