oh yeah, make sure to use it on a laptop/desktop -- it's not optimized for mobile at all!
* List of instances $150
* Edge weights $300
* Refusal to color nodes because of the aesthetics $3,600
* Graph layout algorithm $400
someone who is good at data visualization please help me budget this
@tao wow this is cool!
some unsolicited feedback:
- the selected instance should have some kind of indicator that shows it's selected, and where it's at. otherwise it's real easy to lose it
- whenever i drag, it would deselect the instance. a bit annoying to use. Try binding the select / deselect to 'click' instead of 'mousedown'
@Michcioperz no, i appreciate the feedback! but that's a fair point. the reason i didn't do it is for instances that small, it's less of a community of instances than a community of individuals. i don't want to process an individual's data without their consent, but maybe an opt-in thing would work here?
@tao Looks nice!
I'm just wondering, what's behind the effect that when you're looking at the whole space, you have the core and the ring totally separated? Are there really two distinct subfediverses with zero overlap, or is this some kind of deliberate artifact?
@tao TFW you're doing decentralisation right but others aren’t.
(Federation is to centralisation what platform cooperatives are to corporatocracy; what oligarchy is to autocracy. Is oligarchy better than autocracy? Given wider distribution of power, arguably. But are either democratic? No. Federation may not be a plutocracy but it’s still a technocracy/noocracy. In it, as in centralised systems, the individual – as starkly illustrated in this example – is statistically irrelevant.)
@aral like you, i'd like to see the fediverse become truly decentralized! however, if that were the case, i probably wouldn't have made this -- it strikes me as creepy to map individuals like that without their consent. that's why i've kept it to larger instances for now. that being said, it sounds like there's demand for an opt-in for smaller instances so i'll work on it!
@tao I think what you’ve made has a lot of value: anything that makes centralisation visual/easy to grasp is a valuable tool for making the case for decentralisation ;)
My criticism wasn’t of your tool but of the limits of federation. Federation is a valuable conceptual bridge towards decentralisation, it’s just not the final destination :)
Sunbeam City is a solarpunk instance.