While it's nice that 'alternative Facebooks' are gaining visibility, those I don't think will really get people out. Simple tools on the other hand, to give people their data in a usable format, will.
Next, perhaps a nice 'export registered groups with Admin and user list,' or 'list of sites I've used Facebook login for,' or, 'export Facebook pack: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp...
But, maybe even a simple photo sharing service _that lets you share those photos back to facebook users_ might be the first crack in the dam wall
Or am I missing a detail?
Cloud backup without needing cloud and it would be bi-directional so you get off-site redundancy for your data/photos. Further leveraging the SAN capability is that you could share the photos online by providing public URL's. Maybe too difficult to manage for Grandma, but if either end can share (with only authorisation provided by the other party) it might work?
I signed up for Mastodon a few minutes ago and... it's not Facebook. It's Twitter. My mother of 80 isn't interested in sending Tweets or Toots. Marketing and recommending these things correctly might be a good first step.
Something for 1:1 or 1:ppl-I-trust type sharing.
Couldn’t reason around a way to share comments such that they couldn’t be mucked with or adding a bunch of extra files to the Dropbox. Maybe an encrypted Sqllite file that each client signs on write so if it’s tampered with you’d know?
Keybase and their builtin git and filesystem features might be useful for that too
But Keybase is not as adopted as Dropbox be.
Personally I find little value from social media that enables connecting everyone. And I don’t think I’m alone — last Xmas, got to talking to my nieces who are leaving home for college. They have zero interest or trust in Google and Facebook
Twitter is useful for headline and current events updates but that could just as easily be RSS. Can’t IPO based on an open standard, I guess. Not enough sizzle
git clone https://github.com/textileio/textile-facebook
python -m http.server # Python 3.x, or
python -m SimpleHTTPServer # Python 2.x
- Load the page
- Disconnect from the internet
- Drop your zip
- Get your files
- Clear all page info
(Yes, I've checked I've typed it correctly, and it's not in my junk folder.)
Also, there’s really no reason Facebook couldn’t organize photos this already. I feel like they make that data dump as obfuscated as possible to discourage you from doing anything useful with it.
It’s interesring that GPDR forces Facebook to allow export, but may cause problems with importing that data elsewhere. The hand giveth, the hand taketh away.
Facebook know what I visit a site with an embedded tracker. This isn't in my data dump, but things like "interest in X" are. Do they really use the tracking to influence those scores, then throw away the data?
They would be allowed to remove all identifying information from the ping, e.g. retain a date, approximate location and so on, but not an identifier than links to my account.
Well it might actually be all good intentions (probably just read below is all client side readable code) but if non coders use this service it just means they learned nothing.
Don't know how exactly that works, though.