[northwestengland.pm] Follow-up: MFS Talk. Tues, 15 Nov. "Diaspora and Distributed/Federated Social Networking" by Ellie

Michael Dorrington michael.dorrington at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 09:44:03 GMT 2011

A big thanks to all those who contributed to the talk/discussion. The
meeting was a lot more distributed/federated than I expected but it
worked well and was extremely appropriate given the topic.

If you have been inspired to have a go with Diaspora please remember
that it is alpha software so please take extra care on top of the normal
care you should take. Wikipedia links to Diaspora tutorials which you
might find useful:
A site with a list of Diaspora pods that was given in the meeting is:
And the following people (/accounts/entities?) have agreed to be listed
so that you can find them (but they may or may not want to link with you):

frogfall at joindiaspora.com
frogfall at diasp.org
samtuke at joindiaspora.com

And mwastling at gmail dot com wants to be invited!

Still not inspired? Then have a look at:


On 09/11/11 22:12, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> =

> * Talk: Diaspora and Distributed/Federated Social Networking
>         https://joindiaspora.com/
>         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_social_network
> * Speaker: Ellie
> =

> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
>   http://madlab.org.uk/
> * Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> =

> Details
> -------
> This talk will be on Diaspora, which is an implementation of
> Distributed/Federated Social Networking, and on Distributed/Federated
> Social Networking in general.
> =

> The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
> in the pub afterwards.
> =

> Speaker
> -------
> Ellie is passionate about educating people of the need to move away from
> Centralised Social Networking to Distributed/Federated Social Networking.
> =

> Location
> --------
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
> talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
> Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> =

> Transport
> ---------
> Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
> cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you'll have to pay up until then and the
> maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid
> parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
> centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=3D53.48427&lon=3D-2.23652&zoom=3D15&la=
> A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
> <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
> Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
> =

> Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
> tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
> to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=3D53.48427&lon=3D-2.23652&zoom=3D15&la=
> Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
> Station are not too far either.
> =

> Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-11-15>.
> =

> More Information
> ----------------
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
> =

> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-11-15
> =

> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team at nongnu.org>.
> =

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