Hi Fediverse, I’ve recently been interested in the ActivityPub protocol as well as the programming language Elixir. To better learn both technologies and simultaneously get a product out of it I’ve thought about making (yet another) federated social network.
The main ideas that would set it apart from other federated networks are the following.
It should be easy to use for people who are not tech savy. It should appeal to local communities, like a sports club, as a platform to organize and .
It should be a platform where communities can organise, share discussions and create events. I know many people who use Facebook primarily for this kind of functionality. I hope this could be a gateway for smaller local communities to move over to something more free and open.
Users should be able to categorize their feeds into nested lists, like traditional RSS readers. The idea is that you could subscribe to your favorite PeerTube creators in one feed, and the blogs you follow in another, even with subcategories. You might also make a feed for Lemmy communities you want to follow.
I would love to hear what thoughts you have on this. What do you think? Do you think the fediverse is the right technology for this? Am I focusing on the right audience? Do you have comments on the attached mockup design?
I would appreciate if you shared this post across the fediverse, such that not just Lemmy users could be a part of the discussion.
For people who are interested in my project Photoview don’t worry, I love to work on that and I will continue to do so.
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