This stems from a discussion about the ability to follow #hashtags
like on #Diaspora*
. Both, #Hubzilla
have got quite a different approach to #hashtags
. on #Diaspora*
they are a tool to find new content, you can follow them, they are collected by relay hosts. This is a kind of host #Hubzilla
does not know, #hashtags
are a means to sort site-wide content. Every post you are allowed to see that the hub you are on knows, is shown. Not more, not less. Therefore following #hashtags
is not a thing in #Hubzilla.
Another sorting tool on #Hubzilla
are post #categories
. These only live on your own channel, and there are different collections of #categories
. One for your home, then one for cards, articles ... They are very much restricted as on for example #Wordpress
. Think #blog
. They are a kind of thematic navigation for your channel home.
What I have learned now is that #Diaspora*
uses indexing servers to collect and relay their #hashtags
directory servers do not collect content but just create a kind of #toc
for the hubzillaverse by collecting basic channel descriptions. I think they are also involved with routing (public) messages. Non-public nessages have known addressees. But you can configure which directory server to use and you can always keep your channel off the grid. Or your hub.
Ok. Now #readon