Finding people, companies and references is most crucial for a professional social network.
Here is how we plan to tackle this for Flockingbird: Decentralised and Privacy-friendly:
@flockingbird Doubt this would support the way I used LinkedIn: make connections and look them up when following up. Very common.m
I often land in new groups/contexts with no connections yet and this approach would make finding the first connection very very hard.
Connecting should be super lightweight, discovery easy. A public (slow?) search spanning many many instances might help? Perhaps allow many 'local' contexts (eg: a conference, organisation or topic) rather than one?
@madnificent As for connecting, that is a good subject for another post. I'm sorry if the blogpost implies that searching is the only way to connect.
I'm not sure if I understand your comment about it "making finding thefirst connection [..] hard". Do you mean that without groups, discovery is hard?
Geographic, or local discovery is a neat idea, It's on the list now. We need to think this through very well, though, because it also is a potential privacy nightmare.
@madnificent And regarding privacy: we've tried to explain the model here: https://fediverse.blog/~/Flockingbird/the-flockingbird-privacy-model
@flockingbird Makes sense. Especially because it's something we'll have to experience and try.
Really appreciate the work you're putting in this and can hardly wait to try it.
@humanetech Thanks for the headsup. We really need to migrate this server to caddy. Let'sencrypt and Nginx are an unfortunate combination.
@flockingbird have heard good things about Caddy.
Nginx + LE may work fine, but are a bit of a hassle to maintain and such, especially when having multiple services behind the proxy.
@humanetech in our case it's cause by our Ansible which needs to be generic and support provisioning of new services on -indeed- a shared nginx as well as updates an also -in the case of gitea- somewhat customised nginx configs.
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