What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?

For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc

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@darius A "volume knob". It would allow me to limit the number of posts I see from people I like who post a bit too much. Say max N posts per day or something like that.

@KnowPresent @darius I'd really like this one, and I bet there are a few people who wouldn't have unfollowed me if they had such a control.

@KnowPresent @darius yaaaas!! Certain people take over my timelines. I've been unfollowing them or ignoring the whole platform. Ideally quiet people would not get lost in the noise of people who flood, while I can still follow everyone.

But I want control to SEE when people are "squelched" so I can choose to dive into rants / floods. Not an opaque algorithm that is secretly making those decisions for me.

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