I don’t see an “ideas” category here, so wasn’t sure where to put this…
I’ve been thinking about what the newsfeed in this new world we’re building would be like…
For MetaGame, originally, I was thinking that maybe there should be like a public inbox, a newsletter aggregator. To begin with, it would be subscribed to all the important ecosystem substacks, eventually allowing people to curate on their own. I miss RSS lol.
That’s not a bad idea, but its not good enough for a newsfeed as its limited to newsletters vs. being about keeping up with your people. Needs to be more social, not like a newspaper.
Then I started looking at Discord, and thought wait, aren’t these channels newsfeeds?
Channels in Discord kind of are news feeds. I get pretty much all of my important news through different Discord channels & servers.
Problem: Not really a proper newsfeed. “Posts” & “comments” all jumbled into one = infinite noise.
Idea: To make a newsfeed out of Discord, filter out only messages that have a certain number of reactions. Use emojis as additional filters. Eg. if it has reactions, the message could be a conclusion of a whole thread of messages from above.
Then I thought wait, that’s what Sourcecred does lol. It’s just used to curate a list of top contributors vs a feed of latest things happening…
ValueFeed: A feed of things your community values. Filtering out latest actions or news from Discord, Discourse & Github.
Originally wanted this to be a MetaGame project, but it might make even more sense to have it as a sourcecred project? Or a Sourcecred x MetaGame project? (subsidized by both)
Not to think too much ahead of feedback…
What do y’all think? Is it good idea? Is it a dumb idea? Should we build it?