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@-mentions as key network signifier
Had a good call with Rabble talking about UCAN, Planetary, and the "discovery" problem in social networks. Specifically, mapping unique identifiers like a hash or a key to a username. And, that those usernames probably all look like @username (back to Social Mentions!).
Twitter was the undisputed champion of @-usernames, but I'd say that Instagram is as big or bigger depending on the context. Celebrity, food, small business are increasingly defaulting to IG as the primary @-username.
Yes, many other systems use @-usernames, but the "default" mapping is to Twitter.
September 25th, 2020
23:50 on life
i think i am an interesting person people like hearing what i have to say but i feel like i contribute too many tidbits and not enough information im not sure where i stand with others i often feel uncomfortable
The rediscovery of the same types of community and values that excited us at TheDawnOfWiki.
Hopefully a rediscovery that is long-lived?
That word 'rediscovery' chimes with the article that was in the MIT Technology Review recently: Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet. It's a nice article, but is pretty much describing home pages from way back when, like they're a new thing.
It's not the hyped-up search for WebThreePointZero or TheNextBigThing. Instead it's a return to seeking something of the openness and freedom that has been lost with the rise of giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google.
I hope the openness and freedom comes back and remains. I have a bit of a worry that for example Roam Research is going to become something like the Facebook of the personal wiki.