[Noisebridge-discuss] Diaspora.noisebridge.net

James Addison jay at jp-hosting.net
Fri Mar 30 16:54:09 PDT 2012


Mostly lurking on this list (just moved to town), and some of this is a
tangent, but I think there are a few good discussions here.  What happened
to Ilya was a great shame and loss, but clearly he affected a lot of
people, and Diaspora is a truly tremendous project.

I spend quite a bit of time wondering about what ubiquitous social media
'means' - I use it plenty, and work in the industry that promotes it - and
I also tend to worry about centralized control (of anything, in general,
but moreso here).

I think it's ironic that Facebook's last developer conference was named
'F8' - and the way that they've been pushing frictionless sharing and user
timelines seems to indicate that they'd prefer that every little thing that
people do is recorded/published and made into -- effectively -- a huge
library of self-delivered autobiographies in their datacentres.  That
worries me!  But clearly it makes sense for their business.

Equally though I'm worried about not being able to record and share the
things that people really enjoy in life and can share with others.  So.. I
don't know.  Diaspora would maybe help there, and restore self-control.
 But I think part of the problem is that many people like to / start to
enjoy attention seeking via these services, and that pushes the real
'network effect' they get, which smaller projects find hard.  Anyone else?
 I'm rambling, it's Friday.

Cheers,
Jay

On 30 March 2012 16:37, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:

> *sigh*
>
> Why I am interested is because I am a dad, I love being a dad, and I used
> Facebook as a tool to post pictures of my kid, story's about him, movies,
> etc.  I liked making a time capsule for him, hopefully something he'd enjoy
> reading in the future...
>
> ...I had a profile for him...had... Then in got deleted because facebook
> didn't think a 3 year old should be using it...
>
> ...as...if...he...could...
>
> So gone is this time capsule, and now that I think about it, that's
> probably not such a bad thing...though I regret my efforts being expunged...
>
> I'm not the only parent this has happened to...
>
> ...so when I read about Diaspora, I thought, "Hey!  This sounds like
> something Noisebridge would do, let's see if they have.  Oh, they do.
>  Let's see what it's like.  Oh, it's gone, lets search my noisebridge mail.
>  Oh, someone had something somewhere, but no real informations.  I know,
> I'll ask!  Done!  Ok, now I'll...read...a...little...more...shit heal!"
>
> So... who would like to talk more about this?
>
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>
>> Ahhhh shit heal.  I just read the post from Mitch.  I feel such the ass
>> hat, I am in tears.  I am so sorry and I hope I haven't caused anyone grief
>> :-(
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>>
>>> What ever happened to this and do we want to have it?  I am thinking it
>>> would be excellent for our community.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert
>> Einstein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein>
>> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_Da_Vinci>
>> Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when
>> there is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint Exupéry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry>
>> Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly Johnson<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Johnson>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert
> Einstein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein>
> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_Da_Vinci>
> Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when
> there is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint Exupéry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry>
> Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly Johnson<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Johnson>
>
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