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Seem many people want a function as "Facebook groups" that people from different instances can join... I discussed with them.

I think this is very important for the user stickiness of fediverse, which can group the minority groups (for example, LGBTQIA, gamers of a certain game, etc) without the monitoring and controlling from big enterprises and let them have a space. I agree instances with certain topics share the same function but 1 account can join 1 instance only, I think after people joining Facebook, they won't just join 1 group for 1 account only, right? The most discussed topic is coding on fediverse, but there are many minority groups want a space.

If someone is "bisexual" but not interested about coding, he/she saw almost all of posts on "The Whole Known Network" are about coding and anime, then he/she might leave fediverse because he/she can't find some people he/she can related with.

I am looking the help for people can build this function.


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@Snow To put yourself in a group, add a hashtag to your profile, just at the end or something, like #heterosexual Then when people search for that group, they’ll find you, and you can find them.

Making it more obvious and streamlined in the UI would be super nice though.

Plus we need listing tags by their frequency, so you can pick the right tag for people to find you by, instead of tagging yourself as #lgtbq

Oh, actually the search might be broken… so then we do need someone to add it…

@cy


That's not a group as Facebook...

@Snow Well then Facebook is stupid. :p

@cy

Then there will be no member list, we need a member list. Let other people know who was interested about the same topic.

@Snow “He/She” *sight*

@Snow

Hey there,
may I invite you to the official forum?
There is already a broad ongoing discussion :

https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/groups-implementation/591

Also everybody: Occupy the Conf, no walls ;)
https://conf.activitypub.rocks

@Snow I would love such a function.

Groups are perfect to find people with the same interests.

It is the one feature of Facebook which I miss on other social media.

I am not on Facebook, but I remember how neat that feature is.

@sl007


So I can just sign up to that page and reply the topic?

@Snow

Yes, exactly.

@Snow @LemmyDev might be what you're looking for, let me know if it is or why it isn't

@Snow blob.cat accounts come with an xmpp account where you can join MUCs related to those topics

@sl007

Okay, I posted a reply on there.

@Snow

cool. The discussion is very technical yet but I agree that we all need to work together on this and so I will also propose "groups" as a session to the Conference.
Registration is free
https://conf.activitypub.rocks