Tuesday, December 04, 2012 – 21 views
— by po
Ok so a lot of this is going to resemble #quickcommunities
Here’s how I see one way of using app.net
It'll look like a forum, i guess.
So you have a load of threads on your home page. It’s a website.
I guess you could display the threads in chronological order of posting, or in order of most recent posting, or up and downvoted a la reddit.
You open a thread. Each thread is an adn thread – maybe started with a longpost entry. Or a picture or a video or audio file or whatever. Of course on the website, it could display as much of that text as you like. And the replies would work the same way. The post and its replies would appear in alpha (or not). Any replies (from alpha) to them would appear in the forum too (unless you chose to hide them)
In the metadata, all entries posted in the ‘coffee’ forum would be tagged as ‘forum:coffee’. Or just 'coffee' or something
Let’s say that Tony Million is friendly to the idea, you could ask rivr to make all posts tagged ‘forum:coffee’ appear in your stream. Or maybe you could have a separate stream you could go to in the client, and hide ‘forum:coffee’ posts from your main stream (or at least the ones from people you’re not following anyway).
Maybe you could also decide to tag conversations you see about coffee in global, too – and have them appear in the forum (maybe only mods could do this). Maybe you could tag other webpages/videos etc and have links come up too (i think @jdscolam has ideas here)
I don't necessarily want to follow someone the entire time and hear all the minutiae of their life. But i might be interested in what they have to say about coffee.
Or something like the room at #mndp – it’s great to hang out with the gang but i’m not always going to want all of their stuff in my stream 24/7.
And I’d like to feel confident that I can post as much as I want about whatever I want without forcing people into a straight follow/unfollow decision.
This might tie in with the llama project stuff too... http://llama.adn.customwebapps.com/
This is a super-quick brainfart of ideas. Again, most of it is @q stuff. I’m gutted that project has ground to a halt. I miss that guy so much.
anyway doing something where it's not just 256 character posts presented in a stream would be good, otherwise this'll always be seen as a paid twitter.
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