Microblogging as an addition to SAP Community – introducing Mastondon (GNUSocial / Fediverse )
SAP Community (or: earlier versions of it, namely SCN) is the place where I got into blogging and I learned to like it.
…but when we lost status updates, something went missing. (Coffee-Corner posts are some kind of replacement, but the againg not quite so…).
I know know there’s a term for it: microblogging.
Some people here are on Twitter and do like and advocate it. I have avoided Twitter so far, and are positive that I will do so in the future, too.
But: I do like the concept of Microbloggin (or more precisely: over time, I start to see some sense in it), so I now created a Mastodon-account.
If you have never heard of Mastodon:
1. It’s the hot new thing™ 🙂
2. It’s like Twitter, but not centralized – there are many, many instances, that can communicate with each other. Together, the form the Fediverse (together with other solutions like GNUSocial).
You (or maybe your Company?) can host your own instance, or you can join an existing one – a good starting point or this (and also for learning more) is https://joinmastodon.org/ .
One idea I have is to use Mastodon as a (public) knowledge database, where I can post little chunks of knowledge (mainly SAP / ABAP related).
Of course, I’d also like to connect with you folks, so do follow me at @Joachim_Rees@mastodon.technology if you like!
And if you know of a SAP-centered instance (or want to start one), please also let me know!
Over to you:
What other social networks (in the widest sense) do you use and like in addition to SAP Community? Big once like LinkedIn or StackOverflow? Or smaller once which I probably don’t even know?!
Let’s share and learn!