I want to host a "family social network" so we can get rid of iCloud and share photos of the children growing up without giving our data to the GMAFIA. This led me to lay an eye on #hubzilla, #zap and the #zot protocol

#zot based social networks seem technically superior to #activitypub based ones (such as Mastodon), but unfortunately its general design does not appeal to the average user.

One of Mastodon's strengths was to offer a modern design, appealing to curious users

@thibaultamartin are you sure you need social media tools for this? What about a self-hosted instance, with an account for each family member and friend you want to share photos with? I've been considering doing this for my family.

@strypey @thibaultamartin

Butting in out of curiosity. https://perkeep.org ? Reminds me of IPFS, in how multiple instances end up backing content up automatically.

I should read up on zot.

1 thing ActivityPub-land has is velocity. Mastodon for chat, PeerTube for video, Plume for blog comments (something for photos/albums?).

@wyatwerp hadn't heard of , thanks for the tip.

> something for photos/albums

Nothing that I'm aware of. does photo streams, but not really albums or galleries AFAIK. If implements AP, it could fill that gap.



@cwebber do you know if MediaGoblin has an official fediverse account, or if any of the more active developers working on it are willing to answer questions about it from their own accounts?

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