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Blockchain Structures

This section covers how spaces, posts, and reactions are related to each other.

Subsocial uses a few building blocks to enable social networking.

Here we will take a quick glimpse of how the major components such as Spaces, Posts, and Reactions are related.

Space-Post-Reaction Relation

A short summary of each is provided below:

Profiles#

A profile is an overview of an account's activity on Subsocial. Profiles can have a profile picture and name, as well as a short bio. Below your profile overview is a collection of all of your posts, comments, reactions, and Spaces. You can view others’ profiles to see this information about them.

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Spaces#

Spaces are like directories or folders for posts. All posts must be made inside of a Space. Think of a space like a subreddit, Facebook group, Twitter page, or Medium publication. Spaces have some profile features as well, such as Space pictures, names, and descriptions.

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Posts#

Posts are how to put content (such as text, audio, images, videos, or links) on Subsocial. Posts are able to be commented on, reacted to, and shared.

❗ Comments are also posts and have the same structure.
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Comments#

Comments are replies to a post, and are visible below a post. Comments are treated as individual posts, but they are nested under the parent post.

Reactions#

Reactions are upvoting or downvoting a post (or comment).

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Follows#

A follow is when a user chooses to see posts of profiles or spaces in their content feed. Users can follow other accounts/profiles as well as Spaces.