I get to take an hourlong class on civility in the workplace today. Woohoo!
I’m really tired of mopping up half of a bucket of water for every load of laundry.
* Open Follow: the model where anyone can subscribe to your posts, with or without you subscribing to theirs.
* Requested Follow: the model where others request permission to subscribe to your posts; which can be granted or not granted, with or without you subscribing to theirs.
* Mutual Follow: the model where subscribing to one party’s posts can only happen if that party subscribes back; subscriptions are part of a bidirectional relationship. (The other models are unidirectional.)
I think I will revive my takeover of someone else’s federated social network software and implement a conversation-oriented application that communicates via the #Fediverse ( #OStatus and #ActivityPub) + the #Federation ( #Diaspora) and implements some features from #Friendica’s #DFRN and #HubZilla’s #Zot. (Plus some #XMPP interfaces; I’d love to see the various socnet XEPs in action, and it is painful to watch all those chat apps reimplement XMPP’s features poorly.
I never know which offsite posts will arrive in my timeline.
It bugs me that subscribing (following) does not mean I see all that person’s public posts, nor the conversations those posts are part of. That was botheracious when #Twitter did it.
Twitter is a place where everyone stands on their soapboxes and shouts into the crowd. This should be more of a conversational place. #Fediverse software should make this a priority, so that shouting in the crowd is discouraged.
While the world cup progresses, Colby decides he wants to play soccer. He joins the local team and displays unexpected talent, leading his team to victory after victory.
All those months of feeling poorly about his accomplishments fade away as “Col-Beast” becomes nationally and then internationally famous.