"In my humble opinion to make a social network worth supporting by idealistic users it must:

1. Be possible for anyone to run a server.

2. Accept content authored externally.

3. Not lock users in.

4. Be easy to set up and use.

5. Be fun and interesting.

6. Not have limits to expression.

7. Not try to replace existing social networks.”

Dave Winer Winerhttp://read.feedly.com/html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fscripting.com%2F2014%2F10%2F03%2FoneMoreThing.html&theme=white&size=medium

“Once the work is done, it’s not yours anymore. You draw the comic, write the book, make the app, and then it makes its way out into the world. And it starts to talk back to you. It’s the weirdest thing—if the thing you make goes anywhere, it’s because other people carried it. Your thing becomes our thing. This is deeply unsettling, but it is also a beautiful situation that binds us to one another. So much for independence. It’s a false dream. What we really have is co-dependence, and what we desire when we speak of independence is equity and autonomy. Those are our goals.”

Frank Chimero – The Inferno of Independence
http://frankchimero.com/blog/the-inferno-of-independence/

A time of expectant hopes (as before 1968) encourages one to think of oneself as unflinching. Everything needs to be faced. The only danger seems to be evasion or sentimentality. Harsh truth will aid liberation… . Hope is a marvelous focusing lens.
John Berger