Due to COVID-19, it had to be moved at short notice to an online-only event, and it worked really well.
I had good success with my RSVPs and Meetup on hack day – I’ll make a blog post about that soon.
Thanks to Cheuk, Ana and Calum for organizing!
Following on from the OwnYourRSVPs session, I’m going to try and decouple myself a bit from Meetup. I can get a feed of events in my social reader, and RSVP to them via the support Jamie added to brid.gy for Meetup.
I’ll also try to publish my ‘agenda’ page (like Seb’s) for others to discover events, and maybe set up an RSVP iCal feed for my own use (like Jamie’s).
That is to say: if the problem has not been the centralized, corporatized control of the individual voice, the individual’s data, but rather a deeper failure of sociality that precedes that control, then merely reclaiming ownership of our voices and our data isn’t enough. If the goal is creating more authentic, more productive forms of online sociality, we need to rethink our platforms, the ways they function, and our relationships to them from the ground up. It’s not just a matter of functionality, or privacy controls, or even of business models. It’s a matter of governance.
(Not saying it wasn’t already a social network for other people – this is just my own experience. If I’d been blogging to my own site for 20 years, or joined micro.blog, I’m sure I’d be there already!)
radically decentralized, collaborative, and nonproprietary; based on sharing resources and outputs among widely distributed, loosely connected individuals who cooperate with each other without relying on either market signals or managerial commands.
Gevulot is a form of privacy practised in the Oubliette. It involved complex cryptography and the exchange of public and private keys, to ensure that individuals only shared that information or sensory data that they wished to. Gevulot was disabled in agoras.
Gevulot comes from Hebrew meaning “boundary”.