I feel a bit the same way about the social networks end of thing - I don't know that a popularity contest is necessary for a successful social network. Perhaps some funding and a bit of structure could help with growth and management, but I don't think things have to be centralized to be successful or appropriate for the masses.
If you're still wondering about places to go to replace G+, I wanted to suggest coming over to a Friendica system, which is in the Fediverse (it includes several different social platforms).
I've got a node here: https://social.isurf.ca
Drop me a line if you have any questions. Otherwise, hope to see you there!
That said, we do have an integrated chat system on the iSurf Social platform, which you can use with either a standard XMPP client (such as Pidgin, gajim, or Conversations for Android or Xabber for Android - there's IOS apps too), or if you'd like to test/try out a web-based chat client here, which I'm going to have some discussion with the developers on replacing the old unsupported client with, please give chat.social.isurf.ca a try. It's a rediculously simple setup, nothing fancy. You use your social.isurf.ca username & password to login in to it.
If you would like any further information on how to use any of the other clients I mentioned, please let me know!
#XMPP #friendica #chat #webchat #jsxc
I'm reposting day one because I'm concerned it got misplaced around here... hmm.
A fun project to help us learn about each other.
20 films that had an impact on you, for the next 20 days.
Only post a pic.** No film title or comment.** Number them and use the hashtags below.
#20MovieChallenge #movies #film
And with no partner around yesterday, I decided to take a drive out to a neighbouring community and use the quick charger there. Was a fantastic night for a drive:
Then beyond the new vehicle, it's been school wrap-up time for my boys, Field Day weekend with the local amateur radio club two weekends ago, my partner playing in a battle of the bands event last Thursday, then off on Friday afternoon for a fishing trip over our long weekend... Lots of extra prep in between for the two weekends as well.
It's been fun, hectic and tiring. Am enjoying a relatively quieter week to catch up on things and take a breath or two.
I'm completely on my own this weekend, which gives me the opportunity to get some extra yard work done, and some work on a researching a business plan.
Maybe even some video game time too, woot!
If anyone wants to join me for a virtual #beer, cheers!
I'd been reading about these federated social network platforms for quite some time, but as I've never been much of a 'social network' type of person - at least not in the way that it's been used popularly, such as ogling over a celebrity, spreading false information faster than the old e-mail chains, or posting pictures of meals, I'd never found much motivation to tinker with these platforms. I decided recently to kind of 'check up' on what the state of these platforms were in, and wound up digging in. It's been a bit of an adventure, and I'm keen on the idea that we can all help make them better.
So, here we are, we've got Friendica going, and I'm hoping we have a long, fun and fruitful relationship!