How do you bring new contacts up to date?
I come to Diaspora* after experience with gnusocial, groupme, and facebook.
It came as a surprise to me that after adding a new person to an Aspect
, the new person is not able to see all the older posts to that aspect.
I made an aspect to share teaching plans, put a couple of posts in it and invited people. I assumed that the people I added to this aspect would be able to see the posts I used to populate my teaching
aspect. I think Diaspora will be good for thinking and writing with a limited audience. But as each person joins Diaspora* and gets added to my teaching
aspect I guess I will have to continually repost everything in that aspect. But if a high number of people start to join this could get tiring for the contacts that have been in the aspect for some time.
I guess I could make new aspects for each new person, teaching
would be the main aspect, and then as each person joins I'd make a teaching4Taro
or a teaching4Hanako
aspect for re-posting to the new contact. If I'm lucky enough to get several invitees to successfully create an account on the same day, I'll make a teaching151207
aspect for them. (Is there a way to get the markdown
from older posts?)
Has anyone else tried to share with a group like this and come up with a sensible approach?
I think this is a good feature of Aspects
, it's more like real life. The people you first meet don't have your entire past available. With each new addition to my teaching
aspect I will have to choose which posts should be re-sent. Each new invitee will provide an opportunity for re-visiting important posts, maybe for editing with a new point of view. This could be good for starting fresh conversations from re-examined materials. It could be a spur to iterative development. At any rate, this implementation of Aspects
made me realize what prioritizing user control over their own privacy might mean. In my case here it's a little inconvenient, but the ability to manage privacy in this way seems valuable.
When I add someone to an aspect, can they see older posts that I have already posted to that aspect?
No. They will only be able to see new posts to that aspect. They (and everyone else) can see your older public posts on your profile page, and they may also see them in their stream.