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Re: [Social-discuss] Looking how to help

From: Ted Smith
Subject: Re: [Social-discuss] Looking how to help
Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 17:07:17 -0400

On Sun, 2010-05-02 at 11:26 -0700, Zachary Krebs wrote:
> A social network should not come in place of real human interaction (in
>  real life, in the outside world, or however you want to define
> this). 

> I don't like the idea of Social Networks being about blogging or
> tweeting about personal egotistical traits

I feel like this sort of moralism isn't useful in developing a software
framework. You might feel this way, but others (such as myself) feel
differently. Software should be a neutral platform that anyone can
utilize regardless of their moral, political, religious, etc., views.
With a mature GNU Social, you should be able to do anything you describe
in your email, and others should be able to do all the things you think
they shouldn't be doing.

Programmers shouldn't take sides when it comes to things like this.
That's the point of free software.

Also, if you're interested in applying social networking for activism,
you might be more interested in Crabgrass[1], which is a great deal more
mature than GNU Social and explicitly tailored towards that goal.

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