Revised 12/15/23 (more info)

The answer to the question in the title is: I don’t think so... not yet.

If you’re reading this, you already know how much I appreciate your interest. You also know I spend a fair amount of time routinely exploring the web seeking the thrill of discovering things new to me worthy of sharing. Today started with following up on a web initiative discovered just yesterday. Further exploration led me to believe that the ideas and principles behind the initiative may have the potential to spark major changes to the web and so-called social media. we all might be on the verge of witnessing something with the potential of becoming the real beginning of the real Web 3.0. As someone I greatly admire would say, that’s not hyperbole. I’d be tickled if my hunch proves to be true.

But I think that depends on whether the initiative can figure out how to get more developers to join in. Unfortunately, the effort appears to be stalled at the moment. Regardless, I’m excited and somewhat inspired by the possibilities these ideas represent, so here’s your links:

Pinboard user audiodude led me to Let's Reimagine Social, an article written a little over a year ago at the site. This initiative led me to another related initiative, the Social Coding Movement.

In a nutshell, what we’ve been calling social media has greatly distorted the true meaning of social and has been harmful to both the web and society. The exciting part is that the Fediverse just might be the key to building a true ‘Peopleverse.’ All of this excites me - I simply must make time soon to explore it further ’cause it leaves me so inspired.