@cwebber so difficult!! private messages need their own inbox, basically, so they can be ignored. maybe ActivityPub needs to say that private messages are completely unspec'd or out-of-scope and that issue is closed with the notion it becomes an extension.
but yeah, this is an example where public is implied default and privacy gets stretched over it ambiguously. seems tough to get right.
@cwebber public is simply a bad default. and that is frustrated by specs that define public modes first and punt on private modes.
WoT is confusing to people... reputation systems are difficult to get right. But you can have multiple forms of privacy that I think people can understand. 1:1 private message, group private message, followers-only private post, and public broadcast.
It's interesting to me that federated search is one of the things that I've been told a lot that federated networks won't be useful without, but we're clearly seeing a lot of backlash here once it has appeared. Maybe opt-in to these things is the right approach, though you're still asking for voluntary complliance.
I wonder if public-by-default is also not what many people want (but since Twitter does it, that's assumed) and followers-only would be preferred?
The High-Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt" https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/43146.pdf a research paper
US politics, US election
Clinton blames losing election mostly on last 10 days and the Comey letter (though takes some responsibility).
Clinton wouldn't have been my choice candidate, though I wish she won, and I do think the Comey letter threw the election myself.
"it appeals to all of my unproductive urges to just sit and squish the computer science between my fingers and enjoy the sound it makes" -- @aeva on SICP
(Speaking of terms, ignorance is unawareness... we often call people ignorant who are intentionally ignoring information, but that's incorrect. While everyone is "guilty" of both due to human imperfection, everyone is *especially* ignorant as in unaware until they become otherwise, by definition. But aiming to become more aware or not is a choice you can make...)
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