[FM Discuss] Open source social media manual?
mickfuzz at clearerchannel.org
Wed Feb 1 09:09:19 PST 2012
Plunder this for some good stuff.
Also we would like to add stuff on diaspora / friendica
and search engines like http://duckduckgo.com/
which have a better privicy policy
but does anyone actually know them? do we just trust them because they
say they don't log ip addresses?
Also for a good laugh check
On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:02 PM, adam <adam at flossmanuals.net> wrote:
> 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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