As a small update since my first semester-project post my Mastodon cloud-server project has been approved!
My next step is to reach out to groups who may be interested or could benefit from having their own social media server.
While I may be able to target the project to my contacts in IT or cybersecurity, or from art school, my advisor had excellent suggestions for reaching out to established groups who could benefit such as campus clubs, non-profits organizations, a church group or even a city rec center. In other words, there is surely a group who would like to stay connected without having to use big social media platforms.
Currently, I’m compiling a list of possible contacts, and drafting fitting proposals per group. Hopefully, I can find a group that is interested and comfortable with the proposal. I’m very excited to get underway!
Cost allowing, I plan to setup a server for personal use, such as amongst friends, in order to get started on the technical and logistical aspects. This should help me when I make contact with an interested group.
Until next time, best of luck to you in all you do! : )