[Freedombox-discuss] Idea: Help FreedomBox beat the stickiness of Facebook's/Twitter's network effect

Jean-Philippe Dionne jp at dionne.biz
Thu Apr 23 00:08:04 UTC 2015


The idea is interesting, but there's something that bugs me in the way
it is implemented. The website is unique for all campains, the source
code and the organization are not open.  In my opinion, it makes sense
that a campain for the freedombox, needs to hosted in an open process,
by debian.org for instance.

I do not want "I would do it" to know that I am interested in campain
x, campain y but not in campain z.

ps: I am a newcomer in the freedombox group.  It might not reflect the
philosophy of the group but what brought me here is the idea of
openness and decentralization.


On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Tom | iWouldDo.it <tom at iwoulddo.it> wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> below is my idea on how to give the FreedomBox community a new tool to migrate users away from the Facebook/Twitter/etc prisons:
> The FreedomBox project being a new social network, it is fighting against (suffering from) the stickiness of Facebook's/Twitter's/etc network effect:
> That means that people will switch to FreedomBox, if (as soon as) they know for sure that enough (or the right ones) of their friends will join, too.
> But how can they know, given the fact that this is a complex, interdependent and dynamic conditional situation?
> This is the problem we solve with iWouldDo.it at https://www.iWouldDo.it (just launched):
> 1. The initiator (for example someone from the FreedomBox Foundation) creates a "Campaign" which defines the action each participant will pledge to execute (i.e. "Join/switch to FreedomBox")
> 2. Participants can then pledge (to join FreedomBox) *under their personal condition* (i.e. "when at least 5 of my friends join too", or "when friends Alice, Bob and Chris join too", or "when 500 people from S.F. join too", etc.)
> 3. We monitor all conditions and will *alert people as soon as their condition is met*: This means that people are activated at the exact moment that is right for them personally; they will then easily go ahead and execute the agreed action (i.e. join FreedomBox).
> In conclusion, we'd like to offer you our help for the setup of a Campaign for FreedomBox - like the one we have just set up for email encryption, at: https://www.iWouldDo.it/en/campaigns/2949/email-encryption
> What do you think?
> Kind regards,
> Tom /founder of iWouldDo.it
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