[FM Discuss] Open source social media manual?
adam at flossmanuals.net
Wed Feb 1 09:02:06 PST 2012
thumbs up from me....we could also include elgg and info on ostatus...
also booki is to some extend a social network platform...i think this is
a great idea :)
On 02/01/2012 05:37 PM, Tomi Toivio wrote:
> So when are we going to do a book about open source social media
> alternatives like Identi.ca and Diaspora? There is an urgent need to get
> people to join something less monolithic than the proprietary ones I dare
> not to mention.
> I don't mean a manual only about the technological aspects, ie. "push a
> button to publish a status update" or "how to set up your own Diaspora
> pod." It should definitely include the social and political aspects, since
> a lot of interesting information about the behavior patterns and even the
> political effects of social media are already available.
> I was just reading some Finnish books about proprietary social media and
> they were basically quite shallow. I think that FLOSS Manuals could easily
> create something that would have a lot more depth.
> And definitely do a chapter about IRC, which is basically a decentralized
> social media and has been around since 1988. (Usenet just had too bad
> privacy settings. You cannot find my IRC logs from 1994 with Google, but
> the Usenet will be available forever?)
> Then you might collect some interesting background stories from around the
> world. It might be interesting for you to know that the first Finnish
> Facebook-like social media was the IRC Gallery, which was basically set up
> for IRC users to share their pictures while chatting, but got swamped by
> hundreds of thousands of non-IRCing teenagers, who ended up thinking that
> IRC meant the website.
> What do you think about this idea? Is there a need for a book on the open
> source alternatives? Thumbs up or ignore?
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