Re: Federated, decentralised communication on the internet
On 3/21/18 11:48 AM, Charlie Gibbs wrote:
On 21/03/18 01:00 AM, email@example.com wrote:
My problem with "social networks" is that they're monopolies. Imagine
popping down to the local pub for a pint and a bit of conversation,
only to find that it's part of a huge chain run by a transnational
conglomerate. I much prefer the Usenet model, although web sites that
let you leave messages come pretty close. What I don't like are those
web sites that make you log in through Facebook in order to post.
Since I don't have a Facebook account and never will, such sites will
have to do without my pearls of wisdom. :-)
Maybe we should move back to USENET. It worked pretty well, and it's
still going strong in some quarters. Add some global identity &
reputation management, and the ability to set up lots of small
newsgroups - and we'd have one hell of a Facebook killer.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra