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Ganeshx
March 5th, 2012, 02:30 AM
Does anyone on here use it? I just signed up today (ganeshx@diasp.org) and I'm not really sure of it. I've had a Facebook before (deleted) and a Twitter (don't use, but probably still there), and Diaspora seems kinda strange to me. I have posts in my feed even though I haven't followed (or added) anyone yet. And some random person liked my first "new to diaspora" post, and I have no idea who he is. Meh.

If anyone wants to add me, feel free.

If anyone has any tips, they would be greatly appreciated.

23dornot23d
March 5th, 2012, 02:38 AM
Its odd when you first start up on diaspora ..... but it gets better ....

the hash tags for the things you like are the important things

I like animations and blender so they are set ..... plus photography and linux

Once they are set then you will start to see posts on them

diasp,org
diasp0ra.ca

are 2 I joined ..... will look for your id ..... and see if it connects on mine ...

sffvba[e0rt
March 5th, 2012, 02:40 AM
Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.


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23dornot23d
March 5th, 2012, 02:47 AM
It connected on one .... the Canadian one does not see you though ,,,, odd how they work ....

I added these and there are a lot of LINUX users and good info on there too ....

#Followed Tags (https://diasp.org/followed_tags)

#3d (https://diasp.org/tags/3d)
#animation (https://diasp.org/tags/animation)
#blender (https://diasp.org/tags/blender)
#design (https://diasp.org/tags/design)
https://c790230.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/monotone_close_exit_delete.png (https://diasp.org/tags/food/tag_followings?remote=true)
#food (https://diasp.org/tags/food)
#gnomeshell (https://diasp.org/tags/gnomeshell)
#linux (https://diasp.org/tags/linux)
#photography (https://diasp.org/tags/photography)
#python (https://diasp.org/tags/python)
#recipes (https://diasp.org/tags/recipes)
#sustainability (https://diasp.org/tags/sustainability)
#thegimp (https://diasp.org/tags/thegimp)



I start by looking for people that have the same interests .... make them an aquaintance ...


then if you like what the post stick with them ..... if they do not post things that you like


you can ignore user or choose .... to not be an aquaintance any more


The animations that morpheme does are good and a few others too ....

Peripheral Visionary
March 5th, 2012, 12:48 PM
I've read about Diaspora for months and never looked into it much. When I finally did - just last night - I was bewildered a little by its completely decentralized nature. Not like any online thing I've ever used. Pretty cool though. Still learning my way around.

23dornot23d
March 5th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Yep - I like the way its more based around subjects than people .... although both do
apply to the way it presents the results.

Seems if you like something - then you are more likely to find the people here that create and distribute the good information and free speech is still a thing that goes on here.

The World becomes a smaller place and with 7 billion people on this planet - finding the
ones in every country that like the things you like cannot be done in much of a better way than this system seems to manage ......

The limit and amount of data you see too is all under your own control too .....

Although early in the morning can be limited to how many people are in the stream that
you are on ......

Animated gifs and videos made by users are more likely to appear on here with good
artistic value and no advertising ..... upto 4 meg in size too - so some good ones appear
on a regular basis .... also videos of animations that users make of high quality.

Look forward to seeing more users join and add to the content - but like anything
on the Net ..... as soon as they get over popular the advertisers pop in and start
buying people off ......

Which then often ruins things ..... Stumbleupon and Ebay comes to mind as I used to
like that ..... people could blog and set up their pages to display some great
animations ..... and now ..... its boring IMHO ..... others must like it though .... :confused:

Diaspora on the other hand has not been hit by the market researchers - that seem
to know better about what we want (lols) ...... they are the ones that then seem to set about altering successful things ...... and making them draw countless people in that do nothing more than click like or dislike .....
and add no content of their own other than
pointless annoying adverts ....

Everybody can try and everybody can add something interesting ....

Thats what makes this massive playground so much fun .....

My views only of course ...... others may get a kick from clicking like and dislike
to give advertisers an idea what to keep ramming down our throats .....

More kittens and glittery stuff ..... lols .... appeals to a lot - but you do not want
to see it on every blog over and over again .....

