I’ve been mulling over what it might look like and how it might be useful to offer an activitypub powered social network to local orgs for marginalized folks. For example, how it much be doable/useful to offer queer folk in my area a different platform to organize and interact on. Anyone know of communities who have already tried this?
@gert@dorian@humanetech@aral Self hosting is good in many ways, but tricky to generalise due to lack of static IP addresses. Freedombox https://freedombox.org/ is good in that area (I am a contributor), but the complexities of running behind a home router introduce obstacles.
@jlines@dorian@aral@humanetech The transistor was invented around 1925. The first one was built in 1960. Fibre optics was available in 1985, I still don't have it at home. It is this kind of lameness that we are being put up with, because there is no "business case" for it.
@dorian I've been wondering similar things. Issue is that different groups need different tools, so a one size fits all approach won't work well. I really think the answer lies in 1) creating/curating easy to use libraries to help build these kind of sites and 2) up skilling people in the groups so they can create/maintain their own sites, or at least be well informed about the software they're choosing to use
@dorian@glitchwitch just set up an instance to get people off of a facebook group and it seems to be going well. @vince just set up a #gancio instance for a local community, not sure how its going maybe they could tell us.