On making an anti-social network

So I have this silly side project on the go. It’ll never be anything big – I’m just scratching an itch as always. But you’re always wondering “what if…?”.

And this side project allows people to post short notices. It’s a niche social network, in effect.

But when you’re developing something where people can post anything, you start down the road of thinking about terms and conditions, getting permission/licences to publish content, acceptable use rules, even the possibility of moderation and blocking.

So, I think I’ve decided that this really is not worth it. I don’t want to build a niche social network. It seems like an exciting prospect at first, but it only takes a little thought to realise that it’s a bad idea.

So, if anything I (may) be building a niche anti-social network.

Will it ever see the light of day? I both hope so, and suspect not. Let’s see.