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:

fediverse.blog/~/Flockingbird/

A big problem with current Social, is incentives. On LinkedIn, for examole, removing a connection to another person is broken. Removing a connection is not 'beneficial' to them. So there's always less urgency to fix this, resulting in user-hostile platforms.

We need platforms to align their businessmodel with their users. Not aligned with just advertisers, investors or an elite group of paying users.

Proof of concept of is taking shape.

✅ Send first updates through event-sourced backend.
👉 Spice up the web interface a tad.
❎ Send first updates over ActivityPub to inboxes.

Flockingbird's choices:

Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.