After discussion decentralization and federation with @indi I've started looking up more about security and privacy. What are the good and bad about federated services?
@indi on a related topic, have you heard about the Centre for Humane Technology? I have found their suggestions to be very interesting.
This article makes the point that a major reason non-creepy social networks fail is they are made by tech geeks like me that focus on under the hood tech and not making a fun experience with good new features.
The Supreme Court of Canada rules to uphold privacy protections for text messages
What I really want is a social network that lets you put posts in categories. And people can say 'No, I don't want Shawn's political posts, yes I do want his tech posts. No, he posts too much about Star Trek.'
More likely: Yes to personal updates, no to everything else.
I guess I just described Google+. Why aren't new social network sites incorporating this innovation?
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!