Welcome to boris mann's section of the agora!
The Agora is a distributed knowledge graph and experimental social network.
- See go/agora-slides if you'd like a 10' introduction to the key concepts.
The agora you're likely reading this in,
anagora.org, is just one of many.
- Anyone can run an Agora of their own if they so desire. This Agora is open source: go/agora.
- To sign up for the Agora, which means volunteering your writing and media to it, please consult agora editor.
- 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.
- Agoras are spaces kept by communities with good intent while expressing explicit goals and open protocols.
- pull agora howto an agora
- 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.