The problem with that is who gets to choose what is acceptable and what is not? If I make criticisms about something or someone's actions, is that "non-acceptable" content? During these discussions, the lowest common denominator is used, but the reality is that definitions change or people try to expand the definition to include what one does not like or agree with. The price for free speech and expression comes a great price with many risks, but it is worth it. We have seen centralization fail time and time again with platforms like Facebook and Youtube censoring (demonetizing) unfavorable opinions or ideas.
> I’d happily donate to have such an unbiased body.
As soon as you start picking, choosing and expanding what is acceptable and what is not, it is no longer unbiased.
Curious, does it still use git to push a JSON record change in a large blob to a remote bot that then commits it? Are you working to re-architect this? I'm hoping I can convince you guys to partner up with us, we just got a prototype of end-to-end encrypted P2P data structures working ( https://youtu.be/ik_dqXBMBHw ) that is storage/network efficient (syncing diffs) and fully decentralized using CRDTs. Shoot me an email (check profile) if you see this. I've been keeping an eye on ZeroNet for the last year or year and a half-ish (?), and really excited about its growth.
Each site has an area for user content. That is content not generated by the site owner. Users of the site that generate content (posts in a forum or comments on a blog for example) write their content into that area which is a directory for them based on the public key of their pseudo-anonymous identity. The user then signs the data with their private key and this gets sent to other site users through the seeding mechanism. All this is hidden by the API so the user of a site doesn't see the public/private key signing, etc.
I also have a hard problem understanding how to use ZeroMe from different devices... I use the same masterseed (maintaining my ID) but my ZeroMe profile does not seem to move between my devices. I find the hub concept difficult to understand...
You can almost tell that a service is going to fail to adopt any sort of critical mass by the size of your scrollbar in articles about them.
> Sites are served by visitors
Technically, decent idea. Realistically, you're hosting the stuff people don't want to pay to host.
Very personally, I see it as contributing a small amount of a very non-scarce resource (bandwidth, disk space, computing power) so that I have greater control over the platform I'm using. I loved both Twitter and Medium, but the corporations that run them have different ideas about what they're for. I see web decentralised about letting the user choose their experience instead of having it enforced on them.
It's an extra click to actually pin the thing on Eternum and host it for 100 years on $0.01. If you want an actual blog, it's a bit more complicated, but still not by much.
It's not binary, however. As friction decreases, the number of sufficiently motivating use-cases increases non-linearly and there are multiple thresholds.
There is effort to create identities, etc though. The article is long because ZeroNet has a lot of features.
Is it due to the challenge of building critical mass?
I mean very similar to Twitter, in that it's a centralized service.
But, they'd do a better job of protecting users when threads go hostile. Perhaps I'm too focused on today's boycott.
1. Visit https://instances.social and walk through the choices. This will help you choose a mastodon "instance" which would be most relevant to you.
2. Then join and use/play around with that recommended mastodon server.
The beauty of mastodon - and other similar platforms - is that you are not stuck to that server only. Mastodon does not have a single, central server like twitter; each of its numerous servers can however connect with each other. (Apologies, i don't know your level of tech literacy, so am purposefully keeping this high-level for ease of explanation.) You can join any peer server/instance and still connect with friends/acquaintances from other mastodon servers. Some of these other mastodon servers focus around a specific community, some do not. You could join one of these servers - maybe the one that helps protect its users to be yes open in their opinion but shielded from hostiles, trolls, a$$holes, etc. I can't say for sure because i don't know, but there certainly could be such a mastodon server out there. (We must remember that there often are people thinking and feeling the same as us at times.) Think of it like email: anyone can send a message to anyone else (provided they know their recipient's address) but each person can have an email address from different domains! Alice's address might be firstname.lastname@example.org, and she can can send a message to email@example.com...and neither of them "reside" on the same email server...And email - as far as delivery is concerned - has worked pretty ok for several decades. This tech philosophy can work for social networks as well.
I may be missing the mark on what you really want, since i'm only going off of minimal notes...but i really believe in non-centralized platforms. I myself am a fan of Gnu Social, but Mastodon is simply such a powerful platform because the on-boarding is so very simple. (And, by the way mastodon servers CAN connect with Gnu Social servers, so good benefits all around!) There's a reason that mastodon is so extremely popular. Even if you don't believe in or agree with what I (or others) have stated about non-central platforms, I encourage you to try it out and see for yourself, if it meets your needs. Good luck!!!
To be honest I would be more interested in a solution where you get to host as much data on the network as you host on your machine, or something in proportion, at different levels of redundancy.
For example hosting a blogpost sqlite database file should be accessible to all hosts, since it will be never so big, but it can't be lost with a high enough level of redundancy.
That's some damn good clarity right there.
Less cryptic - copyright violations at best, things like child porn on the worse end of the scale
Thankfully there's thousands of peers, and quite a few of those are people escaping the GFW of mainland China.