I was thinking through some of the pitfalls of modern "social media" and began to consider the "all or nothingness" of the medium.
I really like the "privacy group" feature of Hubzilla - both for organizing contacts as well as holding somewhat private conversations. But I almost wish there was some sort of "in-between". Something like a PUBLIC post that isn't sent to my entire friends list, but is intentionally only shared with a subset.
Kind of like being in a group of friends who meet at the bar and talk - others can over hear - but they aren't seated at the table and aren't forced to hear.
The idea is that I don't care if others see and interact with the post (so I don't mind that it's "public"), but for various reasons, I may not want to shove it in the face of some of my contacts. If they "happen across" it somehow, I don't have a problem with them or anyone else interacting with it, I just don't want to force them to do so. I want it to appear on my "public" channel - but I don't want it to be automatically sent to my entire friends list.
As it is, I see only 2 options - fully public - or fully private. Is a "middle ground" possible?
Perhaps there is a way to do this already that I'm not seeing or perhaps the conversation has been had and I am unaware. Thoughts?
!!Hubzilla Support Forum