Diaspora* experiment

So, social media. There are some things I really, really hate about it, but that is perhaps more about people who use it unwisely, and social media platforms that are, in my opinion, just plain bad and evil.

What about better social media sites? Are there any? I have explored dozens and dozens of them by now, because I wanted to know if there are any that I could recommend to friends as an alternative to That Horrible Thing (AKA Facebook). And also, are there any that are right for me?

One stands out as right for me, and that is Diaspora. I’ll tell you more about it in a separate post, if you like.

These days when I see an interesting thing, part of me wants to post that on Diaspora. But then I think “oh, I should post that on mirabilis.ca….” and then I have more coffee and wind up not posting the thing at all, because sloth and indecision.

I have found a way around this, and set things up so that (if it all works) everything I post on mirabilis.ca will automagically post itself on Diaspora as well.

We’ll see how that works! Perhaps it will get me past the indecision / sloth / coffee loop.

2 thoughts on “Diaspora* experiment

  1. Though I’m late to comment on this news, I’m delighted to see that you are back posting. I haven’t used Diaspora myself but am intrigued as the ‘standard’ social media networks certainly have considerable privacy concerns. The distributed nature of Diaspora gives me some reassurance that no single company or individual is holding my information and ‘profiling’ me based on my internet use.

    What are you using to cross post from Mirabilis.ca to Diaspora? If This Then That or something similar? Whatever the case, very glad to see some new articles up. Thank you for posting!

    • Great to hear from you, Henry!

      The privacy problems with the more well-known social media is certainly a huge concern. Diaspora is different in that regard, which pleases me no end. It did take me a little bit to figure out how Diaspora works, and how I might best use it, but now I’ve got that all sorted.

      I’m using a plugin called WP to diaspora, which seems to do what I want it to do.

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