Fediverse and parasocial relationships
Shouldn’t the fediverse discourage patterns that create parasocial relationships?
Wouldn’t it be better if the standard was a symmetrical relationship between users instead of the asymmetrical follow model?
Most big social medias thrive on parasocial-relations, is it necessary to emulate that model for success?
Shouldn’t we focus on community building and mutual friendship instead of forcing everyone to be a mini-celebrity?
Aren’t communities/groups better for discoverability than the public feeds of mastodon, pleroma,etc
This is a companion to Fediverse Futures on Social Coding to elaborate the Fediverse from high-level, non-technical perspectives, brainstorming our visions and dreams.
We need a more holistic approach to fedi development and evolution. We need product designers, graphics artists, UX / UI / Interaction designers, futurists and visionaries to join the dev folks. Everyone is encouraged to join here and enrich our views on what Fediverse can be with diverse and different viewpoints, and to stimulate brainstorming, creativity, thinking out-of-the-box and crazy, wild ideas.
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