we'll probably never reach that dream of a user-programmable social space. but it is a constant inspiration
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.
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.
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 #ActivityPub client-to-server protocol, and acts as the client 🤔
Writing a Twitter thread introducing Remark.as and poking fun at “web3,” and I... https://micro.baer.works/writing-a-twitter-thread-introducing-remark-as-remark-as-and-poking-fun-at
An update on our current status: https://discuss.write.as/t/remark-as-privacy-first-portable-comments/25/62
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 https://Remark.as web app.