Creating “Human” Social Media
We at Diaspora* are people: we are coders, we are creators, we are designers, and we are human. And we want our network to be human too. We think that one of the most unique things about our network is our users; they, too, are coders, creators, and designers – but most importantly, they are people.
You might notice some things starting to change around Diaspora* – quite frankly, we don’t want to just be an anonymous robot spewing Internet privacy jargon into your newsfeed every few days. Because even though we are all for Internet privacy (and that’s not changing, don’t worry!), we consist of real people. So when you see DiasporaHQ on Diaspora*, Twitter, our blog, wherever, and you’re wondering, “Who is DiasporaHQ, exactly,” you’ll know – it’s us, the team. It is Maxwell, Daniel, Dennis, Rosanna, Sean, and Kayla. And we want to share who we are with you, because who we are reflects the vision of Diaspora*, just like every other user reflects what Diaspora* is too.
Today we are starting our first “Hashtag Campaign” as a way for users to share with the Diaspora* community about themselves more than just the initial “I’m New Here” post. Starting Monday, the Diaspora* team will create a different post each day to get the conversation going, and share a little bit about ourselves. As people. And we invite you to join in on this conversation, because we’d like to get to know you a little better too.
Below are some examples of our Day 1 post – #ThisIsMe.