#ShowerThought the great weakness of federated social networks is the dependence of accounts on individual instances. Even in #Zot networks, where #NomadicIdentity can be used to clone 'channels' across multiple instances, users have to understand how to set up clones, remember which instances their clones are hosted on, and hope at least one of those instances still exists if their primary instance vanishes, never to return. (1/2)
What if we could create a single server "cloud", to which anyone could contribute storage and processing power? All accounts exist in that "cloud", rather than on any given droplet within it. There could be multiple ways of contributing; dedicated VPS, desktop apps contributing processing power when connected, mobile apps when plugged in and on unmetred data, SETI@home style tools that contribute unused timeslice etc. My understanding of #HoloChain is that this is their goal. (2/2)
@strypey What are your plans for dealing with:
- Unlawful content
- Harassment, stalking, doxxing
- Impersonations, misrepresentations
- Extremist content, incitement, terrorism, disinfo
@clacke that might be what is needed for a lot of people to "fix the internet" but it will be a hard sell. We are all conditioned to want "discoverability" and federation critics/silo apologists already think that is lacking here.
To suggest we should actually make content LESS discoverable? We have huge companies who make billions from us and control us by ensuring we are no longer able to "self discover" or even want to. They won't easily give up that power.
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.