Sepp Hasslberger: Social Network Federation Instead of Decentralization — Body Blow to Twitter and Facebook?

Cloud, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, P2P / Panarchy
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Las Indias about changing the way social networks are configured … to get more meaningful relations and conversations – will it work?

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.

Phi Beta Iota: We see this is a very important evolution of social media, and a blow to Twitter and Facebook approaches that are very industrial-era in their emphasis on control and centralization. There are eight “tribes” of information and within each of those tribes many organizations and within those organizations many over-lapping circles of trust and mistrust. What is really needed are BOTH distributed networks of trust and over-arching networks of serendipitous sharing (not necessarily controlled or centralized). Neither Twitter nor Facebook are thinking about content or outcome — neither is thinking about how to create ethical evidence-based decision support that integrates holistic analytics, true cost economics, and proponency of open source everything engineering. Neither has a clue about the urgency of addressing Micah Sifry’s insights as published in The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Fixed Politics (Yet).

See Also:

2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

2015 Robert Steele: Applied Collective Intelligence – Can Evolutionary Cybernetics Leverage Distributed Human Intelligence While Advancing Artificial Intelligence? The Future of the Global or World Brain