I was interviewed recently by libertarian media personality Adam Kokesh, host of online show Adam vs the Man. In this episode, we talked about Diaspora, the state of the fediverse, the surveillance apparatus, and the innate desire of users to have some control over their social experience online.
Thoughts on how different communities develop their own unique identities, and how decentralization can create new subcommunities within them.
A little over four months ago, I applied for an internship with an open source project that I really believe in. I was on unemployment at the time due to the fact that the previous company I worked for declared bankruptcy, and refused to pay me quite a lot of money that was owed. It was a no-win situation, and I was pretty much reduced to designing websites on shady freelancing services.
It’s funny how things work out, actually.
A lot of you may have logged in on your pod a few days ago to notice that something is just kind of different about the site. The words “Alpha” have been removed from the title, the gradients are a little different, and some features are just straight-up missing.
“What gives?” you ask, and that’s a good question. What, indeed?
Twitter is censoring the #occupywallstreet posts, and is preventing the activists from trending and getting the news out there to the people that need to know. They are trying to stifle you, and prevent you from fighting the good fight. DIASPORA and Friendica are social networking platforms that are similar to Facebook, and allow […]
I’m pretty sure that everyone on the Diaspora platform has their own story about how they found Diaspora, made friends, and got into the network. Some of us have enjoyed it more than others. Regardless, the fact of the matter is that this is a very opportune moment for a community to come together and really shine.
But it begs the question: how did we get here? More specifically, how did we get to this point as a community? This is where my story comes in.
A rebuttal to a recent post on OpenBytes about the potential future of Diaspora, and what it can do for the Open web.
For months, I waited with bated breath to see if Diaspora, touted as the Free Software alternative to Facebook, was living up to its promise to the hundreds of people that invested in the project. Diaspora functions on three basic principles: privacy, control of user-data, and federation. The Social Anti-Network Diaspora approaches the Semantic Web […]