Winning a Mozilla Seed award

Some good news in these gloomy times. I’m excited to announce that we have received a $10,000 USD open source seed award granted by the Mozilla Foundation through Open Collective. Earlier this year, Darcy participated in a prototype funding contest at FOSDEM. We won thanks to the very good representation of our project by Karen […]

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The commercial side of social media

People publish content to the internet, and especially to social media, for a variety of reasons. From the point of view of the platform it is quite important to know why people use it. This article focuses on commercial usage of social media: Commercial usage is done by people who create content with the intent […]

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The Bedroom to Broadcast Scale of communication spaces

To design a social space, we have to reflect on what kind of space we want to create. I myself like to explain how we think certain spaces work with a series of analogies I call “Bedroom to Broadcast”. Bedroom Let’s start with the Bedroom: It is the place where we are (usually) the most […]

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What makes Darcy unique?

When building a new social media software, a lot of things have to be considered. How to make it work, how to make it safe, but also: Why should people use it, what makes it unique and useful? Darcy aims to be the online space of choice for people who are interested in good content. […]

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Meet the Team: Karsten

Born a nerd in rural Germany, Karsten used computers to connect to others from the very beginning – well, almost, his first computer was a Commodore C16! And that’s his story: While the net moved from Usenet to forum to social media, I was a very active user loving the way the technical infrastructure was […]

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Meet the Team: Nada

As a teenager in Lebanon, on the margins of this globalized world, I fell in love with the Internet because it offered me a window to the magic of the ‘outside world’. The beautiful kinship-based chaos of early-days social media and chat rooms is also how I discovered amazing global and local communities of people […]

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Wanted: Part time PR Volunteer

The Darcy Project, an initiative to build a decentralized social media platform, is looking for a part time PR Volunteer to join our global team. We’re a team of people trying to offer a social media alternative that would be driven by research and the need to make social media a safe space for everyone. We’re […]

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Online Advertising and Social

We are quite busy writing concepts, specifications and needs assessments for Darcy. And to do that, we read everything we can that others write about these topics. Thankfully, we are not alone in thinking about these things, so interesting articles pop up on a regular basis. Last week, this included mathew’s largely excellent take on […]

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