The pages are plain html, so yeah? Now I’m unsure if search engines can really scrape the entire post history because pagination is done with anchors, I’m not sure how robust anchors are.
An anchor looks like this: https://view.matrix.org/room/!OGEhHVWSdvArJzumhm:matrix.org/?anchor=$c2Qx9k8CB4WBrNsIxW4WxlZ1MqBvYS-tfGFsA7QkxMg&offset=60
Very clickbaity title. The article doesn’t conclude federation is bad, just that pursuing the ideal at all costs is a losing battle. Things naturally centralize, so we might as well make the big centre democratic. Wikipedia is fraught with problems and outside influence, but it’s a good example of democratic centralization I guess. Mastodon is still better for allowing federation with the big instances though.
There are engines I use to see past the useless SEO clickfarms that plague google results:
I agree. If they’re used solely as any other public forum. The problem is it supports the ecosystem of these platforms’ faux private chats. Also if you have to create an account to view a public chat why not make it encrypted all the way? Matrix.org supports encrypted rooms.
It’s also ridiculous that you have to give a phone number to use any “type of public forum”, telegram.
A service like letterboxd, myanimelist, and goodreads, that unifies all these mediums and more, into one single media tracking site with individual user profiles and off that, on the side, some social-networking. As of today, there’s no site for tracking ALL media, rather only many sites focused on a single medium, each with ad-hoc databases and different UI:
If I’d just like to keep track of media I consume I can just keep one big offline spreadsheet, but what I enjoy of these services is the ability to make friends with similar tastes and being introduced to amazing art through personalized recommendations, that I otherwise would’ve never known about.
Apart of being fragmented, most of the aforementioned available media tracking services sell user’s data and are proprietary. I guess I’d like to see something like bookwyrm, but with a larger scope than just books. Maybe integration with Wikidata is the only viable solution for the herculean scope of cataloguing every media release that ever existed. Not sure how this would turn out in practice, but Wikidata could benefit too, from having legions of people adding info on their favorite obscure shows.
Yup this doesn’t seem robust at all. Any message
anchor=just points to a message UUID, which means there is a page, showing adjacent messages, for every message. The pages are mostly duplicates.