Well I was too lazy to go look to see if this had already been discussed elsewhere.
My brother in law is a past president of the Iowa Abate group. Pretty good bunch of guys trying to keep the right to crack your skull open if you want to, among other things.
Anyway he gets put in timeout every once in a while for posting some offcolor humor, vengeful thoughts outloud and most recently for letting his friends know about a gun show in his area. Facebook jail.
I haven't went looking to hard for a Facebook alternative, but knowing Paul is master of this and his techie forums, I just wondered what the expense and techno headaches would be involved in creating a similar site for those types?
GAB and Mastodon are trying to be up-and-comers, not sure how long they'll last either.
Forums are the forerunners to SM, and you can see how much work Paul and a team of staff put into this site(which is a TON, thanks y'all!), so it is not as easy as typing up a few pages of HTML and finding a domain.
That being said, freedom of online speech is a needed thing in this world(no matter what "side" of an issue we find ourselves on), so I hope y'all find something that works for you.
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Mike Feddersen wrote:I haven't went looking to hard for a Facebook alternative, but knowing Paul is master of this and his techie forums, I just wondered what the expense and techno headaches would be involved in creating a similar site for those types?
Diaspora is a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. Installations of the software form nodes (termed "pods") which make up the distributed Diaspora social network.
Diaspora is intended to address privacy concerns related to centralized social networks by allowing users set up their own server (or "pod") to host content; pods can then interact to share status updates, photographs, and other social data. It allows its users to host their data with a traditional web host, a cloud-based host, an ISP, or a friend. The framework, which is built on Ruby on Rails, is free software and can be modified and extended by external developers.
The software is free, but you need a Linux system administrator to install and maintain. A VPS (Virtual Private Server) or an application Droplet to run the Diaspora Software at a hosting provider like Digital Ocean would cost you USD 10 to 15 monthly. And a domain name registration.
OK facebook is evil I know. BUT there is a lot of work involved, which has to be paid by someone. Number one is add revenue which is probably a smaller part but this is only speculation. Number two is selling your data, therefore all the privacy breeches and number three is payments by the deep state. So if you want something as powerful as facebook, I don't know - could it run entirely on add revenue or would users have to pay a fee? I don't know the figures, pure speculation. To get as big as they are they did have a lot of help which is outside their company.
If your brother is interested in technology, he might check out reddit. I'm not sure what their rules are - moderators have been known to remove posts for breaches of rules (which vary according to each group or "sub-reddit") but I haven't heard of anyone being sentenced to "reddit jail."
Marci Sudlow wrote:If your brother is interested in technology, he might check out reddit. I'm not sure what their rules are - moderators have been known to remove posts for breaches of rules (which vary according to each group or "sub-reddit") but I haven't heard of anyone being sentenced to "reddit jail."
They ban heaps of stuff, people who control the money force everyone to comply.
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posted 1 year ago
you only have to look who owns these companies and who puts money in.
I think this is getting sidetracked, I was just looking for a platform, somewhere people could go, be crude if they wanted, non-politically correct, mention guns, gunshows and not be austracized for being red, white and blue.