!afterpod admin (rick)
First I hope you are recovering quickly Rick.
I was reading Hubzilla Advocacy wall about getting Hubzilla known. I was wondering if people thought about using Quora to increase people's awareness of Hubzilla?
While one cannot promote or advertise their products, they can discuss it. And others can talk and share about it when answering questions. If an answer is written well enough (with referencing links, pictures, is engaging) there is a chance Quora can use it for an online article. Things like here are 10 tips that will help starters, or hidden features type answers may be good.
The other benefit is google puts Quora answers in a high position in their searches.
I had a look and there is only one question about Hubzilla on Quora - What are the differences between Diaspora, Hubzilla and Redmatrix?
As a new user it would help me too.
The questions I was thinking so far were, happy for others to add if someone will answer them:
What is Hubzilla?
What is the difference between a decentralised (eg Hubzilla) and a centralised (eg Facebook)social media environment?
What are some cool or useful tips for a new user learning their way around Hubzilla?
Does Hubzilla have any hidden or cool features a new user should know about?
Where can I find information on getting started on Hubzilla?
Question already on Quora
What is the best website very few people know about? What's great about it?
Anyway just a thought.
Also, I saw another post about Mastodon gettin the media attention a lot more. While I don't know if it has been that way for a few years, however,for us everyday people I'm thinking some of what put them into the limelight may have been the issue with FOSTA earlier this year.
The U.S government is trying to force sex workers off the internet where we are safer. In an attempt to eradicate sex work, the idea is force us out of safe spaces so it is literal be harmed or killed, or get out. When FOSTA passed in March 2018 they did a big inital push. When this happened Australian sex workers (as it is legal and full decrim) set up Switter on Mastodon
in reply to Twitters shadowbanning.
This put Mastodon into the limelight as well as having maybe 50,000 new people (sex workers and supporters) all move across to Switter. They again made the limelight by default when America tried to overstep their jurisdiction. They used Cloudflare to kick them offline attempting to close down the Australian formed Switter
. Switter was up again in a few hours, but it gave Mastodon a lot of dramatic publicity on a subject that gets people talking. I had never heard of decentralised systems until that happened.
From a general public point of view, the cute emblem probably helps too. It seems to give it an approachable and friendly feel.
I know that doesn't 'solve' the problems but controversy even by default can help. I am not sure what people want Hubzilla to be, but maybe getting known in some advocacy and internet freedom groups may help.. but then I am only new so idk..