Hey, I'm Nico.
I'm also found on other instances: @firstname.lastname@example.org and @boyce
I live in England and do contract work in the pub and restaurant trade. In my real life I volunteer with a group for young people with mental illness and I'm working on an AndStatus fork to demonstrate the effect of preconceptions in our social network conversations.
I also came up with #fixmystuff and believe that we as a society underutilise the skills and connections we have.
@h Thank you
@andstatus Hello! I never really got much further than planning it in the end, life and work and health interfered. One day!
@andstatus the idea was to strip out all the identifying bits for every account on your timeline and instead assign each a colour randomly (i.e. a square of that colour instead of an avatar and maybe the hex code instead of the @ name) so you could still do all the usual functions but all identity was obscured from the user within that app
@andstatus the idea is to free the user from preconceptions about people from their timeline, maybe interact with people they normally don't, to highlight any subconscious prejudice in terms of the attributes you know about the people you follow
I dig what you're saying about utilising connections. I myself am part of a community focussed on sharing our own experiences to help each other out. We so often disregard the social capital around us. A strong and generous community is a space in which no one goes without or is left behind
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