- Nov 2022
A tool that turns Twitter threads into blog posts, by Darius Kazemi.
<small><cite class='h-cite via'>ᔥ <span class='p-author h-card'>Darius Kazemi</span> in Darius Kazemi: "thread unroller apps" - Friend Camp (<time class='dt-published'>11/16/2022 08:27:44</time>)</cite></small>
See also Dan Hon’s excellent suggestion for news organizations— or universities, companies, or any organization or institution — to set up their own Mastodon servers to verify and control their users.
Small town newspapers and libraries could set up Fediverse servers for their constituents as well.
See also: Hometown by Darius Kazemi
- Oct 2022
Fork of Mastodon based on Darius Kazemi's Hometown
- Jul 2022
Some interesting points from someone with experience on several fronts.
I love that he's published his response in plain text this way!!
- Jun 2022
He's also the co-founder of the hyperlocal community site outside.in.
Archive.org makes it look like a hyperlocal space done at larger scale though... perhaps in a shape more similar to Patch? https://web.archive.org/web/20090618030413/http://outside.in/
- May 2022
One of its main features is “local only posting,” which gives users the option of not federating their posts.
One of the main features of Darius Kazemi's Hometown, a fork of Mastodon from 2019, is that it allows "local only posting". This gives the users an option to post their content only with a small, limited group of people instead of spreading it widely outside of their social group. In addition to helping to tummel a smaller conversation this also prevents those who are more likely to suffer from context collapse of the groups social norms from engaging and potentially souring the conversation.
This feature could also be well leveraged for small private classroom conversations between teachers and students without leaking their personal/private data or conversations that ought to be small as they learn.
Could also be fun to limit the level of federation to the level of an academic department, academic discipline, or even a university. How might one define a group or groups of publics within Mastodon so that one could choose a level at which to share their content?
He and his fellow bot creators had been asking themselves over the years, “what do we do when the platform [Twitter] becomes unfriendly for bots?”
There's some odd irony in this quote. Kazemi indicates that Twitter was unfriendly for bots, but he should be specific that it's unfriendly for non-corporately owned bots. One could argue that much of the interaction on Twitter is spurred by the primary bot on the service: the algorithmic feed (bot) that spurs people to like, retweet, and interact with more content and thus keeping them on the platform for longer.
- social media
- Richard MacManus
- algorithmic feeds
- Darius Kazemi
- Friend Camp
- Domain of One's Own
- Apr 2022