hi, friends. it's been a while. tonight I fixed the café so it actually loads. 🎉

also added a little chat box, in case you want to talk to people hanging out 😊

we'll probably never reach that dream of a user-programmable social space. but it is a constant inspiration

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i think @tildetown is the ultimate open web, community-run social network of the future

that is, until this is all built and then included in @writefreely, so anyone can create and run their own hangout spot, with its own norms, governance, etc.

it's all working toward independence for creators, plus small, self-governing communities.

the idea is:

creators keep their choice of tool, ownership of their data, and independence (including using their own domain name), and

hanging out happens in one convenient hangout spot.

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the big question to answer is what makes sense to centralize vs. decentralize.

people "don't want" to visit websites these days; they want a single convenient platform. cool, so that's what this service offers.

but the underlying sources of content and information -- the tools and platforms you use to *create* content can be anything you want.

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thinking about how this works with the open web, I imagine your Remark.as profile could plug into other blogging and photo-sharing backends, like @pixelfed or any photo-sharing silos that offer enough open data access

in the fediverse, I'm not sure if this means creating a simple frontend, or if Remark.as implements the client-to-server protocol, and acts as the client 🤔

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profiles are still early; I'd like them to showcase both your @write_as posts and @snap_as photos in one place. then of course everyone can comment on photos, too

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Maybe you'll be able to comment on @write_as and @snap_as posts here. Would that be cool?

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We've just taken our first steps! Now you can privately reply to @write_as blog posts via email 💌

Read more on @remarkblog: blog.remark.as/introducing-pri

We've just taken our first steps! Now you can privately reply to @write_as blog posts via email 💌

Read more on @remarkblog: blog.remark.as/introducing-pri

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Comments and conversations are coming to @write_as soon! Today, we just rolled out our new landing page: remark.as

Getting a bit closer to making some moves here. We plan to start by allowing email responses to your @write_as newsletters.

Low-tech at first, your responses would go straight to the author via email. But then we can potentially allow you to receive those responses through the Remark.as web app.

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