Discussing a Decentralised Reddit Alternative

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  1. cheat_master30

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  2. Drastic

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    We're in the process of making something similar that will allow small micro-groups who have the freedom to publish as they wish, with each sub-community having their own moderator, but allowing the overall interaction among all members of the site. It will essentially be a conglomerate of microniches posting user-generated content, but there's also a lot of other features we're introducing that many other sites don't cater to. Hopefully, we're different enough for people to try, like, and remain a user.
     
  3. pierce

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    Its a shame nobody invented a really simple syndication, or an aggregated feed consisting of XML, that was extremely popular that a monolith like Google would create basically the defacto standard rss reader only to close it down in 5-10 years for real good reason... (only 5 million active users)

    You could take this feed and like Facebook and twitter it would be your centralized feed.. blog posts from your friends.. news articles from sites your interested in.. all from a centralized place, but the source of content decentralized, each of these people would have control of where their content was created...

    You could solve the single sign on problem with a product where people could host their own credentials we could call it openID... they could set out a profile in a structured format that would share with other sites they contribute to...

    Damn i got to stop reading tech magazines from 2010....

    Don't get me wrong i think you are right thinking about censorship, and it should probably be taken in context of machine learning...

    You post something on social media and it doesn't get much traction, was it because the AI minimized you in a form of censorship?

    Were you shadow banned, were you echo chambered so on and so forth...

    And I do believe your view point on twitter and facebook are content aggregators is hitting it on the head. I use FB primarily as an RSS reader..
     
  4. Drastic

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    The worst part about FB's latest update, which is basically one big censorship thanks to politics, is that it also affected the pages which were not political.

    I had so many really funny/entertaining pages that I liked and would see - they're all gone from my feed. My feed is now back to what boring Becky down the street ate for breakfast and other stuff I couldn't care less about. Now you have to physically search for your previously liked pages just to see their updates. What was once a fun, entertaining, convenience has become tedious.

    FB took a massive hit from it too.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech...uced-time-people-spend-50-million/1081082001/
     
  5. Ronish Baxter

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    Facebook has revealed new updates for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and just about every other service it makes.

    It also announced that it would release new products, including a special version of Facebook for dating and a portable virtual reality headset that will be the first of its kind.

    But the F8 conference – at which the new products were launched – was overshadowed by continuing controversies at the company. They were addressed by Mr Zuckerberg on stage, but he offered no apology and little explanation of recent events.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-...new-features-mark-zuckerberg-f8-a8331746.html
     
  6. Digital Phoenix

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  7. cheat_master30

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    There seem to be a fair few decentralised Twitter services. Curious why that seems to be the network every federated equivalent seems to be competing with.

    Still, Mastodon is pretty good.
     
  8. LeadCrow

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    My guess is Twitter just being the network whose full set of functionalty is easiest to replicate. This way alternatives can promote themselves as complete replacements rather than simply having lifted off a small set of specific features. Functionalty-wise, a self-hosted or SaaS mastodon instance looks like a classic Twitter page, hosted elsewhere and free from the countless distractions Twitter throws at you (related content, recommendations, trending everything...).
    It may also have been in part chasing after the audience that wouldve otherwise created a blog to setup an orator->audience relationship facebook is entirely inappropriate for.
     
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