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  1. Jul 2021
    1. Gemini pages are fast to load, because they cannot include scripts, stylesheets or even images (just links to images, although some clients have options to load these in-line if you want).

      The automatic portion of loading things inline and slowing down a page is part of the issue?

      I'm reminded of seeing the "pull buttons" on Flancian's anagora.org site. He includes links to things like tweets, posts, and could do so for images, but the links have a button next to them that says pull. Clicking on it loads that remote resource. This has the benefit of speeding up the page and can also act as a sort of content warning depending on the particular content.

    1. Wikilinks are great because they allow for very easy linking: you just [[link it as you go along]], then the link either works (because someone wrote that node/article/resource already) or you can click through and backfill it. I call this procedure link-driven writing. Whenever there is more than one [[node]] with a given wikilink in an Agora (typical use case: notes kept on a certain topic by different users), the Agora will surface all of them when resolving the wikilink in question.

      What if browsers could allow the user to click and choose the resolving resource for a wikilink in much the way that they allow one to choose their search provider? Then one might have the option to choose between the [[agora]] or their own personal wiki for the search?

  2. Jun 2021
    1. [[flancian]] asked if I was noting today. I guess this answer's that question lol

      Oh, just realized we have a small issue -- we might leave comments in /journals that don't show up in the page for the day. Hmm.

  3. Jan 2021
    1. social network.

      I like how in the story about how Flancians managed to get rid of walled gardens and in the corresponding [[flanbook]] Agora's node, you refer to the Agora as an entity for central coordination.

    1. syphons. The simplest came in the form of browser extensions. Whenever a Flancian used a targeted service X, the syphon redirected relevant data in the background to the replica X’.

      Don't close-source social networks in our world today provide such data export tools (either willingly or legally obliged)? How would these differ to these Flancia's syphons?

      Do we have examples of these syphons in our world? I haven't found a [[syphon]] node in the Flancia's Agora :(

  4. Feb 2019
    1. there being a Large Market-place, you may stand or sit with Ease and hear the Orations that are there Spoken

      The marketplace of ideas! This free flow of ideas nurtured democracy in ancient Greece, specifically in the "Agora," the center of the city-state of Athens.