When activisty types of people ansear the #openweb posts on facebook with pessimism then trolling. I am assuming they are talking about the last 10 years of the #encryptionists and in this I agree with them it was a wasted 10 years. But over the last few years we have had a #openweb reboot my question in the end is have they tried that at all? if its more trolling I am starting to mute them as the is little value left in #failbook they can of course step over to the openweb if they wont to keep in touch
With the shift from silos to federation for our core social infrastructure we need to rethink the values embedded in the technology we use. The first one to look at is scaling, the whole technical stack/ programing thinking is currently based on this value if you want a definition of a #dotcons, it’s this, it scales to dominate and control the market. With federation the server software not scaling is a needed feature to spread the nodes as widely and richly as possible. Yes the network itself needs to scale, but the individual nodes in the network not scaling is an essential feature not a problem to be overcome. This is counter intuitive to most of our current geek thinking.
A federated network is first a community and secondly a software network designed to nurture this community. If the software dominates and controls the social you break the federation and end up in the place you are trying to leave a silo.
Not scaling is a feature not a problem in federated networks.
You can use a #openweb search engine like http://openworlds.info that will remove the “personalisation/manipulation” of the #dotcons and add alternative views to your search. Ps. We need programers and sys admins for the #OMN project to make these tools work better.
On the #OMN#indymedia reboot over this winter I planted a seed in the ground, the Berlin community watered it, waiting for it to sprout, then needs nurturing past the seedling stage to a healthy plant, the first step to healthy media forist.
If you are interested in a flourishing alt-media garden get involved in #OMN plant care, till the world you would like to see, water your dreams
When people deny the history of reposabilerty then they deny reality and join the “post truth world” of Trump and Boris.
The majority of my #failbook friends are both sad and bad on this subject as they don’t remember the times they argued that the #dotcons were not evil and cat memes were the right thing to do as the world heated up and is now catching fire.
A lot of the more tech minded run workshops on campining on #dotcons as our ones healthy #openweb tools were ripped apart by our home grown #geekproblem
You guys need to get busy with spades to compost the shit you spread around in the digital world. And spreading more shit just makes the alt more smelly and uninviteing.
I put up with years of trolling on this subject. it’s a good time to balance this and for the first time in a while do something useful. At some point you have to support a real grassroots media project.
On Facebook, you guys all bought into this disaster. Arguing it was the best thing to do for outreach media and staying in touch with friends and family. You got angry at people who told you this was dangerous and would fail you as individuals and fail us all as a society. You my friends on #failbook created this mess.
The start of excepting you are in a abusive relationship is to publicly admit this and publicly stepaway from this mess to more healthy relationships #OMN
History is a circal. The last election we had the opportunity to move away to the best of the 20th century. We instead choose the worset and our embrace of the #dotcons is core to this fail.
This is a lot of trolling going on in #failbook and most do not see themselves as trolls.
The is morality then the is basic common sense (which is a product of ideology/lived experience) people tend to mix them up.
Am thinking most people will see this as the first thus more trolling will happen. WHO IS THE TROLL is an intresting question at this point.
This is a disater as Failbook and Google are in a race to get you to click on cat memes to acheve this outcome
The idea is to use human moderation flows as a feture to spread federation wider. Each flow has to first be created then is eather trusted – ie they are going to keep posting good stuff or moderated that sometimes they post good stuff.
So the syteam only scales if human beings reach out to each other to build trust links. If everything stayes on moderated then the work load soon becomes unmanagable or the site is over run by irelavence or spam. in both cases the site seses to be usefull. This is a core feture of the network to push human scale federated trust communertys.
The only way to get a usefull site is to build a big healthy communerty (with wide groups of admins and modertaers) or a small focues trust group based on quality choice of conections. Both are good outcomes, and what the #OMN is about building.
If we build in automation then we will have lots of middling quality sites that are borderline usefull. A signal to noise issue. The will be less motivation to spesherlise and the network will likly fail becouse of this.
Less is more is a core of the project. The #geekproblem is the desire to improve the network with better tools
Spam and low quality posts have to find a way to flow into the network and when they are in they need to then flow to the quality parts of the network.
The problem we face is that the might not be any sites alowing new content in… so this will lead to the need to setup more outliying sites and spread the network wider and narrow the focues of these new sites to keep admin down, spreading the network wider and narrowing the focus etc.
You see a organic grouth of base sites narrow/local/subject to middle sites regional/topic to top sites outreach/mainstreaming.
The bootem sites feedup to the top sites both by quality tags subject feeds and aggregation editoreal articals. In both cases these directly link back to the bootem content sites.
The tredtional value priromid is reversed – the top sites are easey to setup and admin but hard to add value to. The middle sites are the core of the project sifting and adding value vier aggregation. All the true value lies at the base were the publishing happens
Looking at upgrading my boat liveing battery setup. Am following this guide to dip my toe in, currently my main 500amp leadacide battery bank has failed after 4 years use due to a fault on my #MPPT solar controller with the boat left on hard standing in romania over winter. Being under voltage for a few months killed them.
Last year in the spring while on the danube delta I did a quick fix by rewiring to an old 110amp good quality starter battery I had as the boat liveing bank. This has lasted us through this year on low power usage overnight.
The idea is to keep it simple to push the control balance from the geek to the users. To use existing tools to build a open network then let the users decide how to use it. This is the “news” part of indymedia the privacy focused actavist part is needed as well. Plugging in tor and scuttlebutt provides that side. In the end its just human moderated flows and actually technologicaly neutral, anything can be hub/peer on the network. Its just like the underlining tech of the internet and web itself.
Simple. And if you look at the fedivers all this already exists.
We end up using WP from the problem of finding a non #geekproblem alternative place to host a site. With the dotcon option its fine if you are building a site to do anything more than basic public publishing then you have to pay for the pro options which are expensive. We fell into this trap http://boatingeurope.openworlds.info were we are locked out of the basic advanced options unless we pay 3-5 times the monthly amount, in this WP hosting is a #dotcons we paid two years in advance to get a big discount so locked in now without the functions we need.
We also self host a WP install on OVH http://hamishcampbell.com this gives you the full power of the pro features at a cheap price and works fine till you hit a #geekproblem now our SSL is not working due to a change in the domain name and some plugins have stopped working becouse our PHP is outa date. Both are basic #geekproblem to fix and the online help is so full of commercial spam that its hopeless with out haveing a geek to step in and fix the blackbox this is my experience on both the hosted and the #DIY use of #WP as a website. Sorry this is not a solution.