Thinking about friends-only posts
I’m polling myself to see what my itches are for my site, and privacy’s the big one right now … probably because impending life-circumstance-changes make me a little wary about having every nail clipping show up in Google search results. Turning on OwnYourResponses recently is partly to blame too. Previously every once in a while I’d have a joke that was too dumb to put on my site, so I’d just tweet it. But now there is no in-between! I want those Tweets archived, but not necessarily popping up at the top of my home page :)
It feels timely. We’ve explored the Twitter model pretty exhaustively. I’m curious to look at the LiveJournal model!
Ideally I’d like to let friends log in to my personal site to see stuff. For anyone to actually do it, this would need to be as painless as possible, at minimum accepting indieauth, email, Twitter, and Facebook identities. Initial login would send a “friend request” that I’d approve manually (bonus points if it figures out that we are friends on that silo and automatically sets their permissions that way). Also if someone logs in with multiple identities, it would be nice to have some mechanism to consolidate them. “You just logged in with Facebook, but you were already logged in as …, would you like to combine these?”
Supporting webmention is taking on a significantly lower priority in my mind, partly because it’s daunting to implement.
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