Working on look and feel for #indymedia activitypub based reboot. The user experience is interesting and hard to think through as everything about it is lose network of flows. Publishing/reading/moderation are all readicaly federated. Each part is a view, the one thing that is easey is the old idea of a silo news site which is the morning paper to pick up and read. Though the majority of the news flows will be read in other places :) the site is a silo (for legacey view) a hub to control flows.
Ones you start to understand that the majority of news flows will be read off site. The site it self has two functions: a legacy function as a news site/aggregator.The second more interesting is as a metadata hub and flow shifter worked on by an editorial affinity group. The publish function is a option and could/should be turned off in bigger sites.
Changing workflows is a hard social thing to do but ones the shift has happened it becomes easy. Moving to trust based radically decentralized/federated work flow. Publishing, moderating, shaping flows by adding metadata. Affinity group organizing across trust based networks is a head fuck that technology will have to unblock and support at every step.
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