BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads.
They've just opened their onboarding site at:
("Onboarding" is when you make it as easy as possible for people to join something.)
BookWyrm and its instances are currently still in beta testing, but you can join now if you want to try it out. Instances marked as "closed" mean you can join but you have to request an invitation.
@feditips Wait, I don't get this. I looked up The Lord of The Rings on both bookwyrm.social and cutebook.club, but they don't seem to sync their reviews, reviewscores or anything? I thought federation meant that they synced between instances etcetc?
It's a very new platform and still being tested/built, but also maybe federation just takes a while?
@feditips perhaps? Not sure 🤔 but I do like decentralization and federation though! I'll keep an eye on it, to see where it's going 😀 do they have a Mastodon-account?
Yeah, Fediverse is designed that way I think cos it makes it easier to scale?
If every Fedi server had to sync with all the millions of users on thousands of other servers, each server would be filled with stuff that is mostly irrelevant to that server's users, which would also get very expensive to run as the Fedi grows.
By keeping running costs down, it makes it easier for independent servers to exist, and for Fedi to stay decentralised.
Onboarding is the process of making it as easy as possible to join something.
So, for example, if you have a clearly written website aimed at beginners that explains how a social network works, where you can sign up etc, that's onboarding.
It just means helping people to get on board a platform or app!
@matthew @feditips The only thing I’m reading rn is the book of Isaiah 😃 But once my summer class ends I plan on reading Intellectual Schizophrenia by Rousas J. Rushdoony and The Human Future Revisited by Harrison Brown, they should be relatively quick reads and I got them basically for free from my college (they were having a fire sale of old books)
I've joined 2 1/2 months ago but totally forgot about it.
Thank you for the reminder.
There is know a catalogue of most German booms as well.
@feditips It seams really cool! It's not under GPL but I found their license quite interesting too. I'll definitely give it a try
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