close friends

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close friends is an explicit set of followings that some social media silos allow you to choose as a limited audience for some post types, like Instagram story posts.

IndieWeb Examples

none to cite, however there has been enough discussion and prototyping of this over the years, using IndieAuth / Web Sign-in as authentication, that there are some out there.

Silo Examples


Instagram supports a close friends feature for story posts.

needs screenshots of UIs:

  • viewing someone’s profile and adding/removing them from your close friends
  • viewing your list of close friends
  • removing or adding to it via suggestions
  • creating a story and the two buttons at the bottom to post to "Your story" or "Close Friends".

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