For those of you wondering what I’m talking about: in response to tumblr attempting to drive off the better part of its user base a bunch of fans got together to spec out what they wanted out of a social platform for fandom. The finished doc is 134 pages long & includes discussions on everything from federated vs centralized to identity verification to How Tags Should Work.
If you want to read it, you can do so here: http://docs.google.com/document/d/1r-Wof6X0aPXjU15edcqukZjwqIiNfrbJFOwaYT48UMg/
@Satsuma This is an awesome document.
@cj isn’t it? I havent had time to finish reading it completely yet (amusing, considering I was a contributor, but) but all the discussions in it I’ve seen are just wonderful
@Satsuma If I weren't so busy getting go-fed v1 out the door is be using that doc to think about an ActivityPub app.
@cj the guy who built pinboard (and, more relevantly, designed it based on a collaboratively written fandom spec) has shown moderate interest, so it’s possible it’ll get built
But if you ever find yourself with time to take a stab at it yourself, obviously I’m all for that :D
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