I’m an advocate for privacy, and anti-censorship(not that I’m a political person, but I personally think that one entity controlling everything could make somewhat of a rat box society), I’m confident that the fediverse platforms would one day be large enough to compete with popular sites like Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, etc. (given enough time for the website design/attractiveness, and user-friendliness, features, etc. to mature. )
But I feel like we won’t be achieving that reality anytime soon. at least in my speculations. if you look at the statistics, mastodon is 100x smaller than twitter, and also the fediverse gained almost 25% more users (which is just under a million) which is great but not enough. some viral impact, or a bigger influence is needed to get that number up.
TL;DR, the question; Is there some good ideas, marketing ideas, or anything conventional or non-conventional, that could help us gain more users?
Open to anything, as long as It’s possible to do, look outside the box, creative answers are very welcome.
some of the ideas so far;
[Dev Project] a Fediverse Game Store, with payment features, etc.
[Dev Project] Fediverse Forums Platform
[Dev project] making a fediverse search engine
[Dev project] ActivityPub Compliant Wordpress (as the First CMS target)
[bot] a meme bot for giving user points for reposting fediverse memes.
[fediverse feature request] Option to make watermarked image to crosspost.
[Community] Fediverse Youtube channel for fediverse related content. (Creator Awards, News, Podcast, and shoutouts to fediverse creators)
[Community] our own meme boards (is there something we can use that’s similar to 4chan?)
[Community] A page for lists of things that people can do to promote the fediverse
[Community] A page for a detailed-comparison of Fediverse platforms and Corporate platforms, to serve as a guide to the developers of Fediverse. more info
[Microblogging] user experience related Improvements, etc. see thread
Tags; [Community] [Dev Project] [Bot] [feature request] …
edit: I’m going to start a community organization based on this… if you have ideas for the name of our community, please post it here; https://lemmy.ml/post/56996
Thank you all for your input, I’ll try to summarize what we just discussed later, also thank you for participating in this discussion, I’ll have some of the ideas put into motion in the near future.
please continue posting your ideas here if you have some, maybe something useful can come up for the community to use
A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.
Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
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