→ node [[experimental-social-network]]
⥅ pulled node [[agora]]

Welcome to [[boris mann]]'s section of the agora!

We're experimenting with [[Connecting to the Agora]], and what some of the configurations and conventions are. The [[Anagora]] page has my notes and feature requests.


  • The Agora is a distributed knowledge graph and experimental social network.
    • See [[go/agora-slides]] if you'd like an introduction to the key concepts.
  • The [[aim]] of this [[agora]] is to pro-socially maintain a [[distributed knowledge graph]] tailored specifically to the general goal of solving problems: those of its [[users]] and [[society]] at large..
  • As an Agora guest user or [[reader]] you can currently:
    • Navigate the Agora, which is composed of [[nodes]] which aggregate content from many users about the same topic or entity.
    • Make use of [[agora features]] to surface relevant content.
  • As an Agora full user or [[writer]] you can:
    • Have your content be surfaced to readers at relevant times (when they are visiting a [[node]] for which your content is considered relevant by the community).
    • Have relevant crowdsourced content be surfaced to you as you traverse your [[notes repository]].
    • Make use of [[agora actions]] to control the agora straight from your ntoes.
  • Anyone can run an Agora of their own if they so desire. This Agora is [[open source]]: [[go/agora]].

The following section works as an example of the optional [[agora protocol]].

An agora, in its broadest sense, is a conceptual space where people attempt to bring an increased level of intentionality, explicitness, and mutual agreement to the principles and protocols for interacting in that space. A further aspect of the idea of an Agora is that it is a space which enables collaboration. In particular, it is a space that allows for collaboration guided by specific shared interests, without requiring the co-consitutients of the agora to be aligned more fully or generally in terms of their intentions, values, etc.

Some topics that the idea of an Agora is related to: [[transparency]] [[decentralized structures]] [[egalitarian principles]] [[judgement]] [[algorithms of interaction]] [[communication]] [[collaboration]] [[knowledge sharing]]

There are (infinitely) many possible variants of how this idea might be implemented in concrete, real-world situations. For example, an agora could be a space that is opened up inside a conversation between two people. Or it could be a collaborative project that is accompanied by specified rules. Or it could be a collective agreement about how to handle certain types of situations.

One variant of the idea of an Agora is a place where personal notes are shared, with the common goal of pooling information and sharing knowledge. One implementation of this idea is https://anagora.org. See also https://flancia.org/go/agora.

The term "Agora" and the basic idea come from [[Flancia]].


This looks like a really cool way of aggregating digital gardens into one place. To produce a community garden (or, an agora). Interesting to contrast with how a solely P2P way of connecting gardens might work, no central aggregator.

An Agora is a distributed, goal-oriented social network centered around a cooperatively built and maintained [[knowledge graph]]. The implementation you are currently looking at tries to assemble such a graph out of a collection of digital gardens.

GitHub - flancian/agora

See also [[sister sites]].

⟴ default stoa (world writable) at stoa.anagora.org/p/experimental-social-network
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