February was short (as usual) but packed, counting two new websites for the decentralisation community:
- The long-awaited DWeb community website launched, along with the “DWeb principles” declaration: https://getdweb.net
- The DWeb event calendar: https://dweb.events
These updates, and more, in February’s digest: https://redecentralize.org/redigest/2021/02
Growing out of the DWeb Summits and DWeb Camp, tomorrow sees the launch of a new DWeb community website, along with a first version of its “DWeb Principles”. Zoom into the launch party at 18:00 UTC; hosted by our friends from the Internet Archive and Jolocom.
Our digest for January is out, covering:
- Writings on centralisation and/versus democracy
- A decentralised social media ecosystem review
- A new publication, The Reboot
- Brave browser supports IPFS
…and other updates and upcoming events.
With all eyes on social media platforms’ influence on democracy, @rysiek gets to the crux: “the question isn’t really about how these platforms should wield their power — **the question is whether these platforms should have such power in the first place.**”
Happy new month! A good moment to look back at the last month. In December’s digest we cover:
- The EU’s new proposals for regulating ‘gatekeeper’ platforms
- The Remote CCC conference and DWeb meetup
- Technology’s trade-offs discussed in “The Decentralized Web of Hate”
- Misc tips & updates and events coming up
November’s digest is out. In this issue: Digital public infrastructure • Radicle • EFF podcast
Redecentralize Digest — October 2020
In this issue: Self-soveign identity • OTI event • GDPR vs RTB • etc.
Redecentralize Digest — September 2020
In this issue: NGI workshop • DSA consultation • DWeb meetup
The topic was the problematic use of centralised social media platforms by public institutions; with a focus on the alternative of adopting decentralised social media (specifically Mastodon / the Fediverse).
The recording is now online: https://redecentralize.org/events/2020-ngi-policy-summit-workshop/
Redecentralize Digest — May 2020
In this issue: GDPR 2 years • Dat→Hypercore • Grant for the Web • etc.
Redecentralize Digest — April 2020
In this issue: contract tracing apps • Wikipedia’s social protocols • better than Goodreads • etc.
Redecentralize Digest — March 2020
In this issue: epidemic surveillance • github+npm • Diaspora • etc.
The January @redecentralize re-digest is out! https://redecentralize.org/redigest/2020/01
-> featuring decentralised social media, comparing federated and p2p approaches incl mastodon & scuttlebutt; org and tech comparison of IPFS & DAT; what makes decentralisation hard & why decentralise; ditching 3rd party cookies & upcoming events!
So, who is working on branding, logo and identity for the OStatus network *as a whole*? Mastodon is a nice name and has a logo, but it's a server, not the network. We shouldn't be saying "I'm on Mastodon", but "I'm on OStatus". But it needs a friendlier brand. How do we do this in a decentralised way? It's like trying to rebrand the concept of email.
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