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Agora

  • The Agora is a distributed knowledge graph and experimental social network.
    • As an Agora guest 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 [[backlinks]] and [[pulled nodes]] to discover relevant content.
    • As an Agora user 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 content be surfaced to you as you traverse your [[personal knowledge graph]].
      • Make use of [[agora actions]].
    • Anyone can run an Agora of their own if they so desire. This Agora is [[open source]].
  • To [[sign up]] for the Agora, first you need to publish your [[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.
    • Whatever participation mechanism you choose, you can either send a [[pull request]] adding yourself to the repository or let an Agora [[maintainer]] know where your [[digital garden]] or [[content]] is, so it can be pulled by the Agora and [[integrated]]. We strive to continuously support new sources and formats. Please send email to signup@anagora.org or tweet at me with:
      • The URL for your content.
      • Your desired username.
    • 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 signup@anagora.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]].
  • An Agora is, in its most basic form, a set of useful conventions.
  • This Agora tries to be a good [[internet citizen]].
  • [[go]] github.com/flancian/agora
  • [[pull]] [[agora editor]]
  • There are [[other agoras]].

title: Agora date: 2021-01-24

(this should link to @Flancian's node)

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]].

Pulled node [[agora-editor]]

Agora Editor

  • In essence, all you really need to use the [[Agora]] is the capability to make Markdown (or just text, really) files publicly available somewhere. I use [[foam]] to produce and manage my notes, and [[git]] to store them online.
  • As of [[2021-01-03]], the recommended Agora editor is [[foam]].
  • You can also use:
  • Or you can reach out :) Send email (I know, how quaint!) to signup@anagora.org, or DM [[flancian]] on Twitter, Mastodon, or any other platform.
  • See also:
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