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/
6. So Zot is the future of decentralized social media, right? Unfortunately, Zot is in bad health. Its usage is in the decline. There are fewer instances now than a year ago.
The problem: Zot had too many projects, not enough focus.
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.
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