I think this could be an interesting angle for Hubzilla -
Hubzilla as EMAIL 2.0:
* Fusion of the "best of" email/social media
* familiar "social media feed" structure
* establish "friendships" and follow persons of interest
* Fixes Email's "Spam" problem (friendships must be "accepted" before messages will be recieved)
* Fixes "Social Media" algorithm problems - you choose what you see and from whom - and when (with stream filtering and affinity slider enabled)
* Fixes "Social Media" bot/troll problem - you choose who sees what and who can comment and interact with what.
There's only ONE feature that I really really want - (I've mentioned it before and it is next on my "hit list" after my current project is wrapped up) and that's the ability to create a PUBLIC post that is directed to a subset of my connections. I think it can best be described as similar to having several mailing lists run from a single channel. I want the posts to be considered "PUBLIC" - to allow recipients to share and redistribute them and direct other people to them (so, "privacy groups" is not the right solution) but I do not want them broadcast directly to ALL of my contacts. I'd like my contacts to be able to choose which "subchannels" they receive - and maybe even I'd like to be able to set the defaults for new connections or for those who haven't configured which "subchannels" they want to receive.
The idea is to create a way that people who aren't interested in my POLITICAL discussions or my RELIGIOUS posts don't have to see them if they don't want to just to see my posts about Hubzilla --- (or, you know, my cat pictures). At the same time, I don't want to have to create multiple channels/identities and keep close track on where I am all the time just to avoid cluttering up other people's newsfeeds.#^NYT | Switching to a New Social Network That Isn't Really New at All
SAN FRANCISCO — My favorite new social network doesn’t incessantly spam me with notifications. When I post, I’m not bombarded with @mentions from bots and trolls. And after I use it, I don’t worry about ads following me around the web.