"the open social network"
…does have a very nice aspect to it. The only issue is whether the everyday reader will see the word 'open' as meaning 'insecure', or 'inviting hackers' etc.
Using the abstraction of "open" is great for techies that understand how #theInternet is closing, but is the average joe seeing this. They see everything looks #accessible/open to them. It all looks #convenient.
Do they perceive the "#closingAspect"?
How about this…
"an interconnected web"
"a social network – but open" (strongly implies that social is currently closed)
@dsfgs communicating is a good, it's the only thing that drives social change/challenge. So having a communication gap while striving to bridge it is real change. So this is a question of balance.
Open/closed is important as it challenges "us" as much as it challenges "them" we need to be the change as much as we need to change "them".
Yes, the principle is perfectly understandable to the techAware but what does a phrase like "openWeb" mean to the average person.
We have an opportunity to give people a tiny message, what will resonate with the average fakebook user today who thinks Fakebook and Instaspam are "open".
I understand it's hard to be constantly anti - #fasherniata
A time of crises for the long term it's the ONLY progressive thing to be.
We like your "slow the tech churn" phrase. Our aim is to build an awareness that an alternative exists. The intention is not immediate conversion. They can continue to use the legacy social networks, the important thing is '#KNOWING' an alternative exists.
That's the only reason we use the 'social network' phrase, people need to KNOW the #exitStrategy.
If there was another decentralised social to #ActivityPub, we'd say 'an' but there isn't thus we believe 'the' is fine.
The problem we face is UX and disfuctional tribalism in #fashernista alt is off-putting.
Then the is the issue of "digital drugs" which we have no answer to currently.
There language "social network" is poisend our language #openweb is fresh as the majority do not know what it means - but for us it means a lot.
Slow the tech churn, let's build from the web, the #openweb
Now that you mention it, our annecdotal evidence had reflecting this. Its about 50/50. Though we are not sure precisely where the 50% who ditch the #dotcons are going. 15-30% are likely attracted to one of the many cloudflare closedSilos.
"harness the federated openweb"
@dsfgs "federated" and openweb are the same thing... The orgionly web was made up of lots of micro websites that linked to each other. It was a world wide web... If you lift the lid on the Activertypub network we have just rebuilt this orgional idea with some extra usefull "feed tech". It's a human built web, in this a #openweb
We realised this but there's is something explicit and exciting about saying "federated openweb", especially when combined it with the word 'fediverse'. Its reenforcing. Also it gives us more letters to infuse with fedi icons.
There's a whole other angle we were thinking over the past week:
"What is the
… but its probably too cryptic?
> 'social network'
I usually talk about "social networking" as a real-world concept that is being translated for online use. Social network / social media has too much of the connotation of the platforms & products we'd like to get rid of. I use the term "traditional social media" to refer to them, to them old-fashioned sounding in the minds eye.
Note our 2 slogans:
- "United in Diversity" refers to fedizen.
- "Social Networking Reimagined" refers to the fediverse.
"social networking reimagined" is pretty great, thanks.
'Reimagined' can be given an upward slanting underline too.
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