Hi, I have been looking for social networking service that would be fair: not abusing personal data, funded by community, respecting privacy, accepting anonymity, free/libre/ open source etc. Haven’t found many. The Diaspora* Project is not moving forward very fast and the Mastodon is more a microblogging service rather than a social network service.
Would it make sense for Wikimedia movement to build its own social network service? In the "2017 Movement strategy” we state: “By 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge”. If we consider discussions and information shared on social network services to be “knowledge”, I think we should have a role in here too. We have 33 million registered users and fulfil all the requirements of being a “fair service”. A minimum list of features to make Wikimedia Social would be: (1) Status updates (2) Comments (3) Likes (4)Groups maybe: (5) Events I am pretty sure that by integrating this to other Wikimedia services (Commons etc.) we could achieve something awesome. - Teemu  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(social_network)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_(software) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>