Category: Allgemein

Social Media, done right

Trust in a federated universe

If you spend time in certain areas of IT, trustless protocols seem to be all the rage. Why rely on simple trust when you can verify? But human interactions rely on trust, or at least on having a sense of how much the other side can and should be trusted. The problem is that this …

Small-scale pods as moderation advantage

Yesterday, I had a lengthy discussion with a proponent of big centralised social media platforms. Not because they have a particular love for big companies, but because moderation is actually one of these issues that are hard to do right. The numbers I could find say that about 20% of all content posted in social …

Welcome to Project Darcy

The name is pure whimsy, but who does not love Jane Austen? The purpose of this project, to state it in all its hubris, is to redo social media from the ground up. Who uses it? Why? How? Those are the questions we are currently pursuing, trying to tie all the loose ends together and …