Maybe Dreamwidth is as Good as it Gets

Like so many others, I keep getting depressed by the state of social media. I keep hoping that there’s gonna be a good platform with:

  1. A non-trivial number of people I’m interested in following;
  2. With a non-sucky UI; and
  3. A reasonable stance on Nazis (for me, “reasonable” = “we don’t allow them here”).

Facebook blows, but it has all the people.

Tumblr was my second-favourite platform, but it clearly isn’t surviving the Verizoning.

Google+ is dead. Not many people, but good communities.

MeWe is all Freezed Peach!

I tried Minds the other day and it immediately recommended that I follow Jordan Peterson.

Twitter doesn’t lend itself to the kinds of conversations I want to have. I think it’d need some privacy controls and much better search.

Dreamwidth is great. Except that:

  1. It has a really clunky UI; and
  2. It’s a bit of a ghost town.

So, I’ve resuscitated my interest in building an iOS app so that I can access my reading list more easily. Dreamwidth is making it hard, ’cause their APIs are pretty-much non-existent. I’ve finally solved all of the hardest of problems. Maybe I’ll be able to love it more if I have better access.

Are you an iOS person? Would you be interested in giving an iOS app a whirl as a beta tester?

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