[Freedombox-discuss] blogging in the FB (was Re: Roadmap Brainstorming)
On 3/19/11 6:44 AM, Yannick wrote:
> The freedom box could be some kind of front end between the end user
> and services like facebook, specifically designed to put the user
> into a choice,
We might be closer in agreement than it seems, because this is actually
what I want.
> This is fine grained control of your datas and communication: the
> freedom box should not allow you choose to publish in a system you
> loose the control without at least a warning (and this will include
> e.g. facebook), and should always encourage you to publish in a way
> in which you are *sure* to stay in control.
> e.g. you could choose to publish some news at home using the web
> server of the freedom box, and as you aim the general public while
> do not fear to be pointed out as the author, the system will allow
> you to publish just a link and an abstract to your facebook page if
> you have one. This turn facebook into some kind of a poor RSS feed
> aggregator, still the user choose what should be there and what
> should not.
Agreed! I'd want FreedomBox to be where I publish and manage things.
Facebook would just be one of many places where my FreedomBox pushes
FreedomBox as the primary source; Facebook, Twitter, etal would just be
> e.g. when the web browser of the freedom box try to access
> http://facebook.com it will not open the page but instead will
> present the front end to the user.
I don't know if I'd bother to stand in for facebook.com - that promotes
their brand and they could probably claim abuse of their trademark.
I'd offer a private-use website run from the FreedomBox to act as a
front-end client to Facebook (among other things). Make it an
intentional choice, call it a "condom for Facebook" - eg. Never visit
Facebook without protection
> This proposal is some kind of working around the poor
> interoperability of hierarchic systems like facebook.
> All this only make sens if we do have another system in the freedom
> box for social networking/web publishing that can superseed facebook
> and twitter with a better design for freedom.
I want to see that, too.
Maybe it's an ikiwiki, wordpress, status.net, or plain HTML & feeds at a
cheap web host managed by the FreedomBox.
Talk to existing services like Twitter and Facebook for legacy
compatibility, but maintain alternative channels that can be placed
entirely under the end-user's control. That way, we can talk to friends
on Twitter, but urge them over to these other channels we control.
l.m.orchard at pobox.com
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