Fediverse Futures: Visions & dreams. Feedback wanted
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Introduction When typing the title for this topic, Discourse suggested this topic with similar title: AFAIK the Fediverse Futures group has not been followed-up on. But I want to discuss a different twist to it. Everything and everyone involved in evolving the Fediverse is doing so from a highly technical perspective and mindset. This is logical as we are organically discovering the technical foundations for a new social web, based on a technology standard. But I notice this narrow focus ...

Hi there fellow fedizen, it is great to see you in this community 😊

Why did I create this space, you ask? Well, first of all because Lemmy rocks of course, and I wanted to be part of the fun.

This community will focus on the future of the fediverse mostly. Because our potential is humongous and remains largely untapped. Fedi has come a long way, and has explored ‘doing social media differently’. Free, libre and open software, a great online culture, tremendous diversity and wonderful people.

It is time to go beyond microblogging and - like Lemmy and other splendid apps - go way further in the realm of possiblities. The dream of Fediverse Futures is …

“Social Media Reimagined”

Yeah, that’s right. We should go wild in exploring what is possible. Dream our most beautiful dreams, and cooperatively work on materializing them. Make them real.

In this space we’ll brainstorm and ideate, letting our imagination run free. This community is a companion to Fediverse Futures that exists at SocialHub. This community is non-technical at heart. It is for everyone dreaming fedi dreams.

Visionary ideas discussed here, can be taken further on the SocialHub forum to be elaborated and further flesh them out with more technical discussion.

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Is social hub planning to switch to a Fediverse enabled platform any time soon? I find it somewhat ironic that it uses Discourse especially since Discourse seems to have dropped all plans to support AP federation.

@humanetech@lemmy.ml
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I hear this more often, and yeah it may be a bit ironic. But SocialHub is a community mostly targeted to technologists and using the best tool available in this case. There’s no real need to dogfood fedi to work on fedi’s evolution. You might see the forum as an instance with local-only posting ;p

PS. Yes, it is a shame that Discourse returned the NGI Zero funding to add federation support. I created a topic to keep the subject warm. You could Like or Comment on it so it is bumped to the top of the forum again: Community has no Boundary: Discourse as a Fabric

poVoq
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I admit it is partially because I don’t like Discourse’s UI much, but Lemmy seems to be perfectly able to do what Discourse is currently used for on social hub?

@humanetech@lemmy.ml
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Lemmy can be that, but is just not there yet if you compare feature-by-feature. I really love all the tools that Discourse provides for community-building and … well … discourse. There was talk on SocialHub before to move to Redaktor, a federated CMS, but that stalled. Idk if that would be an appropriate tool too.

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Thanks for making this post @humanetech@lemmy.ml, I really love the work of dogfooding our own infrastructure while we figure all this out. It is something that I have seen other web communities do very poorly and I think it is something we should be proud of.

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Thank you. Yes, indeed, I think dogfooding should be greatly encouraged. At SocialHub we are making this more and more a point of attention, and the federated apps lend themselves ever more to be used that way, with great features continuously added.

I have some ideas, so this can be cool!

@sgornick@lemmy.ml
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I can’t see !fediversefutures@lemmy.ml as a community from another Lemmy instance that I have an account on. Is federating this community planned?

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Search the community url from your instance, and it will be fetched.

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Ah … I see what I was doing wrong.

!fediversefutures@lemmy.ml works. Searching fediversefutures@lemmy.ml (without the “!” in front) instead shows “No results.”.

Thanks for the tip!

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Good question. Shouldn’t that happen by default by the Lemmy instance, or do I have to configure something to achieve it?

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It was user error on my end. See my comment reply to u/nutomic

Social Media Reimagined

This is a companion to Fediverse Futures on SocialHub to elaborate the Fediverse from high-level, non-technical perspectives, brainstorming our visions and dreams.

We need a more holistic approach to fedi development and evolution. We need product designers, graphics artists, UX / UI / Interaction designers, futurists and visionaries to join the dev folks. Everyone is encouraged to join here and enrich our views on what Fediverse can be with diverse and different viewpoints, and to stimulate brainstorming, creativity, thinking out-of-the-box and crazy, wild ideas.

Some guidelines

  • Choose a descriptive title that speaks for itself.
  • Be substantive in your comments and stay on-topic.
  • Treat others as you want to be treated, respectful.
  • Don’t be overly critical, we are just brainstorming.

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#FediverseFutures #SocialNetworkingReimagined #UnitedInDiversity #YearOfTheFediverse #SocialHub #ActivityPub

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