Net-connected communities require similar basic tools to function; It’s invisible, cultural patterns that create unique forms of social cohesion and interpersonal credibility.
These patterns make relationship development possible, determining things like: How do people find and approach each other? How many ‘likes’ makes something visible? What factors determine the arrangement of our social feeds?
generic tech, specific culture
Neighbourhoods is a design philosophy for Holochain hApps that helps groups intentionally design and share their specific cultural patterns.
It centers on the Reputation Interchange, which we're building to help communities engage more transparently and effectively, internally and with other groups, for just about any purpose requiring shared understanding among members!
coherence within and across neighbourhoods
Reputation makes behavior meaningful in the context of each Neighbourhood's culture. We think it can become the social foundation for a new, community-focused distributed web that's about more than trading tokens.
The Reputation Interchange enables reputation portability across social spaces, providing a way of understanding individuals' and groups' behavior in context. This way Neighbourhoods can share information without losing the rule set that originally made it meaningful at the group level.
From the marketplace, you can choose Holochain widgets, stitching together little pieces of interoperable code, without having to write it yourself. If you’re a developer, you can also contribute to the marketplace. Think a chess game, seed-sharing, or meme-sharing tool.
Widgets provide only and exactly basic functions, leaving community members the freedom to choose everything else!
The low-code marketplace tracks code contributions and use, enabling a range options for supporting developers and the commons.
We will begin a pre-sale of marketplace credits toward the end of 2021 - more details coming soon!
who we are
We are developers, artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and activists who share a community-driven vision for a new, distributed web built on Holochain.
We believe dWeb design based on portable reputation can retain the benefits of today’s web while avoiding its corporate siloes, non-existent data ethics, and general creepiness.