We are now opening a period of public/live usage of the Hubzilla platform after an initial testing period that resulted in more questions than answers, yet still did not squash our enthusiasm about this platform.
Since we firmly believe that Hubzilla is the best alternative to all current systems, in particular because of their Nomadic Identity feature, we have decided to extend our evaluation out into public view, and start documenting live what we struggle with both documentation/knowledge-wise and feature-wise.We want to contribute to a positive outcome for Hubzilla
, so we are establishing a small "ecosystem"
of interconnected Hubzilla
and other Fediverse
-related sites and services such as Mastodon
(Twitter competitor), Peertube
(guess which competitor...), Pixelfed
(Instagram competitor), the decentralized P2P cloud collaboration platform "Nextcloud
", and some more such tools and solutions, including the Meetup competitor "GetTogether
". More details on this in a subsequent post.
We have several domains ready to be set up during the coming week(s), some will act as directories over the fediverse in general and Hubzilla in particular. One of them will be the home of our documented perspective for how we would like to use Hubzilla, and how close we get, plus what is lacking.
One major obstacle in our learning process has been the inconsistent use of terminology
in the documentation vs. the GUI. For example
, what we understand as being the "unique channel name"
is referred to as both "short name" and "nickname", and what we think is best described as "Display Name",
is referred to as both Channel Name and Full Name in different places. (Even within the same version of Hubzilla, these 2 critical elements are called different "names" here and there.) This being a vital factor in understanding the crucial concept of Nomadic Identity
, means an unnecessarily steep learning curve for newcomers. We want to contribute to improving such things documentation-wise and hopefully GUI-wise
, although we are not programmers, just Content Managers, documentors, trainers, consultants and site administrators...
MOMOC.zone is a premium service which is part of an IT consulting business, and next generation social media is only one of many parts of that.You will find an overview on our various sites and their focus/perspectives among the next posts here.
Some relevant information at this site will be public/free, but most of what we freely contribute back to Fediverse/Hubzilla will be documented at (the-soon-to-become-publicly-available) Hubzilla.zone.
PS. We are looking for people to join our projects. They will be detailed in separate posts shortly. We also train IT-consultant-wannabees. Want to become your own Freelance Content Manager, Backup implementor, open-source strategy consultant or the like? Get in touch... You can find some contact info on the profile pages here already, even if very much content is currently lacking, as we just opened a newly configured empty shell here. (We have lots of information which will be transferred/re-posted here from an internal site bit by bit the coming weeks.)