Paul Bausch likes Micro.blog's “discover” feed for its lack of engagement numbers or solicitations. Possibly worth noting as well is that it's human-curated, not algorithmic. Write.as' public feed is neither algorithmic nor human-curated, an aspect I continue to think will at some point bite the platform in the ass. As to Bausch's general point, not that this will be a surprise, this is the way things need to go now. While I do very much want both incoming and outgoing webmention support here, I've no real interest in any other forms of engagement, although I do still think trying to truly standardize highlights/annotations as an alternative to likes/favorites is worth pursuing. Combine all of this with Pouya Tafti's thoughts on the return of “polling” instead of “push”, and there's clearly a chance to put more focus on interaction over indication, expression over excitation.

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