ActivityPub is not the only Fediverse protocol in town. Zot also allows decentralized social media.—and it has a game-changing feature: nomadic identity. 🏈
This is my experience using it 🧵 https://blog.peerverse.space/hubzilla-is-breaking-my-brain/
2. If you want to know why I'm excited about Zot's implementation of nomadic identity, take a look at this screen shot.
Notice anything missing? A password field! A channel address is all that's needed for authentication.
7. To their credit, devs know that Zot grew too complex for the average user. This is why they're ending support for many services. According to Mike Macgirvin, everything will be coalesced into Streams. https://macgirvin.com/channel/mike?mid=b64.aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWNnaXJ2aW4uY29tL2l0ZW0vYThiNzFiYzYtNWVlYi00YmZjLWE4NDUtNWUyNWYxZWQ4NmJl
@atomicpoet This sort of social network makes me think of BitMessage, which I think is still running. The entire notion of decentralized social media, except for BitMessage it's really just a kind of glorified email service, but the lessons from BTC are there. Everyone has a copy, there isn't a single point of attack or censorship, it's quite something.
Things like this inspire me, at least if there was hope for such new things in our world. A kind of fully distributed... everything.
La gran debilidad de Mastodon es que tiene un sistema de clases: administradores y usuarios. Los administradores poseen personas de usuario, toots, datos personales. Esto crea una jerarquía.
La identidad nómada, tal como se implementa en Zot, soluciona este problema.
Para aclarar conceptos, que son un poco confusos.
Well, the „ideal“ solution would be here for everyone to have their own instance.
Which in turn creates another segmentation because one needs skills and money to run it.
Let alone time for keeping it up to date.
@RyunoKi This is true, and it's a problem Hubzilla is encountering now. There are fewer instances now than a year ago. I just installed my own instance, so that somewhat betters the odds of survival but I make no guarantees for long term service.
@atomicpoet this is an interesting point! Do you think coop-like organizations can counter this effect in a scalable manner, or there is no way around changing protocol at some point?
1. Generally, how social data is organized predicts what a social network becomes
2. Co-ops can be a good way to alleviate hierarchies, and this is something I'm investigating
3. If we want a true egalitarian system, we need to balance P2P data delivery with persistence
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