How would opening up Facebook change the internet?
Incl. a quote from yours truly
Funnily enough we kind of went in that direction for a while with LD-Signatures, a tech that does not require fetching from origin to maintain authenticity when re-sharing content, but in the end it seems better to let the origin decide whether to continue to provide a piece of content or not, as you lose plausible deniability and control over further re-distribution when the entire content is a completely stand-alone blob being passed around
The paper analyzes the degree of centralization (through servers themselves, or underlying hosting providers) and impact of outages on the network, and their big takeaway point is that it would be great if content could be retrieved from non-origin sources when the origin is down (i.e. like IPFS, Torrent)
Excerpt from the paper "Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case". I didn't know Vocalodon was financed this way! That's neat
Estonia is running its country like a tech company
Hi there if you are in America I suggest you ASAP contact your congressperson and ask them to oppose the CASE act, a weird copyright bill being voted on tomorrow
Short version: Now in addition to normal courts plus the DMCA there'd be this new weird copyright quasi-court. By my read if notice is served and you don't respond within 60 days you could get hit with a $15,000 fine as default judgement. Sounds really easy to abuse.
anybody who has a dedicated following should start a server, especially media/news organizations.
Developer of Mastodon. 26. He/him
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