If anyone is interested as to how I have my Access Lists (audience control) set up in Streams , it looks like this:
Public Followers: All people, projects, or companies I've connected to in the Fediverse.
Online Friends: Those I have somewhat of a friendship with in this virtual world.
My Personal Friends: People I know in real life.
My Fediverse Accounts: My other accounts in the Fediverse. Mostly used for testing.
Company or Projects: Just that. This is used more for sorting my Stream.
Connections/Accounts can be added to multiple Access Lists.
I can post to each of these Access Lists and only those in the List can see my post.
A couple of posting options not seen in my image when creating posts is Public and Only Me. I use my Streams as a public blog, meaning, if you go to my public account, you will see my public posts. This is different than my Public Followers list. This creates a more pleasant public profile.
The Only Me option is literally just that, allowing me to create somewhat of a journal for my eyes only.
Having these options are essential for my online life and Streams and Hubzilla are the only places I know that you have this great flexibility. (Hubzilla calls these lists Privacy Groups).
The Access Lists have two purposes.
- Privacy over who sees what content created.
- Creates specific timelines (streams) for those in these groups.