Anyone working with / have thoughts about Solid? The pro-business language makes me a bit nervous that long-term this could just become another system defined by corporate rent-seeking but the tenet of personal data autonomy sounds nice at least.

I've learned to mistrust the business-speak, as well as the "one solution to everything!!!" mentality. That said, there is merit in the idea that your data is YOURS, your property as well as your responsibility. I think this product could play a role in helping people detach from data-helplessness. But the one-solution and cult-of-personality approach does suggest another type of eventual vulnerability.

@jplebreton i want to see what it actually gets used for before i get too excited. like, is it the sort of thing you could use to build fake twitter?

i can't tell what it is yet, because everything that exists is marketing or specs and i don't have the patience for either

@jplebreton my main thought is that if we're going to move to any new method of web hosting, it should be one of the ones that includes torrent-style hosting sharing on the part of visitors, for the sake of preserving content if the original host disappears, and for alleviating hosting costs if something takes off

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!