You are currently visiting a thing called 'node'.
- The Agora is about edges and nodes.
- An agora node is a crowdsourced set of resources page on a topic or entity.
Nodes and edges are the heart of the agora, which is, I believe, in essence a commons built upon a distributed knowledge graph.
- A node maps to a wikilink or #hashtag.
- Nodes are sets that contain subnodes volunteered by different users and tracked as sources.
- Subnodes are currently plain Markdown notes stored somewhere on the internet.
- Sources are those available through an agora client.
- TLDR: If you volunteered a Markdown note called node.md to this Agora, it would show up here like mine.
- If you just got here from Twitter, consider agora twitter integration.
- A node is one of the components of a graph.
- an action
- go https://everything2.com
- I spent many hours reading it in the early 2000s.
An inspiration for the agora.
- It doesn't have backlinks (IIRC), and it's fully centralized (and centrally conctrolled).
- But it has a serendipity aspect to it (multiple takes in the same page; plus the table below to discover only fuzzily related content) that I want to bring into the Agora.
- Not a formal term, but I use it often. A sequential wiki is like a wiki page, but people contribute blocks of content instead of arbitrary fragments; and they maintain clear ownership and control over their blocks.
- I call the agora a distributed sequential wiki. nodes are akin to sequential wiki pages. subnodes are user contributed blocks.
- pull everything2
...Sequential Wiki Not a formal term, but I use it often. A sequential wiki is like a wiki page, but people contribute blocks of content instead of arbitrary fragments; and they maintain clear ownership and control over their blocks. I call the agora a distribu...
This is an excellent concept but I'm not sold on the name, simply because part of what's so powerful about this kind of thing is that the possibilities for sequencing are wide open. Like with the experimental upranking in settings -- maybe what I want to see first are my social contacts' blocks, people I "follow". Or maybe I want to pull in a ranking service that has experts vet medical info and be able to uprank based on that. Or maybe I want to most of the time see something like one of the above, but sometimes surf the recent content just for fun. You know? "Sequential" makes me think the order is important, I guess, but that might be overly programmer-brained, and probably I'm coming at this with different metaphors than you had in mind. Curious to hear your thoughts!