Arendt's *Human Condition* categories of activity applied to the online realm:
- Labor: content moderation, microtasking (e.g. Mechanical Turk)
- Work: code, images, designs making and sharing (e.g. GitHub, Thingiverse)
- Action: debate, discussion (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.