I believe we would all fare better off if from now on when posting links SAFE sites an image and short description should be attached.
@Nigel post “Introducing Jams…” is a great example of how this is done well.
As opposed to just
Or the list version you can see here Outdated: Alpha 2 Community Websites, Apps & SAFE Messaging IDs
OK - but why?
Remember there are people from all over the world viewing this forum, and those include many new people to SAFE, many people who have no idea what it is, many who do not have the browser and currently in that moment likely have NO access to SAFE.
Having an image and potentially even a short description and a standardized format would enable people to see what were doing and what is being offered on the SAFE net.
Remember that we are visual creatures. Reading a URL versus seeing a snapshot of the SAFE site are completely difference experiences.
We should remember we don’t live in a bubble, so while WE know how to navigate to a SAFE site many don’t.
Please lets discuss this and if we are in agreement lets make it happen.
BTW, i’d go even further and say that every post with a safe site should also have a link accompanying it to where and how users can view or visit that site e.g. send them to maidsafe where they can download the browser or send them to a video or text page showing them how to do it.
I am currently toying with the idea of creating a portal site directory for the WWW clear net where clear net users can search, browse or read about sites an apps and also featured ones, on the SAFE net. Please dont laugh but here is a very quick live mock up using blogger that took me an hour to do https://safecolonguide.blogspot.com.au/
This is actually what made me think about this.
For my own site, if I end up going ahead with it, that would be a big thing for me, website snap shots, descriptions, potentially even star ratings, reviews and maybe even gifs or videos because we have to remember clear net users DO NOT IN THAT MOMENT HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE… so we need to entice them via sensory imagery as much as with mental stimulation via words and descriptions.