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.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
An Agora is, in its most basic form, a set of useful conventions.
- Useful conventions are made explicit through an Agora's CONTRACT and the writing of its users.
- You can think of the Agora as a distributed sequential wiki; an experiment in semantic web applications.
- An Agora is a distributed knowledge graph maintained by the users of an experimental social network.
- This Agora tries to be a good internet citizen.
- go flancia.org/agora
- git github.com/flancian/agora
- server github.com/flancian/agora-server
- pull agora editor agora client
- There are other agoras.
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.