Social networks are an important tool for private, commercial and political use. Technological sovereignty can be decisive for political struggles, regardless of whether we talk about elections or revolutions. Privacy gains importance when the Internet becomes interconnected with more and more parts of our lives. The launch of Diaspora in 2010, a crowdfunded free-to-use social network based on free software, was clearly born from these debates. While the appeal of a federated system of social contacts is same in centralized and decentralized networks, they are worlds apart regarding their technical infrastructure, their power structures and their options for business models.
This workshop shows how to easily join the decentralized social network Diaspora. The basic functionalities and features will be explained.
Participants to this workshop should bring a laptop or other device.
This workshop will be given by Katharina Nocun, activist and social networks and digital politics researcher, and Daniel Erlacher, Elevate festival co-founder and specialist in social networks and decentralized communication.