Hey, thanks for the awesome feedback with all of this. It helps me get an additional perspective of what people want. I’ll throw some additional context for your points.
The problem there is that if it still links back, it’s not truly anon. It needs to be anon.
– The goal with this feature was to allow a user to setup an ‘alias’ like a screen name. Lets say I have a couple communities or ‘cliques’ that I follow. Snowboarding, Programming, and some adult content. You could setup an alias for all the adult content that you follow which other users wouldn’t be able to link back to your profile. Think of it as a semi throwaway account. You would have full control of who is allowed to see it, and by default it is set to ‘only me’. (no sharing content with people you don’t want by accident)
Only the site administrators could link the alias back to the account and that would be only used for moderation tooling. Ex: User breaks rule, the user could be suspended for x hours/days/perm and that is linked back to the main account so they couldn’t create another alias. (I worded it poorly here, but the tldr version is that other users can’t link back to the main account if they are using an alias)
- Delete Profile Data and taking a break.
Good thing we’re not them right I feel that if a user wants to leave a site, they should have the ability to have their content removed with no questions asked. If someone wants to take a break, were not going to email you and send a ton of annoying notifications to get back on the site. I even thought about allowing a person to ‘force’ a break. Lets say its finals and you really need to focus, you could take a break from the site during certain times or over a set period of dates and the ‘hardcore’ version would not allow you to login to change it until that date/time expires…
Would be nice, but how do we bring about that change on a system that allows for public consumption of 95% of the data ?
The site would be setup to not allow for content to be viewed by the public. You would need to be logged in, verified, and nothing on the site would be indexed or scraped by 3rd parties. The goal with this platform would be to change your typical experience from mostly curated content to personal custom content that you actually care about. Not sure how this is going to work yet, but I guess think of it like you could setup multiple ‘content feeds’ and subscribe or unsubscribe to whatever you wanted. So during registration you could get some recommendations for stuff to follow but really i want to leave that up to the user. I don’t wanna force garbage down into a feed.
Due to space constraints and the cost of storage to store billions of peoples videos, memes, pictures they are horribly compressed. Think of a photographer who wants to share his awesome photo to a group of people I wouldn’t want my work to be compressed, I worked hard on the shot. Again I’m still trying to figure out how I want this to work. I would imagine that anyone with premium could upload and share non-compressed content and upto 4k video content with no hassles.
Yeah, it is a very broken system. If you have better ideas for this please let me know. I just want to prevent user creations from being stolen and re-shared by some shitty ‘LOL MEDIA SITE’ (looking at you Now This…)
That sounds like an excellent improvement. I though they already gave ads based on interests. (is that not the case?)
They do, but the issue is that they have far far more targeted ads based on other sites you visit on the web. These would be advertisements that are non intrusive, curated, and setup in a way that is more privacy focused. (Ability to opt out, see why an ad was actually sent to you, and the ads don’t leak data to other sites and stuff like that.) Example: Search for a pair of shoes on Amazon, you’ll have the same exact pair of shoes show up on facebook. It is creepy.
Another issues content creators have is that they have no say over the types of advertisements shown with their content. We would have a system setup for content creators to choose ads based on a subject or something like that.
I honestly don’t believe that Facebook is concerned with security. I think Facebook is more concerned with building a network that can be used to build huge user interest databases that drive ad sales. (maybe other nefarious shit, but that’s a bit tinfoiley for me)
I would get out that tin foil hat and strap it on. I’ve seen some shit, and have done some shit, but I can’t talk about it due to NDA.
My main problem with Social Media is that it’s a major source of depression
I personally feel this is due to depressing/outrageous stories that are posted on the platform to make you feel a certain way and to get you to react a certain way. (think 2016 election) If we can get away from content that is used to persuade the masses and focus on the content that you actually want it will help considerably . I’m up for more ideas on this.