Panquake - Talk Liberation
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Powerful, next generation messaging technology.

Does anyone know what this thing is? Some kind of decentralized, open source, anti-establishment, etc platform aiming to be an alternative to twitter, but we plebs aren’t allowed to see or participate in the development process or even see any source repositories yet.

To me there’s a bunch of red flags, but I can’t put my finger on what I reckon they’re flagging. It’s that combo of roll-your-own-crypto and promises of decentralization and secret-open-source-development-model all tied together with node.js and blockchain.

No mention of other decentralization efforts, their envisaged place/relationship with the fediverse, ActivityPub, Mastodon, possibility of extending their new blockchain protocol ideas with other platforms. Nothing even about how they’re better than the fediverse or whatever.

They were banned from twitter tho so they “must be legit”? The slides on the “tech” page mostly have this “COMMERCIAL IN CONFIDENCE - NOT FOR UNAUTHORISED USE OR DISSEMINATION” watermarks, which is pretty weird.

https://ghostarchive.org/archive/G08ek

https://archive.is/panquake.com

Mossy
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Crypto-anything is a nope from me. Plus not giving the source code and not supporting decentralised standards makes it almost definitely not worth your time

Arthur Besse
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I regret having wasted time trying to figure out what this is all about.

It’s crypto!

it is neither cryptocurrency nor cryptography

It’s blockchain!

in name only

It’s decentralized!

until you spend a few minutes looking at their architecture diagrams.

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1urte bat

“Banned from Twitter” is usually code for “right-wing extremist” IME. I mean look at Gab or Parler and see what’s mostly in there.

Halce
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1urte bat

This is absolute nonsense. Suzie Dawson can be odd, but not right-wing, just anti-imperialist.

Tell that to the palestinians banned from Twitter.

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1urte bat

You know what the word “usually” means, right?

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urte bat

I don’t think it’s that kind of banned from twitter. The figures behind it seem to associate themselves with Wikileaks and/or Julian Assange. Suzie Dawson, for example, is hosting the video presentations about the plaform.

To be clear I don’t mean to shit on the platform, I’m just approaching it with a lot of cynicism. I want to understand what it is and its problems and merits.

Halce
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0urte bat

associate themselves with Wikileaks and/or Julian Assange

What’s wrong with that?

@rcbrk@lemmy.ml
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Nothing at all! If anything I mentioned it as a point of approval from me, and stating them to clearly not be in the same camp as the banned-from-twitter-because-right-wing-extremists.

Halce
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To be clear I don’t mean to shit on the platform, I’m just approaching it with a lot of cynicism.

It seemed to me you meant to imply that you, unfortunately, dislike Julian Assange?

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I think Assange is a legendary journalist who (to put it mildly) is bearing the brunt of a fucked up assault on the free press by CIA/etc.

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