Social Media

Your very own social media network, what is it good for when the general discourse of your family and friends is alredy taking place on Facebook?

With, a proprietary, personal social media network, Kazemi has enabled a handpicked group of campers, a not to be disturbed instance for particular people to congregate by way of web.

During his apprenticeship at Mastodon he has put together instructions on how to build a social media network which he kindly keeps up-to-date.

An open invitation for you and anyone with a need for particular people to congregate and detailed “run your own social” instructions to provide undisturbed space, according to your very own code of conduct.

In contrast to the horizontal orientation of Facebook (& Co)1, Kazemi suggests a vertical space and instance on the web for any sort of sharply defined shared interests, be it for trade, personal, communal or commercial use. To keep it under control, Kazemi says to keep it at 50 to 100 users or lose control as Facebook, Twitter lost control.

With larger numbers of participants you can’t keep bad actors out.

An instance appropriate for association affairs, starting a gang, rod and gun clubs, small town community centers, fun loving criminals, terrorist groups or any vertical interest constellation whose accession may not be everyone’s business.

Keeping social media under control with more than 50-100 users. Why not billions of users?

This is cool. You can keep bad actors at bay and follow Kazemi’s experiment with as many users as Facebook but with a difference.

It’s not Kazemi or an individual playing with the idea, it’s an entire country. Think of countries with citizens who don’t feel constraint but free by following rules and laws. Germany with its lawabiding citizens being one.

Now extend that thought to Europe and have the European Commission maintain a Facebook of their own. Call it with strict general data protection (EU regulations) at its core.

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  1. Facebook gets its $5 billion slap on the wrist. Now will it change its ways?It’s the FTC’s largest fine ever. But for Facebook, is it enough to make a differerence?[]