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Cake day: abe. 30, 2020


I’d recommend just buying from smaller and local shops. Instead of going on Amazon and searching for a product, search the product on Google/DDG and see what comes up. Hopefully you’ll get some decent prices from smaller sites or maybe come across a good local shop that you can pay a visit to periodically.

Sure it’s a centralized USA-based messenger, but if it’s end-to-end encrypted with literally no data collection why does it matter?

I imagine that is slowly changing now since they’ve made that announcement. The only thing that was holding most people back from at least giving it a shot was the fact that it wasn’t open-source. I personally think it should be included at this point because it is privacy-focused alternative to WhatsApp.

I've linked it in the title. Inrupt/Solid works a lot like how current Federated Networks work, with pods and such. Except Tim Berners-Lee believes he's found the way to make it mainstream. It seems he's made it as user-friendly and accessible as it needs to be. What I know so far about Inrupt/Solid: You will be able to easily host your *own* pod using a user-friendly software, or pay for a hosting service. Your Pod hosts *all* of your data. It also acts a profile and login for all of the apps/sites built on the Solid Network. It uses a file directory system, set-up similarly to a website/public HTML folder to help you upload and share files. Business/Services on the Solid platform will be required to ask for permission before using your data (the whole point of it all). You will be able to pick and choose what data they have access to and can use. No targeted advertisements. Businesses can make their money the honest way - By providing a proper service. Tim Berners-Lee is currently travelling the world as we speak to educate developers on how to develop on the platform. If there are any more facts that I should add to this, let me know in the comments! I'll continue to do research on it and keep an eye on the Twitter account. If this thread stays alive, I'll keep adding to it.

I don’t think it’s very fair to leave Threema out of the discussion, now that they’re open-source.

The dominant theory seems to be ease of use/simplicity and the front page of everything having furries, hentai and a bunch of nerd chat.

I think a good way to solve a few of the issues is to have the main instance of each platform market themselves a little harder and not so much on the pods/instances - teach that to the people later after they get in to the atmosphere of the Fediverse. For example, someone goes to Mastodon.social, all they see is that it’s the main instance, and other that the word instance, it looks like a simple Twitter alternative.

Then later if they want to delve a little deeper (the customer), they can learn about instances/pods. From there they can host their own, or search for a new one. (Most of the instance directories could use some simplifying too)

Then to go along with that, each main instance would also have to be moderated quite heavily to keep things clean for when people first join.


How would all of these decentralized applications sustain themselves if they became mainstream?
Would someone be able to explain to me how all of these platforms would stay alive if the masses joined? For example, PeerTube is a loved one by people who want privacy and freedom. What if there was a sudden influx of creators and viewers? There definitely isn't enough storage for the creators, and would the viewers not encounter issues like buffering? I'm all for it all of it, I just am kinda confused. I'll also ride this post a little and add that I think that a big reason all of this is taking so long to become mainstream is because it's too complex compared to the more commonly used platforms. Things need to be put in front of peoples faces or they won't use it. The information is just too spread out. We can blame the current mainstream platforms for that, but we're past that now and need to find a way to make this easier. Anyone have any thoughts on that?