(Note: I didn’t see the “Getting Involved” post before I wrote this. I read through it quickly, but choose to post this anyway. The mention of Mozilla makes me wonder if there isn’t an entity, foundation, association somewhere that could help with resource problems of both funds and coders.)
Recently I’ve been harping on the fact that if people want a feature like edit, they need to understand that resources aren’t available without some kind of action, such as bounties. The edit bounty has gone from $250 to over double that in the past weeks. I know some people are against it post edit. I am for it, but can live without it. I put some money into that bounty and another I don’t even remember. Anyway, here is something I posted on Pluspora or Diasp.org or both:
Diaspora is a secret
I listened to TWiG last night and heard Mike Elgin mention Pluspora as a place some Gplus refugees are going, which is true. Elgin was very big on plus for a long time and he was one of the few journalists, aside from @Steven Vaughan-Nichols, who posted much. What is strange is that Mastodon was mentioned, but Diaspora was not. Even Laconi.ca/Status.net got mentioned. Also MeWe, a corporate silo got a mention. Diaspora must be the best kept 8-year-old secret in social networks.
What do we have to do to attract more positive, creative people to the network?
More development would be nice, but that requires resources, and I won’t harp on that again here.
If you like Diaspora, it would be good to give that a thought? How to spread the word? Share your experience in blogs, podcasts, conversations of any kind, where appropriate.
That’s all I got.
I don’t know what more I can do, and it’s frustrating because Diaspora has the characteristics that were mentioned, yet maybe because it isn’t new, it gets no play publicly anywhere. Part of this may be social network fatigue. Facebook in the news, Google+ shutting down, Instagram influencers and ads ruining that experience for some people, Twitter…
Anyone have any ideas?