@tomosaigon I think federation as a way of finding high quality information (articles, videos etc.) is flawed. Links, like in Gopher / Gemini / the Web (in the before times) are much better.
@wizzwizz4 I definitely find that the fediverse, or Mastodon implementations of ActivityPub, don't do much for content discovery. And much of the userbase don't want to be discovered. But at least you'll find a lot of honest thoughts.
Replies (like this) are like links, no? Too basic to be used as a general purpose tool, maybe.
@tomosaigon Replies work okay for finding people – and that's what you want on a social media site.
On a video site, you want to find good videos. Not four hundred copies of "Plandemic 3: virologists saw it coming, therefore it was deliberate". But “good” isn't universal, so having videos linking to other videos to get a hand-picked directed graph would be useful.
Algorithmic feeds should never have moved beyond RSS.
@wizzwizz4 Interesting idea, Google PageRank on video citations as a signal of quality. It (probably) wouldn't work currently as there's not enough data (not enough of all videos citing other videos).
Do you think upvoting can't work to crowdsource curation?
@wizzwizz4 I think that is promising. Let your network categorize videos, as well as rate them. Hmm.
@tomosaigon Instead of Amazon's "other people who bought this" filter, you can have "people you consider trustworthy associated these things".
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