Welcome to boris mann's section of the agora!
The Agora is a distributed knowledge graph and experimental social network.
- As an Agora guest you can currently:
- As an Agora user you can:
- Anyone can run an Agora of their own if they so desire. This Agora is open source.
The agora has a search engine.
It tries to search all agoras, and also the internet as it manifests an intent to cooperate.
- See stoa.
- You can use open search to add it to your browser while you're visiting it.
- You can have it as default search engine, like I sometimes do, or you can associate it with a prefix. I use 'a' and 'an'. Like in 'an entity'.
- It tries to search all agoras, and also the internet as it manifests an intent to cooperate.
- The agora is in the federation! Add it now: @firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To run an Agora, please refer to https://anagora.org/go/agora.
To sign up for the Agora, which means volunteering writing and media to it:
First, you need to put your content, which can be plain text or markdown if you're into that sort of thing, somewhere online. https://github.com and https://gitlab.com both work fine for this.
- This amounts to publishing a blog or digital garden or content elsewhere online. The Agora doesn't host your data, but rather pulls it from a location you control and renders it for you and other users; it interlinks your data with that of other users as you wish.
- If you know your way around git, markdown on git is the default format. If you use roam or a roam like or you have a notes database, you're almost there. Please refer to agora howto for detailed instructions.
- Second, you need to signal an intent to cooperate with the agora. This means telling the world that your content can be pulled by the Agora and integrated into a social graph. To do this, you can send a PR for gardens yaml or send email to email@example.com. Alternatively you can also tweet at this agora's maintainer. In any case, please include:
- First, you need to put your content, which can be plain text or markdown if you're into that sort of thing, somewhere online. https://github.com and https://gitlab.com both work fine for this.
- The Agora wants to be maximally inclusive, but it is in its infancy; it is a work in progress. If you want to participate and can't, please also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Through projects such as agora twitter integration, we hope to make the Agora available to anyone that has access to a social network account. If you want to learn more about the experimental nature of this Agora, please refer to this Hacker News comment. If you want to keep up to date with development, consider adding me on Twitter or Mastodon: flancian.
- git https://github.com/flancian/agora
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.
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.
See also sister sites.