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I stumbled upon this yesterday and registered for the alpha - sounds like a very promising idea.

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Let's put social back into network.

Here's what I've been missing on social networks, and how I wish this place to be different:

Being approached with displayed curiosity and open-mindedness, shining through open-ended questions. The ability to disagree in compassionate ways, if temporarily necessary. Encounters with human beings on eye-level. Instead of opinion-despensing 'somethings'.

That others' words and actions are not only influenced by whatever I deem to be highest priority or urgency at this very moment in time. Last not least, that even face-to-face communication is more likely to fail than succeed (how I love these: )

Ultimately: acting from an understanding that life on this rock is a massive multiplayer co-op game. That every word and every action by everyone at every point in time shifts the balance between building a mental bridge or a wall. And that the only time we can actually do something is, has always been and will always be: NOW.

Choose your words wisely, you're more responsible than you think you are. I'd like to invite you to think about it. Nothing more, nothing less. Because imho - the first step to change is awareness. Despite often feeling like 'not enough' or worse: nothing.

Supporting Felix with this Friendica instance and whatever things to come, this is the common ground on which I'd like to connect to you. To me, it's implicitly filed under 'common sense': the understanding that I can not, neither want to, sustainably exist in a vacuum. Personally, I'm also trying to stick to non-violent, non-judgemental communication:

It's already challenging to wrap this up in a way serving this instance as set of whatever you want to call it. I certainly regard calls-to-action and living-by-example more promising than not-to-do-lists.

Any thoughts, ideas, comments?

Otherwise: have this happy bird :)
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New network - then what?

Hm. What do you dislike about the coorporate social networks? What do you wish would be different here? We've got the chance to make a difference - but it'll only happen consciously. So - then what now?
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(I don't think you need feature parity)
Regarding software vs purpose: groups have a purpose. A timeline has a purpose. I'm not attached to the way Facebook does these things, in fact quite a few aspects there are anti-features to me (as detailed above). But that doesn't mean the idea itself is useless.
Apart from that I think friendica already has too many features in a few areas (why have categories AND tags? Like AND star? Subjects for private messages?) and would remove those in my own approach

Hello. What does it feel like to be you - right now?

If you asked me "How are you?", I'd probably reply fine or alright. Yet, neither fine nor alright are feelings. By using them, I guess I often said more about the person asking and/or the context we were in, than how I was actually doing.

Like: I don't know you enough, or I don't trust you to reply appropriately or maybe just I don't want talk about it at this time or in this place.

So - what does it feel to be me right now?

Confident about sticking to my intent of making things differently in the second half of my life. Because this is probably the polar opposite of my usual first post on a social network. Because I'm confident about answering the question honestly. With awareness for the bittersweet contradicting notion of both grief for the past and hope for the future. As well as being aware that any moment, my brain can start creating different stories about whatever I feel. But that I can manage.

Hello then: What does it feel like to be you - right now? :)
So - what does it feel to be me right now?

On the one hand I'm quite enjoying this new social network over here and reflecting upon its pros and cons. The interaction model intrigues me - its privacy is somewhat between a public twitter and a personal facebook page, with lots of customization options. Excited about the future! Down with Facebook!

On the other hand, a lot of dread and anxiety about the state of the world in general. Climate breakdown, general destabilization, fascism on the rise - all things that need a lot of willpower to block out. And at the same time, having the privilege to even block it out - for many, that's not an option.

Working on a lot of personal art projects (flashy lights + animations synchronized with a DJ software or DAW) is a continuous source of joy since last October.

Partner + me making ourselves at home in the space we're inhabiting for half a year now, a big, long term project that's both enjoyable and also has an "ungh, why does this furniture not deliver + install itself?!" component.

Sadness about having to cut ties with old friends, because they turned out to be too egotistic for me to even engage with the subject/trying to improve the situation.

Isolation. Very much yearning for more in-person contact, which hopefully will be an option soon, getting my second shot tonight.

Always somewhere between bursts of energy + productivity and lying exhausted in a corner, annoyed with the lack of energy to get things done, both of the "really have to" and "really want to" kind. Thanks, ADHD!
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