How to run a small social network site for your friends
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This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies.

I just found this article and thought it was rather neat. I haven’t carefully read it all through, though.

What do you think?

@hexapon@lemmy.ml
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Wow, great article, thanks for sharing! For me, my favorite part was the discussion about the missing technical aspects of the fediverse. For example, I would like to see a way to mirror or link accounts across instances. I also agree with the author that there should be more local chat spaces and custom instance behavior, since I think it would be great for community building

Tmpod
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Yeah, for sure! We, as a community and as users of free software, also have the power to ask for these features on each project. If we make enough noise the Fediverse can adapt :)

@the_tech_beast@lemmy.ml
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The article is really long but I did some parts of it. I really like how the author explained the advantages of creating our own network and why we should limit the number of users on an instance.

Bookmarked it for now. Going to read more of it, later.

Tmpod
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Yup, same. I need to finish reading it too today.

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