Ok enough from me - this could easily become War and Peace ..... ;)

dagroves
March 5th, 2012, 08:16 PM
I have a Diaspora and I do not like it at all. I know no one who uses it at all. It to me is pretty much a clone of Google+. They look alike in almost all ways. I just use Facebook and Google+ as all I really use Social Networking for is to stay in touch with friends. I have no use for Diaspora.

JDShu
March 5th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Firsta defense of Diaspora...


I have a Diaspora and I do not like it at all. I know no one who uses it at all. It to me is pretty much a clone of Google+. They look alike in almost all ways. I just use Facebook and Google+ as all I really use Social Networking for is to stay in touch with friends. I have no use for Diaspora.

Diaspora came out before Google+, so you can't call Diaspora a clone. It would be more accurate to say that G+ is a clone of Diaspora. Although the idea itself is not even original to Diaspora.

And now the criticism...

The idea of Diaspora is great. Decentralization is cool, and social networking is cool. So together, they are doubly cool.

Unfortunately, the implementation and rollout in my view has been really bad. They have not managed to get a complete product out in almost two years and the only news I hear coming from them are calls for more donations (unlike Ubuntu, they don't have a millionaire funding them). I personally find the usability kind of bad as well.

At this point I consider Diaspora an interesting proof of concept, but I'm not holding my breath for this particular product.

23dornot23d
March 5th, 2012, 09:08 PM
I have a Diaspora and I do not like it at all. I know no one who uses it at all. It to me is pretty much a clone of Google+. They look alike in almost all ways. I just use Facebook and Google+ as all I really use Social Networking for is to stay in touch with friends. I have no use for Diaspora.


That is the thing - facebook will not give me ....

I cannot easily post animations on there - and although my friends are all computer literate
none seem to use Linux or even know what Blender or the Gimp is .....

Write things on Facebook and blender is something thats plugged in the kitchen and GIMP
well .... the first thing that pops in their minds ..... brings other thoughts up.

Seems that there are a few types of Social Networking ..... and they suit different ways
of communicating things.

Facebook - I use for playing Scrabble / Lexulous on ..... and having good chats with
friends.

Diaspora - I go on to get inspiration - and to sometimes vent a little about world wide
social events - its always altering and can be frustrating at times ... but maybe thats
why its interesting ........

Using it all the time is not something I do - but its nice to pop on now and then to see
what is happening and because of some of the more diverse views on there - it can open the mind a little more.

Sometimes get sick of being stuck in over controlled systems - with this it allows a little
free speech and users can still control to what level they want to go.

Kids swearing every second word - does not appeal ..... but some of the things they
can do when they start messing with graphics does appeal .....

As I say .... my main things are 3d and animation .... so not everybody will see this
as I do .... but as with all things .... we all have choices its just another choice and I thought to explain what I see good about it.



Diaspora came out before Google+, so you can't call Diaspora a clone. It would be more accurate to say that G+ is a clone of Diaspora. Although the idea itself is not even original to Diaspora.

And now the criticism...

The idea of Diaspora is great. Decentralization is cool, and social networking is cool. So together, they are doubly cool.

Unfortunately, the implementation and rollout in my view has been really bad. They have not managed to get a complete product out in almost two years and the only news I hear coming from them are calls for more donations (unlike Ubuntu, they don't have a millionaire funding them). I personally find the usability kind of bad as well.

At this point I consider Diaspora an interesting proof of concept, but I'm not holding my breath for this particular product.


http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2993/station5.jpg

The look is better now and it no longer says alpha or beta ..... so its more stable ....

Not saying its 100 % but it does seem to be run more by enthusiasts than anything - so this appeals to me too .....

Yep ... agree ... as a proof of concept though .... the whole thing is up and running and
works ..... its a clean design with some good information that I cannot seem to find
easily anywhere else .

The news and topics are always uptodate too ..... which can save me searching every
where to find out what is happening and affecting people all around the World.

Guess you can gather that I do like it though .....
I rarely get involved in conversation in the Cafe - but this is something I like ....

aykoola
March 31st, 2012, 08:16 PM
could anyone send me an invite?