What I’m aiming for is independence from the the big services
FB in my case
I don’t like some of the trends with FB:
- The lack of control my content
- FB’s ideas of ownership
- A structure that encourages shallowness, everything drops off the edge and is essentially gone.
- The advertising (although adblock helps keep that under control).
I am interested in using some of the ideas from The IndieWeb which is a is a people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’. If you want to see my Plain English summary look at Indieweb Summary
TESTING, TESTING 1, 2, 3 , 4
I’m working on royhanfling.com again
I have this understanding of the Internet as a network of connected nodes and that there are probably enough nodes but not enough connections between them.
Some of it is about ownership, people can claim to own the nodes but they can’t really claim to own the connections, although I suppose FB is trying to.
There is also the arithmetic, if we have 1 million nodes and we build another node we have 1 million and 1 nodes
If we make 1 more connection in a connected network we can make more than a million new connections
Say the nodes are people, Mary, Rod, James Bill and Walter all connected to each other, sharing skills, talents and energy
(5X4X3X2X1) 60 possible connections
And there is another networks, Anthony, Bryan, Yu&6 and Gavin
Say the two networks coalesce
8 people and 1 bot
60X(6X7X8) 20,160 possible connection
The magic is in the connections.